Bong Joon Ho‘s latest film Okja is a hybrid of genres, there’s comedy, there’s drama, it’s at some points a satire and at others rather horrifying. But ultimately it’s a brilliant film and it may just be the best film Netflix has ever made. My reasoning for this is that the film has a massive heart and at its core is a beautiful and moving tale of friendship and loyalty.
For a film about a CGI pig, Okja is remarkably believable, and interestingly throughout the film, I didn’t for a moment think that she could not exist. Instead, some of the characters like Gyllenhaal’s despicable and slimy Dr Willcox and Swinton’s Lucy Mirando seemed far more unreal in their theatrics than Okja.
And on a less serious note, all I can say is forget Micro Pig’s I want a Super Pig and an unrelenting friend like Mija who will literally travel around the world to save you!
Let me know in the comments section what you thought of the film.
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