Okja (2017)

Very weird but very sad film about pigs, well something they call pigs but are much larger and have a different snout. It’s also about the food industry, GMO, and the evils food corporations do to livestock.

Okja (2017)
TV-MA | 2h | Action, Adventure, Drama | 28 June 2017 (USA)

Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a fascinating animal named Okja.
Director: Joon-ho Bong (as Bong Joon Ho)
Writers: Joon-ho Bong (screenplay) (as Bong Joon Ho), Jon Ronson (screenplay) | 1 more credit ยป
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-Hyun Ahn

The fact that this is a Netflix movie belies the amazing cgi of Okja. He resembles a baby elephant in his skin and size. The interaction he has with the little girl is mesmerizing. 

My favorite performance is from Jake Gyllenhaal. He plays a tv cooking show personality who the leader of the company (Tilda Swinton) tries to put on tv to make him the “face of the company.” 

You have a little chasing, a lot of jokes, some touching moments and plan on feeling some outrage when you see the way we do things in the food industry. At times it suffers from going too fast and not slowing down to develop characters enough but I ser very little to criticize about this film.

For an incredible movie experience, check this one out on Netflix streaming.

9/10

Author: Damien Riley

Hopelessly devoted to movies from way back when I first saw "Pete's Dragon." In 1977, it sealed the deal when I saw "Star Wars." I write about the movies I see, whether I like them or not. Sometimes I like them more than words can express! Thanks for checking out my movie reviews!