Last week, The Outhouse reported on Fox’s efforts to destroy the comic book movie industry with their awful, horrid, stroke inducing, Satan spawned character designs for X-Men: Days Of Future Past. With the exception of Blink, who looks fantastic, nothing could have done more harm to comic book movies than the pre-cave drawing skill level of who ever came up with those costumes.
At least, that’s what we thought.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, the same magazine that debuted the aforementioned character designs, X-Men director Bryan Singer condemned the film to failure by playing the 'Hitler' card. From www.comicbookmovie.com:
Trask is, ultimately, a peace lover. He feels that humanity will go on fighting each other unless they find some common element to unite against. Perhaps as Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat to bond the darker parts of Europe, he's doing the same thing with mutants.
Now, as The Outhousers' most senior Jewish reporter, it usually falls on me to generate righteous indignation regarding all things Hitler, but with the Coke and Cheerios commercial “controversies” of the past couple days and the general downward spiral into douchebaggery our society has undergone recently, I no longer have the energy. What I can say is that Singer worded that response horribly, since it can be interpreted as if he is saying that Hitler was a peace lover.
Let that sink in.
See, you don’t really need me to tell you why this is a stupid thing to say. It’s not offensive, just dumb. By relating Trask to Hitler, Singer is shock marketing (like shock-jocking but less assholey.) The only reason to bring up Hitler is so later you can look at all the responses and comment on how edgy you are. It’s lazy and unimaginative.
[pun-happy reporter sdsichero busts into the Outhouse Newsroom against RUs’ wishes… again]
SDS: Just like the character designs!
SDS: Did I use that correctly?
RU: Yes. Now, go away
So far, the press for this movie has been one big fail and adding Hitler to the mix doesn’t help.