Okja

Okja

A gentle giant and the girl who raised her are caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed and scientific ethics.

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, An Seo Hyun
Director: Bong Joon Ho

I was really keen on watching this film as it has been receiving rave reviews. Even from Mark Kermode! However, I found it to be disappointingly ok. Definitely didn’t live up to the hype.

I felt like the movie couldn’t make up it’s mind on whether it was a comedy or a serious drama. It just seemed all over the place with contrasting bits of exposition and over the top characters. I really liked Tilda Swinton’s performance in this though.

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Thoughts on the movie:

Better written reviews:

  • https://assholeswatchingmovies.com/2017/06/29/okja/

    Yes, it’s a completely weird movie, one that can feel like a cartoon and a horror at the same time, that can make you laugh amid the darkest of scenes. I realize this movie won’t be for everyone, but I found it profoundly interesting. Tilda Swinton is excellent, and Gyllenhaal does something we’ve never seen from him before. But it’s Seo-Hyun Ahn who steals the show, her bond with Okja and her purity of heart that elevate this movie from fantasy to fable.

  • https://theviewingtank.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/movie-review-okja/

    Okja, just like its titular character, is an ungainly bizarre hybrid – one part family movie, one part action adventure, and one part dark satire. However it can also be said that this is what saves it from being another formulaic hallmark movie about an animal and her human. It’s a technically impressive movie with bold statements that are worth pondering about.

  • https://adcoluke.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/i-attempt-reviews-okja/

    It’s a genius film, with a very clever twist on a topic that is very relevant in today’s society. Everything about it is very well done, and every second is enjoyable. You will be shocked, upset, thrilled, and jumping out of your seat during Okja, and when a film can make you do all that, you know it’s good.

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