Jojo Rabbit expected to defy Hollywood standards

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Tuesday saw the release of a trailer to one of the most anticipated movies of this year; Jojo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi. This is the same guy who directed some of my favorite movies of all time, like What We Do In The Shadows, Thor Ragnarok, and Hunt for the Wilder People.

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A couple weeks ago, a small teaser was released for the movie, but it really only served as giving an idea of how the tone of the movie would be. Then on Tuesday, a full length trailer dropped and it lit me up with excitement for this movie, giving a more in depth look on the actual storyline and characters.

At first, I was only a little concerned that this movie was only a thing because of the wild and hilarious satirical concept of a little boy growing up in a Nazi training camp with Hitler as his imaginary friend to help him cope with the bullying. And don’t get me wrong, this is where Waititi thrives, but the first trailer just felt like it was missing the heart of his other movies.

With this second trailer, you get a vague idea of what direction the movie will take and it really made me happy. Without even seeing the movie yet, it’s easy to tell that this film will be a classic and those are really hard to come by in this age. It’s why I love Waititi so much.

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Even if I was not a fan of his previous movies, this movie would attract me because of the idea that it represents. It heavily goes against the politically correct culture that Hollywood has become. It seems like nowadays, people are not allowed to make anything that might offend anyone. It’s very refreshing to see this go against that.

Also in the movie, besides Waititi himself, is Scarlet Johanson, known for playing Black Widow in the Marvel movies, as well as Sam Rockwell, who is always stealing whatever scene he is placed in. Rockwell was great in 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, which he won an Oscar for in 2017.

Jojo Rabbit is set to release in the US on October 18th this year and even though it is only the start of Oscar season I have a strong feeling this will be nominated. Stay tuned for a full breakdown on the movie in October.