Jojo Rabbit (or in Greek “Jojo”) was one of the surprises at this year's Oscars. He is a nominee for Best Picture Oscar for 2020 (see all nominations) here). The story is quite moving, but is it what we call an “Oscar movie”? We will analyze this below.
“Jojo is a lonely boy from Germany whose idea of the world reverses when he discovers his mother hides a young Jewish girl in their attic. With the help of his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo will have to deal with his blind fanaticism. “
Large doses of humor combined with very serious messages will not be to everyone's liking. His writing Taika Waititi seemed to have achieved its purpose in Thor: Ragnarok which received great criticism and made a huge success. But is it also ideal for this particular concept?
As the film involves young children, it is almost mandatory to have a light climate. For many, this diminishes the film's seriousness and directorial value. If you agreed to win the movie “The Form of Water»His Guillermo del Toro as Best Movie of the Year at the Oscars for 2018, then this movie is for you. If, on the contrary, you seemed too sweet and not artistic enough to win the statuette, then you will know exactly how we feel about “Jojo”.
The message; Clear. The film reminds us that in reality we are not much different from those we consider our enemies. It shows that fanaticism can only divide us. Smart dialogues, well-designed story telling and good interpretations are enough to make us enjoy the movie.
Our history plays out in World War II. It is a great opportunity to highlight the problems of racism with an example that could well be taken out of life. Shit, we've seen so many anti-racist films about this particular war that we're not sure if Jojo will push us into theaters. The Nazis are bad, we figured it out 4 movies ago.
“You're not a Nazi Jojo. You're just a 10 year old boy who likes suits and wants to feel like he belongs somewhere. “ says Jewess to Hitler's little fan.
Undoubtedly, the movie is very enjoyable and that you will have a great time at the cinema watching it. But is it good enough to rank among the best films of the year? For many it is the Oscar favorite. What is missing is the intensity and momentum that an adult film would have. His critics typically say that If you compare it to anti-war movies that are played in 'B', such as “Life Is Beautiful” or “Siddler's List”, we understand that this is a movie that will be quickly forgotten. In conclusion, “Jojo Rabbit” is a great movie with a beautiful message and all the mood to entertain us. But it is not a masterpiece.
Many cinema fans and critics have been drawn to the fact that Ga Reich was neither funny nor pleasant nor cute.
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