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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).
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.
Is pretty much begging for it, it help the premise is a crazy as the series itself.
I can see this film being Crosses the Line Twice: The Movie.
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.
so would [Propaganda] be the name of the Hitler Stand?
Hitler finds out he’s being played by Taika Waititi.
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
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
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.
Edited by Lyendith on Jul 29th 2019 at 7:09:31 PM
In which Hitler devours a unicorn.
"so would [Propaganda] be the name of the Hitler Stand?"
Tahiti for plaing stronheim when?.
That final gag was hilarious. I mean, a cannon?!
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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