>lolwut no it isn't
It is. Current big sales of some movies and commercial success don't make it real success on cultural field. And current trends goes that holywood, at least outside USA more and more associating with anti-culture. Therm is kind of incorrect, but I don't want to to spend too much time on this topic.
>This is true but people are stupid. You will notice how most people in the world at least are aware what those movies are. The Russian films, not so much.
Western cultural impact worked on USSR because combination of forced isolation, which at the end of USSR become less and less quality isolation, since "glasnost'" more and more foreign stuff become allowed, combined with
goverment capitalism monopoly economy that can't manage to produce any valuable goods, and when wester mass culture was overall better than today - yes, this worked as one of the factors of fall of USSR. Nowdays - when almost all people, or at least absolute majority have acces to internet, all movies allowed, nobody really cares that much about western media production. All people aware of it, but nobody consider this as some sort of guide to action. We have very terrible, but capitalism too, and while we still poor, trade centers, supermarts, malls give more than requred kind of cheap goods that people can afford more or less, espessialu crap from china, same as everyone can afford infinity ammount of video games and movies from internet because there not much dumb people who will pay for something they can get for free. And in the end, this don't play role anymore. Espessialy when absolute majority of top-holywood movies are films for childrend and teenager audience with caricature superheroes that has no connections to reality.
Russian, or more to say - Soviet movies had same problems that overall planned economy have. When you have Гостелерадио СССР which give resourses to make movies only for prooven directors and scenarios. To make it proven you need pass censurship, and even more absolute bureaucracy. In the end, espessialy to 70s-80s, movies in SU had no such budgets to compete with holywood ones, but more important - absolute majority of them had no even goal to be international and aimed directly at local audience and not on world-wide audience. They was not considered as "product", more like iternal thing for propoganda or entertaiment of masses of soviet population, sometimes maybe for soviet block countries and vice versa. After SU fail, since we become just third world country, with cinema happend same thing - remnats of soviet studios produce products for internal use, and they become not so great. Hovever overall, you don't give to account cultural impact of soviet and russian movies inside russia at all.
>No matter how dumb the OP we can still have serious discussion about it,
This is kind of question and kind of theme, that will not bring serious answer. Question itselft put the way it may only generate same tier answer - very basic pseudo-political analysis based on primitive stereotypes. As I aleady said, it just ends like kindergarden. To properly have disscution, you at least need ro-formulate question to something "Do you see any possibilities of major military conflict involving russia in near future?" or something like this, hovever this question have too clear answers to make really big and separate thread from it.
>Actually wait historically too because all the Russian monarchs were French boos and took awhile for Russian literature to develop
I don't know how it connected to current disscution, hovever this is not correct statement. France had cultural impact on Russia in XVIII/early XIX centuries, since France was one of big and major powers of the world, and French language overall was used much more outside of france than it happened now, when it shifted towards Eglish. Probably most famous of western-boo emperors of Russia, Peter I, during his travels visited mostly Ntherlands, england, austria and cities in central europe. Cultural impact at that times was mostly affected by this countries. Russian have many words taked from german language since than. Peter III was even born and rised as Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and managed to go into russia only much more late. Peter III, who was Prussia-boo in 7-years war just gived fallen eastern Prussia back to them just because. Romanovs have very strong connection with german lines, even romanov flag have very close to german/prussian colors.
Adittionaly, in mid-late XIX centuray was rise of Russian self-identity and it become popular to make back many russain things from times before Peter reforms, but this even more complex thematic of "serach of ways" in russia in second half of XIX centuary.