Okja Review

Jack Blackwell's film blog

OKJA

β€˜What if it were your pet? Would you still eat it then?’ This rallying cry of vegetarians and vegans against meat-eating has always had its heart in the right place, but often fails to make an impact, with food animals always so inherently other when compared with pets. Enter the eponymous star of Okja. Structurally, Okja resembles a pig/hippo hybrid, bred as she is for eventual consumption, but in mannerisms, she’s pure dog. It’s an ingenious, if manipulative, conceit from Bong Joon-Ho and writer Jon Ronson, blurring the line between friend and food in a thought-provoking, but rarely preachy, sci-fi take on the horrors of the meat industry.

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