zedcutsinger’s review published on Letterboxd:
Now with Jojo Rabbit under his belt alongside Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople we can confidently call Taika Watiti one of the greatest coming-of-age filmmakers. Jojo Rabbit takes the exceptional & natural children’s performances from before and props them against a much larger, and loaded, backdrop: the end of WW2 in Germany. Having made Thor: Ragnarok before must’ve helped transition Watiti to this much bigger stage. All that being said, some people might have trouble stomaching a twee comedy & Nazi Germany elixir. It worked for me because 1. It’s all done through the eyes of a child and 2. Comedy is used as a way of belittling rather than defanging and making atrocities cuddly.