There are no insights to be had – and no laughs.
Ludicrously billed as an anti-hate satire, Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit is so concerned with making its thematic intentions unmistakable that it neglects to be a satire of any kind.
Little White Lies
Love it or hate it, Taika Waititi’s singularly silly take on the WWII coming-of-age movie is damn near impossible to shake.
Taika Waititi’s most daring film isn’t his most successful. But among the tonal clashes there’s real hope, humanity, and no-bones-about-it Nazi-bashing at a time when that’s depressingly necessary.
It’s a feel-good movie, all right, but one that uses the fake danger of defanged black comedy to leave us feeling good about the fact that we’re above a feel-good movie.