The Most Shocking Scene in 'The New Colossus' Shouldn't Work, But It Does


#1

There are a lot of shocking moments in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, including the courtroom sequence I wrote about a few weeks back, but the one that’s stuck in my mind, long after finishing the game, was B.J. Blaskowicz’ audition on the planet Venus. I know, I know. Surprising advancements in interstellar travel aside, after Blaskowicz sneaks into a casting call for a Nazi propaganda film, you meet the acting competition, glance at the lines you’re asked to remember, and wait for the film’s director to arrive.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/xwvzqd/the-most-shocking-scene-in-the-new-colossus-shouldnt-work-but-it-does

#2

There’s a letter you can find at the end of the game to Engel from Hitler where he references a machine or robot body that Deathshead made for him. If they do get to make the third game you can bet on Mecha Hitler making an appearance.


#3

I’m not gonna lie, Hitler straight up putting a bullet in Ronald Reagan’s head is the detail in that scene that blew me away.


#4

Point of Order: Traveling to Venus would be interplanetary travel, not interstellar travel.