“Their values are fascistic. All those people marching around in capes and masks and boots – the superhero imagery is totally fascist!”
“The movie has been doing very well, I think, whenever we’ve screened it to normal people.”
“I’m attracted to working with comedians because they don’t have that stars’ idea of what a hero should be.”
Now, I want you to jump to the link and read the entire article. It is short. But I want you to read it because the above quotes are from Michel Gondry, the director of the upcoming “Green Hornet” movie starring Seth Rogen, and they are out of context. I want you to read them in context… because they are still so wrong on so many levels. It made me wonder why he got involved in a “Green Hornet” project if he holds such a low opinion of so many of the fans.
Oh, and if believing that casting Seth Rogen as the “Green Hornet,” taking an iconic comicbook hero and turning him into some kind of comedic half-wit was a stupid idea makes me a “fascist” in Mr. Gondry’s eyes, then he can kiss my highly polished jackboots. As a Frenchman, I would have thought Mr. Gondry would have more sense than to use such terms so loosely on, in a historical context, such a frivolous subject. I guess I was wrong about that. I guess when it comes to Mr. Gondry, I was wrong on many things.