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Siskoid's avatar


Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Snowpiercer) could never be called subtle when it comes to his themes, and his Netflix original film, Okja, about the love between a little Korean farm girl and the eponymous giant superpig, is no different. It could be about any kind of livestock and consumer meat. But tonally, while he steadily gets us to a heavy-handed climax, the action, visuals, strange comic performances from the like of Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Jake Gyllenhall, keeps the audience in a state of amused delight until it's almost too late. And perhaps that unpredictability is what prevents it from turning into cheese. Okja is an adorable creature creation - like something out of Miyazaki, brought to life - and extremely well realized in terms of interaction with the real world. And as is often true with the best Korean directors, even shots of New York have a freshness. It's a beautifully designed film with an usual story that will probably tug at many a heart string. It didn't quite get to me personally, but there were salt-encrusted eyes in the room when the lights came up.
7 years ago
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Alec Chalmers

After the end credits, all the carnists repeat the mantra "But I just like the taste!"
7 years ago
vendetta's avatar


a thoughtprovoking fairytale for adults...
7 years ago
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7 years ago
Dodo199999's avatar


The moral of the story is: Money can get you anything you really want

and also "if it's cheap they're gonna buy it"
6 years 11 months ago
Pauljt1980's avatar


Super pig, super pig, does whatever a super pig does...
7 years ago
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Cynicus Rex

The movie is okay, some lines are cringy. I don't like that they negatively portrayed GMOs in general. We've been genetically modifying plants for thousands of years. There's nothing harmful about it. For example, without GMOs bananas wouldn't be edible to us—they were tiny and full of big seeds. Anyway, conversely, animal torture is pure evil; calling someone a pig is an affront to the pig. Until we learn to live in equilibrium with nature, humans are a malignant cancer.

"As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." —Pythagoras (570 – 496 BC)
4 years 3 months ago
Rubenvd's avatar


Which idiot installed such a loud coffee machine in a meeting room?!
2 years 11 months ago
OldLadyT-RexArms's avatar


More disturbing to me than A Serbian Film. Could not stop feeling sick during this movie. Ugh...
1 year 12 months ago
Realenur's avatar


After the end credits, all vegetarians have a nice feeling in their tummy.
7 years ago
MovieManMark's avatar


It's no "Parasite," but it's pretty good, and from the same director.
4 years 7 months ago
Limbesdautomne's avatar


Golden calf at Soylent Industries

Read more in French on La Saveur des goûts amers.
4 years 9 months ago
zanderino's avatar


Preachy, predictable, manipulative and maudlin.
6 years 9 months ago
sillysausage's avatar


Boring, don't watch.
6 years 11 months ago
sacmersault's avatar


Pretentious filmmaking at its worst.
7 years ago
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