Okja

Okja (2017)

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For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an even bigger friend - at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no read moreparticular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja... while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.

**"Okja" is a co-production between Korea, South Africa and the USA.

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Kimicub
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Jul 1, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 4.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Really touching movie. If you are planning to watch this expecting it to be a cute animation. You will be shocked, definitely not something to watch with kids so....don't lol. I would personally rate this 15 if it was in the cinema as there are some sensitive images.

Anywho back to the movie. It is a great mash up of east meets west. A great cast, with everyone acting superbly. It's a read more cute movie about a girl and her friend being separated for greed. I won't go in to too much detail or else it spoils it. There were some tears and there were some chuckles. Definitely a rewatch just to see the girls relationship with Okja. Don't think there was a soundtrack and the movie seems shorter than it is, it is over 2hrs long. It is a Netflix production, which seems to be more of a thing nowadays. Great production with clear and lovely graphics.

Nice to see Choi woo shik, brought some comedy. Oooo and watch till the credits finish rolling for some more of him lol
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LeejLicious
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Jul 19, 2017
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
You won't be prepared for this movie and this might give you some anime-like (Hayao-Miyazaki) vibes.
The story is marvellously written, in the movie the topic that was handeled can be seen in the real life food industry and that makes the story utterly sad. It is an unique movie, because it is realistic in a certain way.
The story picks up fast and in the last hour it leaves out no read more time to proceed fast, I wished they stayed on some scenes longer to give more of an impact but that is just a minor flaw in my opinion.
The cast was amazing and I really appreciated the collab between Korean actors and American ones. It was difficult in the beginning because Jake's acting was too much, but that is the way Bong Joon-Ho produces its movies and I am happy he stayed true to himself.
The music was beautiful at certain scenes, not all of them.

Overall I really liked this movie, certainly ones that impact me (it left me crying) but also made me think about the food industry. In my opinion I don't see this as a propaganda but as a supernatural movie with a deep message, it makes a valid point.

Watch this and you won't be dissapointed, try to look over the over-reacting actions from some actors but see the message behind this movie.
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    Destati13 Jul 31, 2017 - edited

    I remember I first learned about what really goes on at factory farms back in high school, and after that I just couldn't bring myself to enjoy meat anymore. Made me too sad, so I just stopped eating it. Definitely one of the best decisions I've made. But ya know, regardless of whether others go vegetarian or not, I think it's very important in general that all of us at least be aware of where our food is really coming from. It's alright if you choose to still eat meat, we all have the right to make our own decisions on things like that- but awareness is important, so I'm glad that more people are becoming aware of what really happens behind the scenes of how animals are treated, and that movies like this also help bring the issue to light.

    It's really horrible what producers and companies are willing to do to make a quick buck...I wish more farms would utilize humane methods like the Polyface Farm in Virginia does- they really know how to ensure their animals are happy during life. But of course as long as it's the cruel mass production factory farms instead who remain so economically successful, the higher ups in charge will always allow their morals to fly out the window for the sake of money...

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    Fabiya Jul 28, 2017

    Ok but I would've loved to see more of Choi Woo Shik because he was so hilarious XD

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    FrizzyMee Jul 23, 2017 - edited

    Loved it! I cried haha

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    PriRiRin Jul 20, 2017 - edited

    let me know when this movie available on kissasian or dramanice.

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    sickofme Jul 8, 2017 - edited

    Okay so I watched this movie yesterday with my friend and I must say I was completely emotionally devastated. This was wonderful. Really, I didn't expect it to be so good and so touching. And Choi Wooshik's role and acting??? - amazing!
    I'd like to give it more but I just can't - 10/10

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    displacedmoon Jul 8, 2017
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    Fenvear Jul 8, 2017

    Choi Woo Shik was hilarious in this XD

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    fallensnowflakes Jul 6, 2017

    7/10
    I can't help but feel like it was some liberal cringe movie at some parts. The film itself is a mocking to society. We watch this and feel bad for Okja, but that doesn't stop several of us from eating animals that were farmed like this.

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    TeleriFerchNyfain Jul 4, 2017

    This is worth watching simply for the interaction of Korean actors & Hollywood actors. Plus Steven Yeun :d and Hogu LOL Jake Gyllenhaal LOL LOL LOL Tilda Swindon, superb as usual. That little girl is an excellent little actress - I've seen her in a ton of things :D

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    JeromeLoukianenko Jul 4, 2017

    Heart breaking...

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    hakbooty Jul 4, 2017 - edited
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      FrizzyMee Jul 23, 2017

      OMG! I had no idea... it's illegal though wow!

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    Belmani Jul 3, 2017 - edited

    OMG i wanna be a vegetarian now.

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      hakbooty Jul 4, 2017

      if you watch earthlings (a documentary on how animals are treated in agriculture, also on netflix), you'll turn vegan

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      TeleriFerchNyfain Jul 4, 2017

      Actually I just long ago developed a deep hatred for factory farming....

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      AllisonTran Jul 28, 2017

      There's also Forks Over Knives.

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    Jen Jul 2, 2017 - edited
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      FrizzyMee Jul 23, 2017

      I agree with you, and I also think that the director was showing how cocky and rude Americans are... like they think they are the sun and the moon lol.

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    Haru Jul 1, 2017

    Okja almost turned me into a vegetarian... almost.

    It was good. The message was fantastic, but roles like the one of Gyllenhaal weren't rly necessary...

    anyway... I've cried a lot.

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    Panda Jun 30, 2017 - edited

    where everyone is watching

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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Jun 29, 2017
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 0 min.

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