Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
JoJo Rabbit is bold, subversive and odd as you’d expect from a Taika Waititi film that sees a young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. The problem is it just wasn’t that funny for me. Let me just contextualise this… I hated (yes HATED) What We Do In The Shadows the first time I watched it (and haven’t ever bothered to try again). But I love Taika Waititi and consider Thor Ragnarok to be one of THE best Marvel films. But it’s possible that outside that franchise I just don’t get his humour. Or maybe I’ve just seen Life Of Brian and know that this kinda thing has been done and probably better. Okay so I didn’t HATE JoJo Rabbit and I really enjoyed the performances and ideas, but for sure I wasn’t as taken with it as most seem to be. In short: JoJo Rabbit is film you need to see and, if you loved Hunt or What We Do, no doubt you’ll dig this.
Best Bit:Waititi as Hitler. Yes really.
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: What We Do In The Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor Ragnarok
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…