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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Okja’: Bong-Joon Ho Does It Again!

Before yesterday I had seen two Bong-Joon Ho movies (Parasite and Snowpiercer) both of which were really amazing and well-written. So yesterday I watched another film of his; the critically-acclaimed Netflix film Okja.

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Okja is not a typical movie. It’s the story of a young Korean girl and her genetically mutated pig. I’ll leave the details of the film there because the story is so good and full of twists and turns that I’d like to keep a lot of the film under wraps in case you may want to watch it yourself.

What I will mention about the movie is its stellar cast. I’m talking Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Giancarlo Esposito. I have not seen a bad movie with these four actors (well, I saw one bad movie with Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia) and once again Okja was amazing.

Bong-Joon Ho is the type of filmmaker that I would want to be if I decided to make movies because he just doesn’t care. He writes and directs the movies he wants to make and each of his films seem to have a resounding message against society and taking a retrospective look at our worst selves.

I am so happy he finally won an Oscar because this man is too brilliant not to have had one already and Okja is just another proof of that.

This movie made me laugh, it made me gasp, and yes, it made me cry. Okja can be light and airy but it can also be very, very dark. If you’re not into movies with darker subject material this movie may not be for you because it can get really upsetting after a while.

I’m giving Okja 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars. It was a freaking perfect film!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

‘Okja’: Bong-Joon Ho Does It Again!

Before yesterday I had seen two Bong-Joon Ho movies (Parasite and Snowpiercer) both of which were really amazing and well-written. So yesterday I watched another film of his; the critically-acclaimed Netflix film Okja.

Image result for okja

Okja is not a typical movie. It’s the story of a young Korean girl and her genetically mutated pig. I’ll leave the details of the film there because the story is so good and full of twists and turns that I’d like to keep a lot of the film under wraps in case you may want to watch it yourself.

What I will mention about the movie is its stellar cast. I’m talking Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Giancarlo Esposito. I have not seen a bad movie with these four actors (well, I saw one bad movie with Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia) and once again Okja was amazing.

Bong-Joon Ho is the type of filmmaker that I would want to be if I decided to make movies because he just doesn’t care. He writes and directs the movies he wants to make and each of his films seem to have a resounding message against society and taking a retrospective look at our worst selves.

I am so happy he finally won an Oscar because this man is too brilliant not to have had one already and Okja is just another proof of that.

This movie made me laugh, it made me gasp, and yes, it made me cry. Okja can be light and airy but it can also be very, very dark. If you’re not into movies with darker subject material this movie may not be for you because it can get really upsetting after a while.

I’m giving Okja 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars. It was a freaking perfect film!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

‘Snowpiercer’: One of the Best Sci-Fi Movies I’ve Ever Seen

I’ve often seen this movie, Snowpiercer, as I filed through the movie library on Netflix but I never decided to watch it…until yesterday. The film, written and directed by Bong Joon Ho, the same brilliant man who wrote/directed the historic Oscar-winning movie, Parasite, stars Chris Evans in an intense sci-fi movie unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

Snowpiercer, set in the near-future 2031, follows the story of the last dregs of humanity who are forced to live on the most incredible train ever built after the world is completely frozen into ice following the events of global warming. All life on Earth is extinct and life on the train for the poor is savage.

Stylish 'Snowpiercer' takes a cold look at class divisions

We enter the movie with the poor citizens of the train preparing to revolt. What transpires over the next hour and fifty minutes is utter plot-twist storytelling that gripped me intently, leaving me in utter silence and in tears.

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The Cast of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Gets A Little Interesting

With the trailer dropping for Avengers: Endgame last week the film’s imminent arrival truly feels concrete and while there wasn’t much to get excited about from the surprisingly underwhelming teaser it looks like teases for the film’s storyline can be found elsewhere; in the casting list.

SPOILER ALERT AHEAD! These new entries in the cast are heavy spoilers for the movie so if you’d rather stay in the dark I suggest you stop reading now. Thank you for heeding this warning. 🙂

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