Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, October 18, 2019) Movie • Page 4

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  1. TJ Wells Sep 9, 2019
    (Last edited: Sep 9, 2019)
    TJ Wells

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    Slant gave this 0/4 which I don't think I've ever seen from them before (to be clear I disagree with almost all of their reviews and am still very excited to see this).
     
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  2. AWasteOfATime

    @awasteofatime

    the negative takes seem to boil down to people being mad that its not mean enough to nazis when like,,,,,the point of the movie that its from a 10 year old indoctrinated boys perspective and revolves around his arc on that?? ok!
     
  3. Anthony_ Sep 9, 2019
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    Honestly I kind of can't really picture a way for a satirical film to be meaner to Nazis than having a Jewish PoC from New Zealand portray Hitler as a 10-year-old's imaginary buffoonish caricature
     
  4. AWasteOfATime

    @awasteofatime

    ....exactly lmao

    I think the subject matter is just inherently not going to be something that everyone feels ok with and that's FINE

    if the movie looks good to you,
    you'll probably like it
     
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  5. OhTheWater

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    Wow yeah Slant ripped it and a few critics I follow on Twitter/letterboxd trashed this. I still have some interest, although that last trailer felt a bit too cutesy for me
     
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  6. Tim

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    "Anti-Semitic slurs and stereotypes are also consistently utilized for easy guffaws."

    ...did the reviewer know that Taika is a Polynesian Jew?

    I mean, not everyone has to be into the same comedy. And, the film could be bad for all I know. But, dropping this sentence in a 0/4 review w/out that context has a very "why do black rappers use the n word" energy to it.
     
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  7. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    Ya so I loved this. Incredibly funny and very on point with its message. I personally thought it was one of the best modern uses of satire I’ve seen.

    (It also won the TIFF peoples choice award but tbh that means absolutely nothing considering green book won it last year lmao)
     
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  9. Mrplum5089

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    Is this a limited release this weekend? No showings near me
     
  10. looks that way. I only see a few NYC theaters showing it.
     
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  11. Serh

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  12. Mrplum5089

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  13. FlayedManOfSF

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    I got tickets on the 25th. So stoked on this.
     
  14. LuigiPeppercorn

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    This rules. One of my favorite films of the year
     
  15. TJ Wells

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    JFC:

     
  16. my favorite reviewer didn't like it either.

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  17. AWasteOfATime

    @awasteofatime

    LOL
     
  18. Anthony_

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    Honestly if reviewers like them hate it that much I’ll probably love it.
     
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  19. AWasteOfATime

    @awasteofatime

    so glad i saw this before all of that noise
     
  20. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    i was very excited about seeing this in the lead up, even after some of the initial press. kinda growing more sour towards it seeing reviews from people i trust discussing the amount of anti-semitic content in it played for laughs (yes, i realize taika is jewish. that doesn’t exempt you from being anti-semitic).
     
  21. So how do you feel about Mel Brookes?
     
  22. Gonna go ahead and rec this doc to everyone.

     
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  23. phaynes12

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    not great lol
     
  24. TJ Wells

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    None of the complaints about that stuff is what bothers me, it's that from everything that I'm reading, it's all incredibly lazy and infantilizing. That's why I'm not really looking forward to this one anymore.
     
  25. Anthony_

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    Never heard of this but it looks really cool, definitely want to check it out.