By now, you have probably realized my love of all things Joss Whedon. The man has done more for fan boys and girls than anyone. You want proof? How’s about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and the big one – The Avengers. The fact that the world’s coolest superheroes are in his capable hands is something that gives me immense joy. He is constantly making things that are awesome, and right now he’s got the S.H.I.E.L.D television show and The Avengers 2 on his plate. And boy, do I want to see both of those come to life. But fortunately for us, Joss Whedon doesn’t have to shut himself away for a year in order to create another great summer blockbuster. Never one to shy away from commentary (just watch The Cabin in the Woods DVD), Joss has given us the gift of lightening the mood of the intense political race.
While us here at Reel Movie Nation simply want you to go out and vote no matter who you put down on the ballot, it is important to see the humor in the situation. With all of the wild accusations (Romney hates Big Bird! Obama is from Africa!), there has to be some common ground – and that is laughter. And to someone like me, who loves horror movies and black comedy, the fact that Joss Whedon is warning people that voting for Mitt Romney might lead to the zombie apocalypse is endlessly entertaining. Don’t believe me? Just watch the video:
Whedon on Romney
Now, I am one of those people that believes that the zombie apocalypse will happen one day (I’m also sort of convinced that the Apple’s new Siri thing will one day become SkyNet and send an army of robots to exterminate mankind). I have seen nearly every movie involving the living dead ever made, and I somehow think that this prepares me for the inevitable. So you can understand my amusement at this clip, because it appears that I am not alone in the world.
Joss Whedon stands with me in preparation, even going so far as to stockpile canned goods and SPAM. And while I sort of agree with some of the points he makes (mostly when he talks about Romney’s disdain for hordes of sub-humans/poor people), I think we can all acknowledge the fact that it’s funny either way. If you’re against Barack Obama, you simply have to insert his name (even though it does not rhyme with zombie as well as Romney does) because you probably believe that he’ll cause some sort of epic disaster if he continues as president. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, probably both of the candidates need some brains. And we all need to learn parkour. Just in case.
What do you think of the video? Is there anyone else buying up SPAM in the event of a zombie horde showing up? Make sure to comment below, but most importantly exercise your civic duty and VOTE!