I just read a title from the post on The Forward, a uber Jewish paper/blog titled: Hunting Nazis Is Back in Style in Hollywood.
My immediate gut reaction was: Wait a second…when were they ever out of style? I thought killing Nazis was always fashionable…like scarves.
Then I remembered this old post I wrote, entitled X-Men: First Class proves that everyone loves Nazis. In which I boldly state, as I always do,
As far as I am concerned, there are two types of Holocaust films (excluding documentaries). There are movies like Schindler’s List and A Beautiful Life, meant to portray the Holocaust on a gritty, emotional level. If you have dry eyes after these movies, you are either a horrible monster, have a medical condition, or both.
The other type of more recent Holocaust movies are when the protagonist either kills Nazi, or even better a Jew who kills Nazis. For example, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, or The Resistance with Daniel Craig. Both these films portrayed Jews who took vengeance on the Germans, allowing for some mild vindication.
And then there’s the films that have Jewish Nazi-hunting protagonists with a Nazi agenda. This is where X-Men: First Class comes in.
There’s reasons why HipsterJew lives upto its name as the most culturally adept Jewish-related blog out there. This is just one very small one.
Nazi Zombies are a close second.