Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★

I was honestly more disappointed in this than anything else, because the premise is wack, and I trusted Taika Waititi to pull it off.

But it’s tonally very odd, in a way that is obviously intentional, but which often means that its impact is blunted. I really wanted to be pummelled between the extremes of the humour and the horrors of the end of the Nazi regime, and this film feels like it pulls its punches at every turn, possibly because each element numbs the other.

It’s not all that funny, nor is it that emotionally impactful as a result, as much as it probably wants to think it’s both. Anyway, it’s a shame, because I wanted more from this.

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