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isabela’s review published on Letterboxd:
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okay, here's the thing, i kinda gave up on reviewing anything seriously here but i feel like i have to justify the three and a half stars. i understand every single review saying that this was shallow in its execution, with few actual relevant takes regarding the damage caused by nazism, but i truly think that that's exactly how it's supposed to be, in the same (i know im not the first to mention) moonrise kingdom style that we've seen before. it's the view that the kids (mostly jojo) have, and that's why we know very little about most things, and that's why the movie is simple the way it is. the entire time, i felt like that's what taika intended, and it's up for the viewer to decide if they like the film the way it is or not, as it is with any movie, but definitely NOT a way to excuse any type of behavior. i dont feel like the end scene with the dude from the camp was anything like that, as he's obviously gay (that was obvious for me but i do think that it was downplayed, for the same it's-from-a-kid's-pov reason) and, you know, pretending not to be to protect himself and his partner. so yeah, it's absolutely understandable why some people might not like it, i get it. but i did like it, i wouldn't recommend it as a f*cking documentary obviously, but it's good in it's proposal and something that only taika could ever pull off, and i do think he did exactly what he wanted.