This is a vaguely sci-fi factory farming allegory that might pluck chords a little closer to home than some people might like.
It is mildly derivative, a little wild with the tonal shifts, and it features some crazy over-the-top performances (I'm looking at you, falsetto Jake Gyllenhaal), but overall 'Okja' is very well done and ultimately extremely affecting.
At this point, I am going to be watching everything that Bong Joon-ho directs.
The first of half of this movie kinda felt like a live action Studi Ghibli movie and then shit gets real.
Beautifully told story that comes close to brilliance, but the occasionally wacky character and moment undermines the film as a whole. Still, a film well worth seeing, but if you shed a tear at Marley and Me, this is going to break you into a million pieces.
One of the first truly great Netflix Original Movies, along with Beasts of No Nation.
After the success of Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho provides another original, timely and thought-provoking movie, with themes that deeply resonate in today's society.
Okja is a very quirky and original story and it easily Netflix's best original film so far. Its got heart but also has a pretty strong message. You fall in love the titular "super pig" and the wild performances of Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal are so weird that they are irrespirable.
I wanted to cry and so I did.
This film goes straight to the heart <3 really touching & in my opinion a Si-Fi-Version of the truth!! Love it - well done!
I'll have the number 7 with extra Okja and a large curly fry
I really enjoyed it. Okja's story touched me.
Amazing scenario and casting. So touchy but that's our real world.
Proud to be a vegan for over a year now. Hopefully this movie will make people think. This happenes all over the world. Every day. Every second. And not just pigs. Every animal we eat goes though this (1:39-1:48). Every animal feels pain. Has emotions. #govegan
فلم جميل وخفيف.. أعجبني فيه أنه خيال ولكن واقعي بنفس الوقت.. والمخلوق الخيالي بالفلم جميل ويخليك تتعلق فيه حيث أن الفلم بشكل عام كان مؤثر وفيه نبرة حزينة نوعا ما.. نوع هذا الفيلم الي يحطك في موقف خيالي ولكن هذا الموقف يعكس الواقع المؤلم الي نعيش فيه فا حبيت هذي النقطة بالفيلم.. إذا بنتكلم عن التمثيل والإخراج فا كان جميل وممتع
Great movie with a lot of emotional impact
Man, we should really become veggies...
Beautiful and painful film. It shows how animals are treated by humans, or for their use or as just a piece of meat. I would like to see all the free animals at the end of the movie, but understand that despite them being a movie they wanted to portray the reality of the business world. Sad, but necessary. Congratulations Netflix, note ten.
A delightful, often candid and moving story. This could have been a 9* family friendly movie, if it weren't filled with needless profanity, with about 30 instances of 'F*ck', littered throughout. As much as I enjoyed it, I cannot let any of my children watch it.
I really enjoyed the first part of this movie. Sadly it quickly begins turning into a heavily agenda filled movie forcing a narrative down your throat about GMO/Slaughterhouse/Animal cruelty, to such an extent I am surprised this wasn't made by PETA. What's more I was disgusted at how they show Okja being very intelligent and showing almost human level critical thinking/empathy, then they put her through over the top cruelty to get their message across. It felt unnecessarily harsh and just pulled me out of the experience. This movie quickly went from a strong 7 to a middle of the road 5.
honestly! besides all the obviously sad stuff, what upset me? when mija is reunited with okja. and mija brought one of those little orange things to eat (they looked a little like capsicum but i can't be sure) because earlier she tried to eat some of them while Mija was washing them. Like Mija brought it along, probably in hopes it would make Okja feel a little better. And Okja was so upset, she pushed it away, probably not even knowing what it was. Honestly if I was Mija right then my heart would break.
I was more touched as a pet owner than a meat eater, so moral of the story? Don't kill other people's pets.
Adapun sinopsis dari Film Korea Terbaru Okja ini sendiri bercerita tentang persahabatan seorang gadis muda berumur 12 tahun, Mija (Ahn Seo Hyun) dengan seekor hewan bernama Okja. Mija nantinya akan berjuang menyelamatkan Okja yang diculik oleh perusahaan-perusahaan multinasional. Selain itu, ada juga sosok Kepala Korporasi (Tilda Swinton) dan saudari kembarnya, ada pula seseorang (Paul Dano) yang berperan sebagai aktivis hewan dan berusaha membongkar rahasia proyek perusahaan membuat hewan dari rekayasa genetik.
It goes from cute to brutal in a most brilliant way.
Stunning photography also big fan of lily Collins even though she hasn’t appeare much in this movie
I've got a lot of regrets in life, but eating meat while watching this is definitely one of them.
"Okja" is cute with it's fair share of cartoonist moments. However, things escalate into madness quicker than you think. Making you never look at meat the same way again. Feeling like a one of those creepy Japanese commercials you find on the web. Besides the horror in the meaning, but isn't a story without wonder or spectacle. Basically it's a lot of things all in one.
Not as hard hitting as "Snowpiercer", but still, there's nothing quite like it. Bong Joon-ho is proving to be my favorite living director.
Oh and if 20th Century Fox decides to make a live action Simpson's Movie, please cast Jake Gylenhaal as Ned Flanders. Never thought about it until this little gem came out.
And I thought that Okja would be more like childrens movie... Apparently I was quite wrong about that. Okja was refreshingly different.
This movie is amazing! And It’s make me thinking about many things. Both sides all have their opinions and reasons. I’m not a vegetarian in fact, so I will confuse in sometime, whatever, it’s is what gonna happens every moment in nature, killing and eating, somewhere like some place of China, still have people doing eat dogs, I did eat dog when I was child, I don’t know where is it from and what is it, but when I’m grower, I never try it again, actually people who eat dogs are lesser, but till this movie, let we focus to pigs, if, some days pigs turning more like dogs in true life? And cows? Even the fish? Should we turn those lions tigers to eat vegetables? Whatever, there still have too much hunters to killing animals life and not because their need food, but for clothes and something else, I think we should fix those situation first.
This movie was so amazing! We loved it from start to end, even though it's so shocking at the same time (though you realise it's not even much different than how the world is today…). Definitely a must see movie for 2017!
Super Pig.. giggle... I didn't think much of it really, some of the acting was really bad, it had some humour at times.. and the plot was alright, sometimes all over the place.. kinda similar to are world... sad moments.. but just not enough to set me off...
Best Film i've seen this year.
That final scene, good throwback to The Host. Well done Bong, well done.