Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, October 18, 2019) Movie • Page 5

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Joe, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Its really great to get insight from the comedians putting together the jokes, their critics, and people who lived through the Holocaust. The general consensus seemed to be that clowning on Nazi's were cool, but jokes about the Holocaust weren't. Hearing Mel say that is where he drew the line was pretty powerful.
     
  2. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    Def concerned about tone and what the point of the movie/ target audience is

    I can't really approach it as a Jewish person because modern Judaism can be so toxic it's alienated me
     
  3. hrrmmmmm well consider my expectations lowered
     
  4. Tim

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    This kinda film doesn't need to be for everyone, but the handwringing about whether a Māori Jew making a funny film about white supremacy & fascism in 2019 is appropriate or not is already tiring to me, tbh. As a Taika fan, I'm probably gonna really like this, & even if it doesn't end up working for me, oh well.
     
  5. Dan Quinlan Oct 24, 2019
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    Dan Quinlan

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    well I thought this was terrific. funny, heartwarming and genuine all around.

    i love Taika's style so much
     
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  6. Serh Oct 24, 2019
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    Serh

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    a tad let down after how much i was looking forward to this, but I liked most of it. or at least, that's how i'm feeling at this moment. laughed/chuckled plenty of times, and it starts out fine, but i found more lulls in this than i expected. and i particularly didn't care about some of the jokes about one character's facial scars. there's some jokes about jewish people, but the majority of them are to underscore how ridiculous the nazis were in their views of them (i'm also jewish, and i could take or leave most of them). taika hitler is in the film a fair amount less than what i thought he'd be, but he's fine

    not as good as wilderpeople but pretty solid
     
  7. aoftbsten

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    This was delightful. Funny and charming. Surprisingly dark at times. It hit all the right notes.
     
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  8. FlayedManOfSF

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    Loved it so much.
     
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  9. JRGComedy

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    I liked this a lot, but it was very different than I expected it to be
     
  10. Tim

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  11. This was hilarious. I loved it. The child actor and his friend were both amazing.
     
  12. AWasteOfATime

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    god, every single line from Yorki had me dying
     
  13. aoftbsten

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    The kid who played Yorki was freaking hilarious. It was a well-cast movie. This is maybe my favorite ScarJo performance too.
     
  14. iCarly Rae Jepsen Nov 1, 2019
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    iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    Taika really made Moonrise Kingdom with Nazis huh
    this was mostly enjoyable even though the whole love trumps hate message is a little eyeroll emoji
    between this and Good Boys I feel like we're being really mean to Stephen Merchant, he does not look like a Nazi or a pedo he is precious
    at least Sam Rockwell was hot again in this even if he was still a Nazi and had a weird Mike Myers accent I'm still not sure how I feel about the stuff with his sexuality, it was kind of a joke but also I know it's also about how Hitler would have killed him and Alfie for being gayTree must have been so mad they didn't use her version of I Don't Want To Grow Up and why did she and Jojo have matching pajamas like the Bananas In Pajamas or Bert and Ernie
    I wonder if Scarlett is self aware enough to realize how funny it is that she played a white feminist in the resistance who didn't do shit about the shitty man in her life, I did like her whole Wes Anderson vibe in this though, real love hate her, and I know deep down Jojo was a good kid
    Thomasin was so good in this and Leave No Trace and I can't wait to watch her career explode, also there really is nothing more savage and intense than a teenage girl
     
  15. phaynes12

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    this was fine, i suppose. i enjoyed it more than i expected. i could have also done with 75% less "ha ha jews have horns ha ha" scenes
     
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  16. Zilla

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    Yeah, thought this was decent. I think Taika works better with a more straightforward narrative than trying to thread so many needles like he does with, but still enjoyable. The three younger actors were great, so was Sam, Alfie and Scarlett (mostly). Rebel Wilson kind of took me out of it.

    Taika really shows off what a capable director he is and how he can make a mid-budget movie feel big. Hope he gets more freedom with movies like these, along with “Thor.”
     
  17. phaynes12

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    i don’t get rebel in general, but i did laugh quite a bit when she was handing weapons off to the kids near the end
     
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  18. TJ Wells

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    I had a lot of fun watching this, and I have now completely forgotten basically everything about it the next day. It's one of the slightest movies I've ever seen, which is saying something considering the subject matter. It's like Satire 101.
     
  19. Mrplum5089

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    Thought this was fine, nazi’s are bad mmmmmmkay
     
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  20. SteveLikesMusic

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    This was more slow and somber than I expected, particularly in the middle , but I enjoyed it overall.
     
  21. Garrett L.

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    Goodness, this was fantastic. Absurdly hilarious, given the subject matter.
     
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  22. cshadows2887

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    I thought (a few nitpicks aside) this was tremendous. Excellent performances all the way down and nailed the tone. The message might be a bit simplistic, granted, but given how many people in this current moment apparently don't get it, I'm certainly not going to count that as a demerit.
     
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  23. phaynes12

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    idk. i “get” the message. and i get taika is jewish, as well. but i just don’t think it was handled super well. there were more moments where i felt offended/annoyed with the route they were going than i felt “wow this is satire handled really well.”

    not to be too harsh. i hardly hated this and still quite enjoyed 75% of it
     
  24. AWasteOfATime Nov 11, 2019
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    AWasteOfATime

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    i think people saying the message is simplistic are forgetting that this entire thing is from a childs perspective and largely reckoning with the effects of war and propaganda on children
     
  25. Garrett L.

    if you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody Moderator

    Judging from the audience in my showing, this is a pretty common way to feel I think

    as a Jew, there were things I laughed at that others gasped in horror at.