Review: ‘Jojo Rabbit’

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“Jojo Rabbit” is a film about taking war from a child’s perspective. My overall rating of the film is 4 out of 5. The film starts out as comedy then turns into drama by the end. There were scenes in the film that made me laugh, scenes that kept me on edge of my seat and scenes that had me feeling sorry for the characters. It’s a cute film but it has an adult theme.

Directed by Taika Waititi, the film was released nationwide on Nov. 8, 2019. The film is still showing in select theatres. It featured Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo, Scarlett Johansson as Jojo’s mother, Rosie, and Sam Rockwell as Captain Klenzendorf.

“Jojo Rabbit” is about a boy, Jojo, trying to live as a Nazi in Germany during World War II. With Adolf Hilter, in his head and a country with propaganda, the boy soon finds trouble with his identity when finding a Jewish girl.

I think the film is brilliant but it does have dark humor, so you have to keep an open mind when watching the film because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. However, it shouldn’t, because it’s being told from the perspective of a child living in war and I think it’s cute how Jojo was in the center of the camera. It also addresses many issues with war towards children. It does have adult themes, so I wouldn’t advise that you watch it with kids around.

Photo//Twentieth Century Fox Film

What I didn’t like about the film was Hilter, appearing in his head. It was cute in the beginning and it even got me laughing but then it got annoying towards the end. I understand the reasoning behind putting the audience in Hitler’s head, but I felt it was a bit random and it didn’t really add much to the film.

I highly recommend that this film is definitely a must watch. It got a 8.0/10 in IMDb, 58 on Metacritic, and a 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.