Films: Okja (2017)
Location: Forest/Mountains/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of an average hippo.
Summary: The bond between a child and an animal is a beautiful one, no doubt. When you have no human friends, the natural world has plenty to spare. Though in this case, "natural" is a bit of a misleading term. Sad to say, the loveable creature you see here is a product of corporate greed and a total disregard for how much meat we really need to consume.
History: In 2007, the Mirando Corporation produced 26 genetically-made "Super Pigs", and gave them to farmers across the world. The aim was to create a new species that would produce the greatest meat ever, all in the name of profits. In ten years, the biggest of the Super Pigs would be unveiled to the public before the mass slaughter. However, the winner surprised everyone. On a lonely mountaintop in South Korea, there lived a famer, his young daughter, and Okja, their clumsy yet utterly amicable Super Pig. However, the girl, Mija, almost immediately suspected foul play, and followed Okja as she was dragged to the Mirando Corporation. Along the way, she and Okja end up assisting an animal rights group with more or less noble goals.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Okja is just barely saved from death by Mija and the group, with the former paying her off with a small gold pig. However, as they leave, they notice the hundreds of Super Pigs waiting to be turned into meat, though a Super Piglet is smuggled away by Okja. While the Mirando Corporation faces an uncertain future due to all that has been exposed, Okja and her family once again live in peace with the new addition.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 1.5-Okja is a lot like a hippo minus the scary tusks and with a lot more intellect. She may be a destructive klutz at times, but she's a wonderful companion, and is almost always loyal to those she considers friends. It almost makes you want to stop eating meat.
Trivia: -This film was directed by Bong Joon-Ho, the very same genius behind "The Host", "Snowpiercer", and "Parasite".
-Genetically Modified Foods, or GMOs, are nothing new. It's just that we’ve never grown living creatures as food, just all the inanimate stuff. Even then, there is some public outcry due to mostly health concerns.