The New ‘Okja’ Trailer Will Make You Want a Super Pig of Your Own
Bong Joon-ho’s Okja is truly unlike any other movie you’ve seen. Sure, it’s got bits of Free Willy and maybe a touch of Charlotte’s Web, but it really needs to be seen to be believed. I guarantee you, you will fall in love with this super pig.
Today’s new trailer does a little better than the rest of the advertising at getting across that there is a dark side to Okja, that it’s not all fun and games. There are parts of this movie that are extremely upsetting (there were a whole lot of tears during my press screening), and good luck eating any kind of meat immediately after watching it. That said, it really is a remarkably emotional, beautiful movie that shouldn’t be missed by anyone, regardless of how you feel about pigs.
Here’s the official synopsis:
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an even bigger friend - at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.
With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.
Okja hits Netflix on June 28.