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Okja (2017)Okja (2017)

Okja (2017)

Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction

best
THE VERY BEST

8.0

movie

Korea, South Korea

English, Korean, Spanish

Action-packed, Sunday, Thought-provoking

2017

Bong Joon-ho, Joon-ho Bong

Ahn Seo-hyun, Ahn Seong-bong, Amber Snow

122 min

Synopsis

A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

Our Take

8.0
Bilal Zouheir

Director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) does something quite amazing with the $50 million budget Netflix gave him: he makes a simplistic movie. But man, is it good. Okja tells the story of a “super pig” experiment that sends genetically modified pigs to top farmers around the world. In Korea, a farmer’s granddaughter forms a special relationship with one of these super pigs (Okja). When the company who originally ran the experiment want their pig back (performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton) – the two find an ally in an animal advocacy group led by Jay (Paul Dano). This is a straightforward movie, but nevertheless it is entertaining and full of thought-provoking themes and performances from an excellent cast.

Comments

B
ButtDog

This movie touched my heart. Now my heart stop. Now I sue the movie. Too good. Too true. Still waiting for my 5 Million dollars..

G
Gayle

This movie just made me laugh. Very creative depiction some of the extreme views in society today and the people behind them. Destined to be a comedic classic.

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Nate

This movie was so very original, it was heavy into cultural awareness not only showing reality but also by showing mock attempts to imitate it. You do not learn a lot about any individual character but you learn everything you need to know.

Okja is very conscious and very well done. It cast an actual light in a dramatic way that gets the point across. Be aware of food processing, and societal manipulation.

The underlying themes of friendship, love, and perseverance are heart-wrenching in this film; showing real family dysfunction, broken promises, and of course forgiveness. 9/10

T
Tela J. Ali Bigi

Brilliant. Makes one truly awaken to being conscious of one’s own food choices & question who is sub-consciously choosing them for us. This movie asks you these questions & more in such a humane way. In my top 5 of the year.

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peter.heaton

First, this is not a movie for kids – please be aware of that. It contains a bit of violence and while it doesn’t show anything offensive, it’s really sad! Other than that I found it to be a good movie, it functions as a captivating science-fiction movie, and it has an interesting premise.

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