In “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” by Rian Johnson, Edward Norton tech The billionaire proposes a toast to the troubled. It’s convenient tributebearing in mind that if there is a file award for the best villain At the upcoming Academy Awards, Miles Bron will take it easy prize. It embodies the familiar archetype of Self-proclaimed visionary who obsessed with social media He disrupts the status quo by talking about “breaking things”. We’ve seen this kind of Characters by Miles Bron are no exception.
Miles Bron is just the latest in long line of Hollywood favorite villain: the tech brother. seek north to Silicon Valley, movie industry has found Perhaps its richest resource of big antagonists on screen since Soviet era Russia.
great movie The bad guys don’t come around often. the best- Picture Nominee “Top Gun: Maverick” like its predecessor, it was content to battle with Anonymously enemy of Unspecified nationality. Why hostility international ticket Buyers when tom cruise vs. who works just fine?
but in Last few years tech Bro spread out on movie Screens as a Hollywood destination bad man. that it rise which reflect growing concerns over technology expanding access to our lives and increasing doubts for Motives for not always altruistic of the men – which is mostly men – who control today digital empires.
We have the devious CEO of Biosyn Genetics (Campbell Scott) in “Jurassic World: Dominion” is a franchise dedicated to danger of tech transcend. Chris Hemsworth Biotech Overlord in “Spiderhead”, and may Mark Rylance destroy Earth tech Guru in 2021 “Don’t search.” We had Jesse Eisenberg, who Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg played indelibly in 2010 “The Social Network”, as a prof tech Lex Luthor like his bro in 2016 “Batman v Superman”; Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Harry Melling in 2020 “The Old Guard”; Taika Waititi ruleBreaking the video game mogul in 2021 “Free Guy”; CEO of Oscar Isaac’s search engine in 2014 “Ex Machina”; And critical painting of Co-founder of Apple in 2015 “Steve Jobs”.
such as characters and tech bros – hoodie-wearing Grandsons of the crazy scientist – They formed an archetype: masters of A universe whose arrogance leads to disaster, social media Scientists who They cannot manage their personal relationships. Whether their visions of the future frying pan out Or we don’t finish up living in they worldalso way. They are evil who They see themselves as heroes.
“In my opinion, he really is the most dangerous human being around,” Rylance said says of Peter Isherwell. “He thinks we can dominate our country way out of any problem that nature hands us. I think this is the same type of thinking earned us inside the problem He was in Now, we are trying to control each other and control all the life that we are so closely related to and depend on on. “
Nominate Glass Onion. for the best-adaptation screenplaydisplays a new escalation in tech satire pole. The scandalous CEO of Norton, with The name is very close to “Bro”, and it’s very rich, powerful, and powerful, considering it works on volatile new Dangerous energy source. But Brun alsoBenoit Blanc, as Daniel Craig eventually concludes, is an idiot. Blank’s “cocky clown”. says.
In Johnson’s movie, it was tech Bro / Emperor Bro really has no clothes. he just from skiing with Lies, deceit and a bunch of no-real words like “preset” and “not breathing”.
Although Johnson wrote “Glass Onion” long before Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, The movie’s release seems uncannily timed to coincide. with He. She. He was just the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX one of Johnson real-world some inspiration took Bron as a direct Musk parody. In a Twitter thread widely, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said Johnson was amplifying Musk as “a bad And a stupid guy,” which he called “an incredibly stupid theory, because Musk is one of The most successful entrepreneurs in humans history.” he added: “How many missiles has Johnson fired recently?”
Musk himself has not commented publicly on “Glass Onion”, but previously had many fists with Hollywood, including her photos of guys like for him. Hollywood refuses to even write one story About an actual startup where the CEO isn’t just a dope and/or villain,” Musk tweeted last year.
I will musk soon enough to get his own movie. Academy Award winning documentarian Alex Gibney on Monday announced after several months work on Musk, who the producers promise will provide a “final, disembodied examination.” of the tech contractor.
At the same time like tech The supremacy and super bros popped up, some of them movies They didn’t seek to mock Big Tech, but rather to imbibe some of the digital world infinite expanse. Phil Lord, who with Christopher Miller produced “The Mitchells vs the Machines” and the multiverse-splitting “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” says The Internet has deeply influenced their approach to film.
“We are legacy mediathey respond in Maybe subconscious ways to new media”,” says lord. “all of us just tries to figure out how to live in the new world. It’s changing people’s behavior. He. She changes the way we find f experience love. He. She changes the way we live. Of course the stories we tell and how We tell them they will change too and we reflect that. “Into the Spider-Verse” certainly reflects that there is a lot going on of content from every age in All your mind at the same time.”
the best-picture favorite “Everything everywhere at once” also reflects our multiple screens, media- stained life. Writer and director Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, their film up for a leading 11 Academy Awards, as they say wanted To channel confusion and heartache of living in having everything everywhere tech emperors like Miles Bron helped create.
“the reason Why us made the movie Because that’s what modern life feels like like”,” says kwan.
So though Miles Bron won’t go home with Oscar on Sunday, still wins, in a way. it’s his world. all of us just living in He. She.