Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★

Taika Waititi directed this satire that takes place in Nazi Germany during World War II. He attempts to reveal the absolute absurdity of Fascism through black comedy. This mostly works, but at times I thought that the movie sanitized the atrocities caused by the Nazis at this time and was too much of a feel good film. That being said, the film has a tremendous cast, especially the young lead child actor who is very charming. Scarlet Johansson is very good, too. I really enjoyed the look of the film. It reminded me of a Wes Anderson film with its quirky, deadpan humor. Overall, this was an entertaining film that is surprisingly contemporary in that it condemns political extremism and hatred of religious and ethnic minorities.

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