[Movie] Okja

Directed: Bong Joon-ho
Release Date: 2017
Country: South Korea; United States
Language: Korean, English

Lucy Mirando is determined to turn the evil-looking face of the company around. She’s not like her controversial grandfather. And she’s not like her cruel sister. She’s an innovator. She’ll change the meat industry!

Ten years ago a super pig was developed. It eats less, excretes less, creates far smaller eco-footprint, and best of all – tastes great. Twenty six best super pigs were passed around to owners all over the world for a decade, after which the winner will be picked. Now, whether they did it to promote the pigs, or to find the best climate for the pigs to grow is a question no one will ask…

Mija and her grandfather raised Okja into a wonderful, mighty friendly beast, and, naturally, ten years later, they were victorious. Mija agreed with her grandfather, that they will ask to keep the pig, instead of taking the reward, but nobody wanted to hear that. Even her grandfather wasn’t much keen, when he could have the dowry for the girl to marry good instead. So they take the super pig away, into far less friendly hands than one could’ve thought. And Mija, taking all her tiny possessions in this world, runs away, to Seoul, to find her friend. Lucky for the girl, she’s not the only one who doesn’t want to see these wonderful animals (or any, for that matter), get slaughtered.

This movie will hit all of your feels, and it will hurt. But it’s a happy-ending (mostly) movie, so bear with it. Honestly, it was so beautiful, it felt like watching a very high-quality Ghibli live action movie, and I definitely recommend Okja to anyone who ever liked Ghibli stuff.

5 / 5

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