Taliesin82’s review published on Letterboxd:
Scarlett Johansson and Thomasin Mckenzie are a delight in this film.
I think this is so much better than the novel it's based on which sounds like a psychosexual abuse story that is like a Nazi/Jew version of Fifty Shades of Grey
Whimsy is okay, especially when reality is dark. And Waititi is a Jew, I don't really feel it's my lane to criticize how he chooses to portray WW2 etc
It's a coming of age tale, where childish things are bigotry and hate, and growing up is learning empathy, kindness, and joy in life. I can't help but love that.
It doesn't shy away from the brokenness, the horror, it shows how words and beliefs are just as harmful as actions, and of course there's what happens to his mom. Near the end it definitely becomes less whimsical and more horrific.
Of course maybe a little too empathetic with the Captain K character. Seems to be Sam Rockwell's shtick, the empathetic racist.