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Loved it. Silly, wacky, and wonderful.
Whole cast is fantastic but Sam Rockwell won me over as Zahpod and I will forever love him for it. Hilarious.
JoJo Rabbit is probably not what you will expect if you base it off the trailer. The trailer presents it as a pure a comedy, and when I saw the trailer the first time, I was put off and thought this might be in really poor taste to do a comedy about Hitler and the Nazis. I thought it would be way too offensive. But after reading more about it, I learned there was more to it so I gave it a chance. Some theaters list it as a drama. But It's both. It's a "black comedy" or a "Dramedy". It's an anti-hate satire and it was done very well considering the very sensitive historic context. I was impressed and I recommend it. The casting was perfect and all gave a fabulous performance. Without giving too much away, I will say it's actually quite touching and emotional and a reminder that even the smallest and most secret forms of resistance matter, and that we will never truly know the sacrifices that some people made and are making in the face of tyranny.
Director / Writer Taika Waititi is from New Zealand. He is half
Māori and half Jewish of Russian/Irish descent. So I felt better learning that because I feel like the only people allowed to poke fun at this kind of thing would be Jewish folks and POC. Also it's important to recognize that the Jewish culture has a long and proud history of poking fun of tragedy and turning into art. And that is what Taika has done here. Not to mention his absolutely BRILLIANT performance as an imaginary Hitler. And since it's based on a book written by the granddaughter of a holocaust survivor, I'm good with that.
Ultimately this is a very sweet and touching film told mostly thru the lense of a child about a very dark time in history. There are also many subtle things that are said, done, or seen that I really appreciated but I don't want to give any spoilers. Bravo to the whole cast and to Taika for a truly original work of art. I was so very pleasantly surprised.
Truly touching film that was well written, well directed, and well performed. We need more films like this that show men NOT BEING TOXIC and being compassionate to others. It was nice to see a male friendship that isn't based on getting drunk, high, or picking up on women. Whole cast was great.
Loved it! I did think it was a bit too long but other than that,I quite enjoyed this. Yes, I am a fan of the original and grew up watching it. I thought they did a very good job paying homage to the original and carrying the torch for a new generation. The whole cast is fabulous but Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda do steal the show. Special brownie points for Dick Van Dyke's cameo ... and he can still dance at 93! WOW! This is a kids movie for sure but if you are an adult who is a kid at heart or at least still in touch with your inner child, this is a great film. My favorite though, were the lamplighters (or "learies"), led by Manuel....they alone are worth it. Good stuff.