The Full Trailer For Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Is Here, And Hitler Would Have Hated It
This film is shaping up to be a glorious and timely insult to Nazis everywhere.
The full trailer for Taika Waititi’s new “anti-fuckface satire” Jojo Rabbit is here, and it looks like this film is shaping up to be a glorious and timely insult to Nazis everywhere.
Waititi plays a child’s imaginary version of Adolf Hitler in the upcoming film, which has reportedly spooked Disney executives with its bizarre and edgy portrayal of Nazi Germany.
The film centres on Jojo Rabbit (Roman Griffin Davis), a lonely young boy living in Nazi Germany, whose blind nationalism and imaginary friendship with Hitler is challenged when he discovers that his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.
And sure, a bumbling, imaginary Hitler as comic relief is edgy enough to spook more than a few people, but as Waititi himself put it, “what better fuck you to that guy?” than having a Jewish, Maori actor playing him in a satire where Nazism is absolutely the butt of the joke.
While you’re waiting for the trailer to come out, this is a gentle reminder for anyone who wants to know why @TaikaWaititi is playing this goofy version of shitler .. #JojoRabbit pic.twitter.com/Abjh93Vr09
— Mahoy ⎊ (@taikitawaitiki) September 3, 2019
therapist: taika waititi dressed as hitler in jojo rabbit isn’t real. it can’t hurt you
taika waititi dressed as hitler: pic.twitter.com/L05HXf1NKA
— asoiaf & mcu women stan account (@kingslayerrs_) September 3, 2019
This new trailer makes it particularly clear that this film is well and truly anti-Nazi. It’s also full of some pretty timely commentary on the state of neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups in 2019 — the line “you’re not a Nazi, Jojo, you’re a ten-year-old kid who likes dressing up in a funny uniform and wants to be part of a club” speaks volumes.
watching taika waititi, a POC director, tear down the fantasized ideals of white supremacy through the eyes of an indoctrinated kid wanting to "be a part of a club" and showing the fallacies yet real-life expenses of white fragility is going to be so good. please watch this movie https://t.co/16ruOfKEOE
— ✨EX HYE 🔮 SPX M10✨ (@explodinghye) September 3, 2019
Unfortunately, with the trailer comes some sadder news: Australians will have to wait until December 26 to see the film, which comes out in the US on October 18. Until then, you can while away the time watching the trailer below: