Jojo Rabbit Review

I just got done watching a movie that almost seems to glorify nazism. Emphasis on the word “almost”. The film is called Jojo Rabbit. Jojo is a 10 year old kid living in Nazi Germany who sympathizes with Hitler and his cause. As it turns out, Jojo’s mom, played by Scarlet Johansson, is harboring a Jewish teenager named Elsa. Brainwashed as he is, Jojo sees Elsa as a stereotypical “evil” Jew, per Hitler’s ideals. Elsa is kind of a smart ass toward Jojo at first. The two eventually strike up a close friendship. While Hitler is never actually seen “in-person”, take a wild guess as to who Jojo’s imaginary friend is? Hitler is actually portrayed as satirical, as is most of the film. I think the movie can be viewed as “in poor taste” by some, but I actually really liked it. Keep in mind, some of the thematic elements and scenes are emotional. This is not a light-hearted movie. It does have an air of realism. It shows people who tried to help Jews and German deserters hanging in the middle of Berlin. I almost see this as a middle finger to World War 2 and the Nazi party. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the movie but I can see how it would be too much for some people, especially Jewish people who either lived through WW II or who have family who were there. It’s almost a sad comedy. Knowing the stuff in Jojo Rabbit actually happened and is not something they made up makes it an emotional comedy. So is it worth seeing? I mean…if you are easily offended by Nazi humor then no. But I think if you can take the humor with a grain of salt, then by all means watch it. So have you seen this movie? Let me know in the comments and if you liked it. Thanks for reading!

-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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