Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★½

It is up to you to decide if you want to be remembered, or disappear without a trace.

Jojo Rabbit tells the story of Jojo, a 10 year-old boy with an incredibly big enthusiasm about the Nazi ideology. He has a version of Adolf Hitler as his imaginary friend and believes Jews are devilish creatures. I think the story was made not to glorify nor mock about those historical events or any ideology, but to show the cruel realities of the war and all its consequences, and how children growing up at that time could be so easily brainwashed into thinking such violence was correct or justified. But this satire gives it a much more accessible touch, since we see everything from the perspective of this young child.

Jojo Rabbit is unexpectedly beautiful and heartwarming. I thought it was going to be controversial, but Taika knew how to handle it and make it a nice story. It knows how to balance its funny moments with its sad and heartbreaking ones.

It is not my favorite Taika —What We Do in the Shadows still has that title— but its amazing and I really liked how this director brought a new tender vision to such an awful era full of death and destruction.

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