Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Kung Fu Panda as Dangerous Ideology

I heard him say it in an interview, but have just been reminded of it now. Zizek's quote about Kung-fu Panda.
If you ask me for really dangerous ideological films, for ideology at its purest, I’d say Kung Fu Panda. I saw it five times because my son likes it. The movie is extremely cynical in that you know they make fun of all this ideology, of Buddhism and these things, but the message is even though we know it is not true and we make fun, you have to believe in it. It’s this split of you know it’s not true but just make like you believe in it.

(emphasis mine)
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