When I first heard a about JOJO RABBIT, I was instantly intrigued. I've been all about some Taika Waititi since Thor: Ragnarok, however the only way to talk about this trailer is to lead with the synopsis: “a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.” In theaters October 18th, this trailer is absolutely nuts. This is going to be disturbingly funny as all hell or just plain disturbing. Either way I'm all in. Ragnarok was hilarious, & some really dark material was covered through the funny. If Waititi can conjure up that same formula here, this is gonna be amazing. What do y'all think? Disturbing or disturbingly funny? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Ok, I'll admit, I wasn't that pumped to see this film. I'm not the biggest Hobbit or Lord of the Rings fan. I like them a lot, just don't love them. Made it hard to think I'd really want to see the story of TOLKIEN. Until now. This film looks absolutely intriguing all the sudden. Seeing the real life parallels get turned I to the epic tales they get turned to, almost interests me more than the actual tales themselves. I love to see how storytellers take real life events & weave them into something purely magical. If this is really what this is, this is the marketing it deserved all along. At this point I'm totally in. Like I said it might be a day later than usual, but I'm definitely seeing this as my first FOX review now. What'd y'all think? Does this peek inside the mind of storytelling genius intrigue y'all as much as myself? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
This will most likely be the first film from Disney's purchase of FOX I will review. Sounds like a perfect date flick to check out. While I really like Lord of the Rings, I've never really loved it as much as some. However, loosely related, I was a giant fan of the animated Hobbit as a child. This story here has really grabbed my attention though. It's official synopsis reads, "TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels." If I'm getting the trailers correctly it looks as if the real life story will be built upon by looks at how it correlates to Tolkien's writings. Sounds very interesting, if it doesn't wind up being a complete snooze fest. It helps I'm also a fan Nicholas Hoult, who's playing the lead. Might be a day late on the first thoughts review for this one, but it will be coming. Got a little more excited hearing the passion on the voices of the director & cast here, but only time will tell. We'll know when it releases on May 10th.