The Soviets Flew Rocky's Wife To Russia Just So She Could Support Him
Rocky IV is set in that far-flung distant era when Russia was America's biggest international rival, if you can imagine such a thing. After Rocky accepts an invitation to the Soviet Union in order to box the evil Ivan Drago, his wife Adrian tells him he can't win, and they get into an argument. Rocky embarks on the journey without her. He flies out to the frozen Russian wilderness ...
MGM/UA Entertainment CompanyThis is when they're flying over '80s Los Angeles. That's all cocaine.
... and lands at a super remote outpost with armed guards. He then gets into a car and is driven even further into nothingness, where he resides in a frozen cabin.
MGM/UA Entertainment CompanyOwned by some lucky peasant who will never have to chop wood ever again.
Rocky performs the movie's obligatory training montage here, in the middle of nowhere. Then, one day, Adrian suddenly shows up, having decided she's actually OK with the fight for no real reason.
MGM/UA Entertainment Company"I brought your will, a lawyer, and two witnesses. No reason."
Unless Adrian has magical teleportation powers, that means she contacted the Soviet government and got herself admitted behind the Iron Curtain and flown into Russia at the height of the Cold War, then driven out to the cabin a million miles from nowhere in this frozen wasteland.
That's extremely nice of those supposedly heartless Soviets. Getting Rocky alone to this place was an elaborate and presumably expensive endeavor. And they were totally cool with flying his wife there as well, after she changed her mind about the trip like a couple days later? Super chill of them, honestly. Maybe there's something to this whole communism thing ...
Bane Kept Gotham City Super Clean
In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane takes all of Gotham hostage. The streets are patrolled by Batmobiles (but, like, evil ones), Scarecrow runs a kangaroo court for the rich, and the masses live in fear and despair.