As you all know… I am a Netflix junkie, and I am always looking for new releases. Well, I found one that I cannot wait to see, and it’s loaded with a killer cast too!! I don’t know if Y’all saw the trailer yet but, I have and just in case you haven’t… I am more than happy to fill you in!!
It’s called Okja… Weird name maybe, and the concept might be a little strange too but… I like things that are a bit odd… lol. The storyline is something I have not seen before. It’s entirely different and totally awesome at the same time.
Okja is a 2017 Netflix original, South Korean-American made film, directed by Bong Joon-ho, co-written by Bong along with American, Jon Ronson and even produced by Brad Pitt!! This makes sense, if you are like me and frequent Netflix on a regular, you know Brad has had a lot going on with Netflix lately. It has become another outlet for actors across the globe. Its all part of the magic that is Netflix! This is a must see movie.. No doubt about it!! The main character in this story is a young girl, played by Korean actress, Ahn Seo-hyun, along side Jake Gyllenhaal & Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead, Tilda Swinton & Lily Collins, just to name a few. I told you this movie has an impressive cast to say the least!
Okja made its official premier at the Cannes Film Festival before being picked up by Netflix and already has quite the following. I am expecting great things from this film, and I have a feeling it will not let me down.
It is set to air June 28th, so we don’t have to wait much longer… Thank goodness! The basis of the story goes something like this…
A young girl from South Korea, named Mija has been the long time care taker for her best friend of 10 years, a large animal called Okja. She has raised him on her family’s land without any disturbances until now that is. Once word spread about this magnificent creature, many were intrigued. So much so that, the character played by Tilda Swinton decides to harvest these creatures. Her plan is to farm raise them to use them as a form of food. The creatures are so large that she promises it will end hunger and we will never lack a food source ever again.
Of course, this is devastating news to Mija, and she vows to safe her friend from becoming dinner. If you see this creature, you don’t blame her, it is far too cute to ever consider a food source, and he is her best friend. Many of us animal lovers can surely relate to this tale of ever lasting friendship. I know I can!
Okja was never meant for the big screen so teaming up with Netflix makes for the perfect match!! I have heard that it has been boycotted in South Korea due to the simple fact of to many titles being released to closely together… meaning we could have seen this movie much sooner had it not been for this unfortunate circumstance. Apparently they are very strict when it comes to these things over in South Korea but, it does make total sense. In order for each film they are releasing to get the correct amount of attention, overlapping release dates in a no-no and I totally get it!
Okja will hit over 190 countries and I would bet on it being the next big thing. My intuition tells me after we all get a taste of it, we will probably want more. For some reason, I am very drawn to this film and I am sure I am not the only one. It is something we can all watch as a family or enjoy completely alone. It honestly seems to a movie for all ages and I am also confident it will turn into a classic in no time.
Now that I have you totally intrigued… I hope… let me show you the trailer. I’m serious friends… Here’s the official Netflix trailer… prepared to be amazed!!!
I know right!!! I am so counting down the days till I can watch this! Here’s a teaser for you just so you have to suffer right along with me… lol.
Well, friends… that is it for today… Hope you have enjoyed learning about this film and I hope it is one that we can all enjoy together!!
Thanks so very much for stopping by Ky’s Korner today.. Were always happy to have you!! -Ky
To read more from Ky Lynn click here