Joss Whedon Wants To Stop Orange Muppet Hitler
Remember when Joss Whedon quit Twitter after Avengers: Age of Ultron sucked and he got tired of having to respond to death threats over it coming from the corner of the internet we should naplam, salt, then napalm again? Well, he’s reversed that decision and doubled way the fuck down on the fight with interminable assholes by launching a super PAC designed specifically to defeat Trump. He even made a super snarky video filled with famous actors talking politics, so clearly this guy wants to die. Via Buzzfeed:
“It’s about targeting people who either aren’t going to vote or have been anesthetized out of voting — fighting the sort of apathy and cynicism that says, ‘It doesn’t matter if I vote,’” Whedon told BuzzFeed News. Voting, he said, “matters more than any single thing you’re going to do in the next two years. It’s the exact definition of democracy. It is a heroic and necessary act.”
In the video above, which is the first of a total of eight, Julianne Moore says “shitload,” and Robert Downey Jr. says “Mark’s going to have his dick out,” so right off the bat, you can feel cool watching it. Then Ashley Johnson — the chick who was in The Avengers for no reason at all — almost cries a bunch of times, because apparently she didn’t get the memo that they were poking fun at earnestness while trying earnestly to get everyone to vote. Then it’s right back to self-depreciation (An SNL star acting like no one knows who he is) followed by the suggestion that this election is “a tipping point for the world.” The tone is all over the map and the result will probably be just another internet flame war where everyone dies under a pile of Shillary memes. So basically, Hollywood is rightfully shitting their pants — as we all should be — but they hired the guy who flamed out directing their biggest franchise to try to turn this all around. Seriously, they couldn’t tap Russo brothers for a few days for this? Shit, I would have taken Paul Verhoeven at this point. Unless he’s doing Starship Troopers 4, then leave him alone. I have my priorities.