Wow! Such a good movie.
Fresh and Exciting
There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
I finally had the chance to watch it the other day and it brought me to tears. The movie gives a great dipiction of how the meat industry is ran and it's heartbreaking. I love that this movie had Asian talent working on screen and behind the screen.
You would not believe how negative I was about this at first... I didn't even watch the trailers cause I just thought if it's more comedy then they're gonna ruin it but you'll never find any comedy better than this one this year and much much more including friendship, care and love for animals. 10!
'Okja' is a bizarre film that leaves it's intended impact on the audience. Essentially, I was excited to see this film for it's cast. Containing my two favourite actors, Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as having Steven Yeun and Lily Collins, I knew the acting in 'Okja' would be nothing short of amazing. While Swinton stole every scene she was in, the lead performance from thirteen year-old Seo-Hyeon Ahn was the real stand-out performance and is the reason the movie has so much heart and soul. The plot of the film, written by director Bong Joon-ho, is highly original and disturbing, and it is clear what Joon-ho wants his audience to feel. You would not want to be eating meat while watching this movie, and even afterwards. Upon first glance, 'Okja' may appear to be preachy and persuasive, but it really is just blatant and disturbing commentary on corporate greed and the naive consumerism of our society. Joon-ho approaches this in a very weird manner, with odd characters and random moments of humour that don't match up with it's overall dark and heavy themes. While this may repulse mainstream audiences, Okja manages to shine through it's important message and brilliant acting.
Animal rights activists seem to love looking at animals getting slaughtered; it's a bit weird. Plenty of that in this movie. Now I just want to eat a little piggy.