130 Vegan Review of Okja: Not the Animal Rights Movie We Were Hoping For
Our final episode in our media review series is Okja, a Netflix original movie directed by Bong Joon Ho. A weird, violent disappointment.
In This Episode
Netflix original Okja had a trailer that made us excited and hopeful. It seemed like it was going to be a scathing criticism of capitalism, animal agriculture, and animal consumption. Instead, it was a weird and violent ride into an ending that acheived none of these goals. While beautifully filmed and mostly well-acted, our search for a modern pro-animal liberation movie with a clear message continues.
Jokes in the middle
What do you call a pig with three eyes?
What did the pig write it’s secret message with?
Links and Information
- Häagen-Dazs Debuts Four Vegan Ice Creams (VegNews)
- Wisconsin Dairy Industry Taps Prisons for Workers (VegNews)
Interviews with Bong Joon-ho Mentioned about Okja
- ‘Okja’: How One Visit to a Slaughterhouse Turned Bong Joon Ho Into a Vegan (Indie Wire)
- Okja interview: Bong Joon-ho on GM foods, his chaotic mindscape, and the Netflix controversy (Independent)