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    Nobody was expecting to flop this hard.

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    Nobody thought a movie with Hitler as a child’s imaginary friend could flop? Well…

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”> </p> Nobody thought a movie with Hitler as a child’s imaginary friend could flop? Well…

    I didn’t say nobody was expecting this to flop but that nobody was expecting this to flop so hard. The initial response to it was positive and almost everyone had it in their BP predictions.

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    I had a feeling this was gonna flop, but I was surpised it flop this hard. I thought it would do better. I took it out of my predictions completely (Including the globes.)

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    Taika was embarrassingly bad in both trailers so I’m not sure why people are so surprised this is a critical bomb.

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    Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t remember anyone here saying it was gonna bomb. Wise-asses after it happened are many though.

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    Wow this thread flopped since this movie won People’s Choice. JoJo is still in the game.

    It probably is frontrunner in screenplay in that barren category

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    I’m curious about its chances in director. The movie looks flashy, but it also resembles Wes Anderson’s style, so I don’t know how the Academy responds to that. He’s also acting in it which I think hurts his chances in director. Cinematography seems more likely.

    As far as it’s nomination likelihood I’d say (from most to least likely):

    Adapted Screenplay
    Cinematography
    Picture
    Costume Design
    Sound Editing
    Sound Mixing
    Editing
    Director
    Actress/Supporting Actress (McKenzie)
    Supporting Actor

    I could see this go the Three Billboards, Green Book route of
    Picture, Screenplay, Editing. It’s main issue is an acting nomination which seems unlikely at this point.

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    I’m curious about its chances in director. The movie looks flashy, but it also resembles Wes Anderson’s style, so I don’t know how the Academy responds to that. He’s also acting in it which I think hurts his chances in director. Cinematography seems more likely. As far as it’s nomination likelihood I’d say (from most to least likely): Adapted Screenplay Cinematography Picture Costume Design Sound Editing Sound Mixing Editing Director Actress/Supporting Actress (McKenzie) Supporting Actor I could see this go the Three Billboards, Green Book route of Picture, Screenplay, Editing. It’s main issue is an acting nomination which seems unlikely at this point.

    I think McKenzie will be nominated if she’s goes supporting. Incredible not as sure about lead, but it’s such a weak year, I can see her breaking in. I believe they’ll campaign her as supporting since it’s an easier field, and she’s been getting more attention that Scarlett, and apparently has a much bigger part. I also have a feeling that Taika will breakthrough into supporting actor, but I’m nirvana sure about it. That could just be wishful thinking, but I can legitimately see it happening.

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    I think Jojo Rabbit can win Adapted Screenplay easily, and maybe get a Picture won too if it can get a couple of wins below the line (Production Design and Costume Design seems the most likely). An editing nomination seems likely too, but I don’t think it will win: that awards usually goes to the film with the most editing, for better (Fury Road) or worse (Bohemian Rhapsody), which this year is probably Ford v Ferrari.

    Academy-Award winners:

    Parasite: Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay

    Joker: Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix

    Jojo Rabbit: Best Adapted Screenplay

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    I hope they show it in my country. I so love the trailer

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    Darlings, I expect this movie to be a disgusting mess. Unfunny Waititi was TERRIBLE in the trailer and looks like the most annoying thing I’ve seen in cinema since Animatronic’s fake teeth (and “performance”) from last year. But it will be loved by snobs and “cinema experts”. Disgusting.

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    Darlings, I expect this movie to be a disgusting mess. Unfunny Waititi was TERRIBLE in the trailer and looks like the most annoying thing I’ve seen in cinema since Animatronic’s fake teeth (and “performance”) from last year. But it will be loved by snobs and “cinema experts”. Disgusting.

    For the first time, I agree with Mrs. Thatcher.

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    Darlings, I expect this movie to be a disgusting mess. Unfunny Waititi was TERRIBLE in the trailer and looks like the most annoying thing I’ve seen in cinema since Animatronic’s fake teeth (and “performance”) from last year. But it will be loved by snobs and “cinema experts”. Disgusting.

    On the contrary, I think the snobs are gonna be the ones sharpening their knives, and the audience and regular people are going to really enjoy this.

    Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIH

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    I was really expecting to be sour on this film after the lukewarm critical reaction and comparisons of its TIFF Peoples Choice win to “Green Book” taking that same prize last year. And yet I absolutely adored this film. I know critics were upset the film was not more overtly political, but that is not the film Waititi was trying to make. He gets the point across that Hitler Youth were often really unaware of what they were getting involved with and, more importantly, why. The film does not punish its Nazis and does, in some instances, try to make them redeemable, but for a light-hearted satire like this, I see why Waititi included these moments. At the end of the day, the film unfolds through the eyes of a child who does not understand the nuances of Nazism, so the movie does not try to go beyond that. I understand being disappointed that a movie isn’t what you expected, but you also shouldn’t hold that against the film you do get. I don’t know that I did a great job writing that argument out, but regardless, I want to move onto the elements that made the film great. Roman Griffin Davis is a revelation here and, in a just world, he’d be in the Best Actor conversation. He was asked to do a lot here and he nailed it. He was riotously funny, heartbreaking, precocious, innocent, and his journey throughout the film is instantly cheerworthy. He will be Jacob Tremblay’d this awards season, but it is such a great performance that I hope it opens up doors for him in the years to come. Thomasin McKenzie was also really great here and played a character that is often very closed off, but her facial expressions allow you to dig beneath what she is saying. Her chemistry with Davis was what made the film work so well. I must say that I really liked Scarlett Johansson here and I’m coming around on her getting into the Supporting Actress conversation. For one, she’s having a major year and “Jojo” seems likely to be a big contender. But beyond that, the category has room for her and she gives a really tender performance as an instantly likable character. Taika Waititi was fun, and I understand why the character was included, but he’s not much more than just played for laughs and to push along Jojo’s inner turmoil. The rest of the supporting cast was very good too and I would’ve liked to have seen more of Sam Rockwell, who was great as always in a role he’s obviously very comfortable in. I have to single out Archie Yates as Yorki. The kid was a hoot and hit a home run every time he was on screen. The screenplay is really funny and charming and also has some very smart moments, most of them at the hands of McKenzie. The technicals were all very good too. Overall, I am a bit surprised I enjoyed the film as much as I did, but I hope critical reaction does not sway people from not seeing this film because it has the makings of a crowdpleaser, and a very good one at that, in my opinion.

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    I have high hopes for JoJo. But it comes with some reservations.

    It sounds like my kind of film. Esp since it won the SAME TIFF People’s Choice as Green Book.

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