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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jul 23rd 2019 at 10:53:13 AM

Synopsis: A little German boy's belief in the Nazi regime is put into question when he finds out his mom's hiding a Jewish woman. Oh, and his imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler (and is played by the director of this piece himself).

Trailer:

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ReynTime250 Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Jul 23rd 2019 at 11:14:01 AM

I never expected the Third Reich to show up.

I can already tell the amount of crossover meme potential with this and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

unknowing from somewhere..
Jul 23rd 2019 at 11:18:51 AM

[up]Is pretty much begging for it, it help the premise is a crazy as the series itself.

"My Name is Bolt, Bolt Crank and I dont care if you believe or not"
Jul 23rd 2019 at 12:24:11 PM

I can see this film being Crosses the Line Twice: The Movie.

ReynTime250 Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Jul 23rd 2019 at 2:41:55 PM

[up][up] Hell its set up at the same time as Part 2. Someone's gonna make it so that when Hitler steps out of that tree it's gonna play Battle Tendency's Propaganda song.

Also Taika Watiti is hilarious, I'm expecting the same comedy as Thor Ragnarok and What We Do In the Shadows.

Jul 24th 2019 at 4:56:17 AM

so would [Propaganda] be the name of the Hitler Stand? tongue

dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
Jul 26th 2019 at 6:36:16 PM

For those of you who don't understand, there's a manga/anime series called Jojos Bizarre Adventure and Season 2 (or more accurately, Part 2) actually does have the main characters...interacting with the Nazis.

And yeah, I entered this thread ready to make a JOJO REFERENCE, but wow, I didn't realize this movie was this serious. 0_o

Edited by dRoy on Jul 26th 2019 at 10:37:55 PM

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
Kersey475 My Namesakes from Everywhere and Nowhere Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
My Namesakes
Jul 28th 2019 at 12:23:00 PM

Can we make the Trope Page already? It was cut before, but I'm pretty sure the synopsis and this trailer confirms at least a few tropes;

Edited by Kersey475 on Jul 28th 2019 at 3:23:31 PM

"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thinking, and don't be a dumbass."
Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane!
Jul 29th 2019 at 10:08:22 AM

I knew Waititi was Polynesian, but I didn't know he was also Jewish… And I thought I'd gotten tired of Hitler Rants, but nope. [lol]

Edited by Lyendith on Jul 29th 2019 at 7:09:31 PM

Flippé de participer à ce grand souper, je veux juste m'occuper de taper mon propre tempo.
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unknowing from somewhere..
Sep 3rd 2019 at 1:35:49 PM

"so would [Propaganda] be the name of the Hitler Stand?"

Tahiti for plaing stronheim when?. tongue

"My Name is Bolt, Bolt Crank and I dont care if you believe or not"
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HBomb from A little to the left. No, my left. Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Sep 5th 2019 at 7:05:17 PM

I love the idea of putting the 80s comic relief Fat Best Friend in this movie. It just serves to drive home how normalized the Nazi’s actions were to children at the time.

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Sep 5th 2019 at 8:24:13 PM

[up][up]It was a rocket launcher. I think that scene is going to happen during the Battle of Berlin as the Hitler Youth were drafted into the last ditch defense of the city.

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My OTP is more obscure than yours
Sep 5th 2019 at 8:45:35 PM

Saw the trailer for this yesterday. A comedy about Hitler Youth in this day and age? My first thought was that there's so many ways this could go wrong.

But you know, then I remembered what Mel Brooks always said, and realized there's a lot of ways it could go right, too.

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Where's the beef?
Sep 10th 2019 at 3:49:15 PM

"You're not a Nazi, you're a ten-year-old boy who likes dressing up in a funny uniform and wants to be part of a club." Damn. This looks like it could be great.

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Nov 3rd 2019 at 8:44:53 AM

"I tried making a movie, but didn't print enough pamphlets, so hardly anyone turned up."

A movie theater promoted Jojo Rabbit by saying it was directed by Korg.

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32ndfreeze from Australia
Dec 29th 2019 at 7:52:12 PM

Saw it last night.

I really enjoyed it. But damn does everything after the butterfly hit hard.

I heard that the actor playing Jojo won an award and he definitely deserved it.

"But if that happened, Melia might actually be happy. We can't have that." - Handsome Rob
JJMarmite One day we'll look back on this and laugh from obscurity Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
One day we'll look back on this and laugh
Jan 7th 2020 at 5:36:55 AM

The first I heard about this film was my buddy asking me if I wanted to go see it, I did, and I really liked it on a host of levels, later to be baffled at the surprisingly lukewarm critical reception.

Particularly confused by critics who seemed to feel it lacked a clear message, perhaps missing the part in the film where the Nazis were buffoonish, dangerous fanatics whose adherence to an ideology that even a ten year old boy brought up in its clutches couldn't maintain in the face of reality led only to suffering, misery and death, all of which was entirely unnecessary and completely pointless.

Maybe they were expecting something else.

Though I'm grossly biased in the film's favour, so I would say that. Certainly it seems to be very much a Marmite sort of a film.

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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Jan 9th 2020 at 1:50:36 AM

I think for many people reality has shown buffoonish dangerous fanatics are people the stupid will follow.

So sadly they missed the joke.

Which is its own, not particularly funny, joke.

Edited by CharlesPhipps on Jan 9th 2020 at 1:51:05 AM

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Jan 9th 2020 at 3:58:34 AM

I enjoyed the movie as a whole but the issue leans into the differences between parody, satire and farce. The movie has a lot of farcical moments but then leans into a more straightforward Holocaust drama for much of the middle part of the movie. It's not coincidence the imaginary Adolf is largely absent during that part.

It's kind of like trying to make you laugh at the absurdity of fascism and then stopping to say "No really guys, Nazis were bad." The tone suffered from it.

InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Jan 9th 2020 at 1:46:28 PM

[up]Debatable if it really 'suffered' though. I think that was kind of the point. Jojo has an innocent farcical perspective of the Nazi regime to a much more devastatingly mature one as the conflict rises and the consequences show their ugly faces.

I particularly liked that this was a 'Loss of Innocence' and 'Coming of Age' story that DIDN'T tell itself from the cynical adult and oft dramatically ironic perspective from the beginning but kept us in the innocent tone with the child until their innocence was lost.

One is easy. The other is devastating and compelling.

ZheToralf Floating Advice Reminder from somewhere in Germany
Jan 15th 2020 at 4:25:50 PM

Saw it last night during my vacation in LA. Being the only german in the room definitely was something...

Although I enjoyed it as well, I feel like the trailer can be a bit misleading to some. You could be forgiven to expect a full on black comedy a la Mel Brooks.

You lost!
InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Jan 15th 2020 at 5:10:03 PM

[up]That's actually exactly how I described it from the trailers. I do think maybe that's a good place to go into it with as it means your in the headspace the films wants before it swerves into the full horror of the reich and Jojo's plight.


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