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Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Jojo Rabbit (2019)


Roman Griffin Davis
Thomasin McKenzie
Taika Waititi
Sam Rockwell
Scarlett Johansson

Directed by Taika Waititi

It is not every time we get to see a movie like this, whose visual style comes out almost perfect. The movie has some magnificent timing in its comedy and thrilling moments. If like me you get to see this movie without reading much about the plot get ready for a fun dramatic ride.

Taika Waititi’s artistry in this movie is worth every accolade it gets. His way of making movies to be comedic and also engaging is something he has mastered and I have to say with confidence he is a movie maker to watch. He is already doing well, for me he and Rian Johnson are movie makers who have burst out to the scene and are fun to watch, I hope they continue on this course.

Jojo Rabbit is not a movie for everyone and that is because of where the movie itself happens. The movie plot takes place during World War II and it is centered on making fun of the Nazi era. That itself for many, will be something they will not like to see or want anyone to take likely. The movie is based on a book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens. Waititi directed, produced, developed the screenplay and also had a supporting role as imaginary Hitler in this movie.

With the above cleared (on what the movie is about), I guess now you can decided if you want to read further. The movie has a good message, but if such subject bothers you, maybe this is not a movie for you.

The movie plot is about a young boy, Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) who has an imaginary friend an eccentric Hitler. Jojo has a dream to become a soldier for Hitler. His desire led him to join the army as a young boy where we see them being trained to hate and kill. After we witness him not really cutout for the life of being a soldier, an incident landed him in the hospital.
He gets back on his feet and still has the same focus, but soon discovers something that his mum (Scarlett Johansson) has been hiding which challenges everything about what he wants to be in the future.

The movie was a critical and commercial success. It was not made with a huge budget, but it does enough to make back its money. It earned six Academy Awards nominations and two Golden Globes awards. It won Waititi the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and it is seen by many as one of the best movies of 2019.

It is a fun movie to see and enjoy.


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