Jojo Rabbit is a #2019 War/Dramedy, this one is a World War II satire about young German boy named Jojo, he idolizes the soldiers and believes Hitler is a rock star. His world view is completely turned upside down when he discovers his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their wall. Now being a stupid young boy who believes he understands life, he and his ridiculous imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, must confront his blind nationalism and discover how he really feels.
I want to state that yes this does make light of sensitive subject matter, but its not as insensitive as its being made out to be. I mean for me personally its not bad at all, but its also very, very hard to offend me, so i will be judging this a little more heavily to how i think others would feel.
I can definitely see why people would feel that way, but i think the film's overall message of blind faith outweighs that, though the first 20-30 minutes before the story develops will surely feel Awkward for anyone.
The story, the character development and the chemistry are great. Most of the characters are really outrageous and funny, the jokes work very well for the most part but sometimes they do push the limit pretty far. There is a sort of love/friendship story that comes to light, which is amazing, also the drama and comedy of the story mesh well enough, there are some tense moments, but sometimes it feels cluttered.
The directing is great, it feels really Taika, his style is all over this thing, the visuals are super strong and so is the pacing, the tone is a tiny but mashed up but it works well enough.
The soundtrack is amazing period.
The cast works perfectly and the chemistry throughout is wonderful. We get great performances from Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchent, Archie Yates and Rebel Wilson. We also get crazy standout performances from Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie and my favourite from the amazing Sam Rockwell.
In my honest opinion for this one, dont listen to anyone, just go in an watch it for yourself, i feel like its gonna lean heavily to both ends either way. Personally i really liked it and think its definitely worth checking out.