A controversial movie of the struggle between todays greatest powers – a multi-national company versus love and friendship. Another not-so-subtle attempt to turn the world vegan, ‘Okja’ displays some horrific examples of animal cruelty that may make it difficult for some to watch.

A new species of pig, resembling a cross between a hippopotamus and rabbit, has been genetically produced to feed the overpopulated world with cheap meat. However, the friendship between one such creature named Okja, and the girl who raised it will try to pull down the company with the help of pacifist animal activists.

A beautiful movie that will pull at the heartstrings, with some stunning works of cinematography. The incredible CGI that makes up the humongous Okja is amazing in its detail, you cannot help but feel for the creature when you look into its highly emotive eyes. A fantastic cast too – you will leave hating all on the side of the corporation, including the sensational Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal (whose character is so ridiculous that if you didn’t already know his strong acting abilities you may be inclined to think he didn’t have a single bit of talent within him); and wanting to fight alongside the brave Mija (Seo-Hyun Ahn) as she fights to save her best friend from the slaughterhouse.

Whilst it may have failed in its attempt to stop me personally from eating meat, I still found it a lovely film with a strong message.

Remind me of:

  • Princess Mononoke
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • The Hunger Games
  • Animal Farm