Okja (2017) Review

Director and writer of Snowpiercer is back with another weird-ass movie and I’m happy to say that it’s great! Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. The story sounds interesting and it sounds like a kids tv movie, but this is not for kids! This movie is TV-MA at it’ finest. Although it has some elements of kids movie (mostly humor) it’s not because of its darkness and bizarreness. The movie starts pretty heavy with pretty cool intro; the leader of a company is talking about giant GMO pigs being placed in twenty-something countries. Then we meet Mija, a girl whose best friend is a massive GMO pig named Okja. We see how she takes care of her and how they play. We can see Mijas connection with Okja well and that’s where we get an emotional bond. Their friendship and love are true. Her grandfather is telling her that she has to grow up and to sign Okja for “beauty pageant”. That so called beauty pageant is nothing like it sounds. The ending is really emotional and it will bring […]

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