Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit is set to hit theaters in just 10 days on October 18, and the studio has released a new clip to give us a little taste of the film’s humorous sensibility. In the new clip, which starts with Scarlett Johansson hitting Sam Rockwell in the nuts, we are also treated to the introduction to the Nazi clones thanks to Rebel Wilson.
Jojo Rabbit has had mixed reviews, largely because some people fear that turning Nazis into goofballs makes them too sympathetic and likable. It makes total sense, After all, you remember the huge surge in Nazism across the US due to the roles of Sgt Schultz and Col Klink in the 1970s series Hogan’s Heroes. Oh wait. That didn’t happen… because people aren’t idiots.
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.