Following the film's release, St Petersburg can definitively cement its status as one of the most cinematic cities, as it helped achieve the necessary atmosphere. The filmmakers abandoned the depiction of Soviet heritage and turned to the historical part, which is frozen in time. The film shows St. Petersburg as a majestic palace city held up by Atlanteans. Due to the filming process, the historical centre was closed, explosions and car chases were set right under residential windows and several vehicles were destroyed.
For the European viewer, Major Grom does not seem supernatural, as such stories appear on the big screens every year. In Russia, however, comics have never been a traditional part of culture. This is not just a comic book adaptation, but a successful attempt to draw attention to Russian creativity, which is worthy of recognition. In Russia, comics get a lot of unfounded heckling simply because it's not a traditional genre. It is only a way of storytelling: the content remains relevant specifically to Russian readers.
Major Grom raises issues of importance to its audience. "Mired in greed and self-interest, greedy bastards" are the plague that abuses the country and from which the protagonists wants to get rid of. Igor Grom - Police Major, who fights crime outside the statutes and does not follow the generally accepted rules, when trying to stop evil and get the necessary information. Sergei Razumovsky is a programmer and philanthropist who grew up in an orphanage and has spent his whole life dreaming of making this world a better place by creating a free social network. And the Plague Doctor becomes a saviour and a new justice for those who are disillusioned with the state system and no longer expect justice from it. None of the characters can be classified as good or evil: the division into black and white simply does not work. And this too has its own national identity - some problems require a "hard and radical" solution. People going out to the streets and smashing up the city become a metaphor for popular sentiment. The audience is just as tired of impunity as the on-screen inhabitants of the city.