Profile: Movie: Seoul Vibe (서울대작전) Release Date: August 26, 2022 Runtime: 138 min. Distributor: Netflix Language: Korean Country: South Korea
Plot: A group of friends are engaged by a prosecutor to take down a powerful team trying to launder money during the 1988 Olympics.
Main Cast Yoo Ah In – Park Dong Wook Go Kyung Pyo – Woo Sam Lee Kyu Hyung – Bok Nam Park Ju Hyun – Park Yoon Hee Ong Seung Woo – Joon Gi Moon So Ri – Kang In Sook Kim Sung Kyun – Director Lee Oh Jung Se – Prosecutor Ahn
Review: This is a fun, light action comedy flick when you have nothing to do on Friday night. I like the cast, felt like everyone was having a blast shooting though sometimes Yoo Ah In is being so serious with his acting (lighten up!). And whew! I’m glad No one died!
1988 Olympics didn’t really have much to do with the story but I loved how they styled their car ala Olympics style in the end. And the oldish music (I was listening to 80s rap just this morning!)
The Prosecutor Ahn scene was the main thing that struck me most in the movie. And surprise that the lead prosecutor isn’t a baddie (the actor normally plays the bad guy)!
This movie also felt like they tried so hard to make them look cool but the 80s vibe looks forced (did the writer grow up in the 80s or did the writer just googled the 80s?)
This movie is also too long and some parts were boring. It only gets interesting in the last part. The ending was also too unbelievable (are they trying to be F&F or Mission Impossible?)
I was expecting General Baldie to be some famous actor considering how they tried to conceal his face in the first half, so I was very disappointed when I saw who it was.
Profile Movie: The Handmaid /Lady (아가씨) World Premiere: May, 2016 (Cannes Film Festival) Release Date: June 1, 2016 Runtime: 144 min. Genre: Thriller / Period-1930 / Erotic / Award Winning Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Main Cast: Cho Jin Woong – Uncle Kouzuki Ha Jung Woo – Count Fujiwara Kim Min Hee – Lady Hideko Kim Tae Ri – Sook Hee
Review: Mesmerizing! I finally watched this critically acclaimed movie and I loved it!
It’s 2 hours and 25 mins long but I didn’t even realized the time. Everything looked so beautiful. The story is about a fake count hiring a handmaiden to help him marry the lady and steal all her money. But turns out who is really scamming who?
There are three parts, told from different perspectives but of the same narrative, so it was interesting to realize what each character was thinking of. I honestly was so surprised after part I! I totally didn’t expect it! But i feel like I’ve seen another movie similar to this or maybe a book but I can’t remember which one. (I have never read Fingersmith). There are a lot of sexy and some torture scenes so don’t watch with your parents or if you can’t stomach these kinds of scenes.
This is Kim Taeri’s first ever role and she was phenomenal. Actually all the 4 leads were so good. And there were also some funny moments. Count’s reactions are mostly funny (Ha Jung Woo is always unintentionally funny). Even when Lady Hideko tried to hang herself and Sookhee was holding her made me chuckle.
I didnt like what happened to the count, i thought he deserved the money as much as the ladies deserved their freedom. Or maybe i’m just biased because it’s Ha Jung Woo 🤗
Profile: Movie: Juror 8 (배심원들) Release Date: May 15, 2019 Runtime: 114 min. Distributor: CGV Arthouse Country: South Korea
Cast Moon Sori – Kim Jun Kyeom Park Hyung Sik – Kwon Nam Woo Baek Soo Jang – Yoon Geu Rim Jo Soo Hyang – Oh Soo Jung Jo Han Chul – Choi Young Jae Cha Mi Kyung – Yang Choon Ok Yoon Kyung Ho – Jo Jin Sik Seo Jung Yeon – Byun Sang Mi Kim Hong Fa – Jang Ki Baek Seo Hyun Woo – Kang Doo Sik
Review This movie is based on the first jury trial in South Korea.
The main character is juror no. 8 played by Park Hyung Sik. At first he looked dumb because every time someone asked him for his opinion, he always didnt know what to answer. And yet he turned out to be the smartest one in the room. He was the only one who actually listened to the testimonies and analyzed the evidences. There were a few jurors who made up their minds even without understanding the evidences. They just want to get out of their jury duty. But thanks to juror 8, they all decided to investigate the case. The main judge also ended up considering the jury’s inputs.
The movie had an odd pace though. Sometimes it was serious, sometimes it was light then as usual with most Korean movies, the third act becomes cheesy anf emotional.