Main reason I decided to watch Okja was because of Choi Woo Shik’s special appearence and Kevin Yeun hehe to my surprise Devon Bostick was in it as well!! ♥ (Rodrick from Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Okja, a Korean - American film directed by Bong Joon Ho
As we all know Korean movies tend to be realistic and not have the typical happy-ever-after ending. So I watched it knowing that it might end tragically and depressing. One thing that is interesting about this movie is that it talks about GMO. Ever since I was in middle school I did projects about GMO and even had a time when I would check every label (on food) around the house to make sure we did not consume any of that stuff. Is not that GMO is entirely bad, there are benefits, but each person has a choice to consume it or not. And of course I chose not to. I actually don’t know if the GMO debate is still a thing, it’s been a while since I had free time to look up stuff and watch news..
I was exited that such a famous director created a project like this! The cast was well chosen as well. The scenery was beautiful, the transition from the east to the west was awesome…I was just impressed…flabbergasted… it was truly a beautiful…bittersweet film.
Before watching the film I joked about me becoming vegan or vegetarian. The thing about this movie is that it shows the public a glimpse of what happens to animals when they are being mass produced and slaughtered for our consumption. I know that as humans we separate animals into categories, pet, non-pet… our pets are family… non-pets are food. Simple as that. But this story is about this adorable super-pig (Okja) who was created in a lab. She is considered a pet to the owner Mija, but neither know about the cruelty in food industry and why Okja exists.
I’ll start with a quote from the director Bong Joon Ho
“I wanted to crumble these borders and make the audience feel uncomfortable. It is witnessing your family being dragged into a slaughterhouse”
There were scenes that did make me feel uncomfortable and I cried so much as well. Both Okja and Mija are so innocent.. yet throughout their journey, they mature in a very painful way. Do you know how we get our food? Do you know how babies are born? SEX. in animals it is called “mating”. We all know that in order to “reproduce”, there needs to be mating. But as humans we don’t take a moment to think about whether the animal has feeling or not. Humans just pair the animals up randomly and breed them. The way it was filmed.. it looked like rape. Do you guys know how painful that was to watch. It broke my heart, because throughout the first half of the movie, they make sure you fall in love with this adorable, sweet and innocent super-pig. And it is like her innocence is taken away from her. As I mentioned before… pets = family… it was like watching a family member being raped and about to be slaughtered.
I obviously got too emotional with this movie. I will stop now before I spill the whole movie.. It is great please do watch it ♥
By the way, just in case yall don’t know… I am pretty sure the name of the company Mirando was inspired by Monsanto… look it up hehe.
Also.. the movie does have a slight comical relief ^^ the ALF, they are the animal rights group, during several of the most serious moments..they would do/say something dumb.
And~ uri Wooshik-ah joins the squad at the end ♥
one more thing… Shirley Henderson is in it too!!! the crying ghost from Harry Potter! AND it was produced by Brad Pitt!
It’s so touching I couldn’t help but cry. You see the yellow ribbon, memorial symbol of Sewol Ferry tragedy, right?. Zico keeps the memory alive. Tough Cookie and Well Done have both 04:16 minute run time, symbolizing date of the tragedy (2014/04/16).
말해 Yes or No has 04:14 run time which probably stands for 2014/04. Furthermore he added the yellow ribbon to his cover.He’s the only idol/artist I know who continuously shows condolences to the victims.
You could probably write a book about all those wonderful and amazing things Zico has done so far. Therefore I don’t understand how someone can hate him. He deserves pair of wings and a halo not sticks and stones.
ah! didnt realize that about the otp question post!! in that case do the rest of the questions for sombrya!! (i didnt wanna give em all to you at once, thought it might be a bother)
NAH ITS GOOD.. ill just recopy/paste my four answers from before
Which of the two could absolutely dunk on the other? if im being honest idrk what this is supposed to mean (something w basketball?) but im gonna say aleks through my intuition
Which one flushes the toilet while the other is in the shower? sombra lol aleksandra isnt super bothered by hot water though so jokes on sombra when she hops in with her and its still burning hot
Which one sings in public much to the other’s consternation? both of them, and to neither ones consternation. one starts belting out some song and the others like YOU GO BABY WOO!! and the other farmers market goers are perturbed
Which one tell the first joke during sex? SOMBRA they both laugh like jackasses though and forget what they were doing
Which one texts the other something really sweet, just for the other to reply with “that’s fucking corny”? aleks cause shes so poetic and well-read in-game so she probably sends sombra some russian poem and sombras all “jajajajajaja thats gay” (im adding this to my previous answer to say sombras secretly cryin in the club tho. aleks calls her right after just to talk and shes like “what is your voice doing” and sombras all *sniffling* “ha whatre you talking about *her voice cracks*”)
Which one is the 10 million power and which one is the 10 million techniques? aleks is 10 million power and sombra is 10 million techniques obv
Which one insists they listen to System Of A Down unironically in the car while they are going somewhere? Is it both? sombra but aleksandra doesnt hate it
Which one is the usual instigator of eventually turning any and all instances of cuddling into bed wrestling? mostly aleks but sombra knows when aleks gives her that look theyre throwin down
Which one wins in bed wrestling? aleksandra every time
Which one drinks milk straight from the carton like its 3000 B.C. and which one opens a verbal can of whoopass for it? aleksandra and sombra respectively
Which one cries while chopping onions? aleks…..
Which one has the other in their in phone as “Bby <3”, and which one has the other as “shitter”?
sombra in aleks’ phone: милый
aleksandra in soms phone: *bear emoji and tongue emoji*