Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Bunny’ Influenced Return Of ‘Angry Hitler’ Meme
Keep In Mind the “Angry Hitler” meme? It was among social networks’s very first fixations. In the early days of Twitter– back when not everybody was on it, much less real Nazis– users bonded by sharing, and even making, comical variations on a clip from the 2005 movie Failure, a legendary chronicle of the last days of Hitler and business. They included their own subtitles, making the Fuhrer– played by the late, excellent Bruno Ganz– tirade about whatever from Sarah Palin to Xbox Live to Sanctuary dividing to, ultimately, the oversaturation of “Angry Hitler” videos.
Well, it’s back. Recently saw the trailer for Jojo Bunny, Taika Waititi’s follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok, and an extremely dark satire about a young German kid living throughout the Third Reich whose fictional good friend is Hitler himself. Hitler, by the method, is played by Waititi.
It was unavoidable that somebody would restore the “Angry Hitler” meme to commemorate this inspired accomplishment of casting. Therefore they have. Waititi himself shared the video.
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) July 26, 2019
And he’s right: It’s excellent. In this variation of the meme, Ganz’s Hitler is notified of Jojo Bunny‘s presence, and gets fuming mad that he’s being played by somebody both Polynesian and Jewish. He likewise grumbles about the long history of him being lampooned by Jewish comical filmmakers, like Charles Chaplin and Mel Brooks, in addition to railing versus “Angry Hitler” memes, questioning why somebody would do another one over a years after their sell-by date.