Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★

There is light in the darkness, and it comes in the form of a child's wild naivete about one of the world's deadliest humans. Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit shows that hate is learned not born, and thus it can be unlearned. Waititi was the perfect choice to direct this film as he gave the story both the humor and the gravitas it required. We fully understand the war and the high human cost it has, but we also get to laugh in a dark time. It must also be said that Scarlett Johannsen gives a masterful performance in this film. She is so charming and endearing that when she's gone for the latter half of the film, it suffers. What stands out the most about this film is its color palette. It combines the coldness of the grays with the contrast of the bright reds and blues that matches the light-heartedness with the cruel reality. Jojo will be a controversial film in some circles, but it is deserving of its praise.

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