Olympians takes a satirical look at Greek gods as if they decided to live as immigrants in America under the current administration.
The premise here is that Zeus (Mel Brooks), Aphrodite (Meghan Sunder), and Ares (Samuel Hunt) have immigrated to America. They are basically locked up in a beautiful house because they’re illegal immigrants. Suddenly, Aphrodite finds herself arrested and thrown in jail. The cops essentially treat her like a Mexican immigrant especially with the accents that they decide to use.
“This is not the American Dream,” Zeus says.” This isn’t what I signed up for! What happened to opportunity, freedom, liberty?
Nobody could really blame him for having such a thought. Wouldn’t you feel the same way with being locked up in your own home? Yet this is the reality for many immigrants across the country. All they want is a better life for themselves! Is showing compassion really so hard for people? Personally, I like to think that this isn’t the case. I really do.
It’s a surprise that a film like Olympians hasn’t happened sooner. The immigration debate is certainly a timely subject. To show Greek gods as if they were Mexican immigrants is ripe for comedy.
DIRECTORS: Amit Gupta, Meghan Sunder
SCREENWRITER: Meghan Sunder
CAST: Meghan Sunder, Mel Brooks, Samuel Hunt, Andrew Pifko, Joe Coffey, Tamara Camacho