This movie had me boo-hooing. I haven’t watched anything from Kwon Sang Woo since his marriage. It’s like my commitment to him as a fan died when that news broke. haha. Anyway, Kwon Sang Woo has always been a good actor, and I’ve seen such growth into his roles—this one definitely. Nam-Soon had so many layers and such complexity. He was the bad guy, yet he didn’t quite fit the mold. He’s not completely heartless or emotionless. He’s mysterious, but not in a cliche kind of way. I don’t think anyone would’ve been able to do the character justice quite like Kwon Sang Woo. I must say this has got to be one of my favorite roles from Kwon Sang Woo. He’s won me over again.
Surprisingly enjoyed this movie. Han Ga In’s a pretty actress, but I’ve never really been a fan of her works. Suzy makes me cringe in Big. This movie made me think otherwise. They have potential, I guess. Han Ga In’s crying scene, though. Talk about mood killer! She couldn’t deliver and in return I couldn’t either. I was screaming at her instead.
Anyway, it was nice to see Uhm Tae Woong taking on a lighter role. No guns, no fist fighting, no revenge-seeking. Just Uhm Tae Woong getting in touch with his sensitive side. Also, Lee Je Hoon picks some interesting roles. Fashion King wasn’t my favorite, but I loved seeing his drastic transformations. He was a total 왕싸가지. Did I mention that Je Hoon has some beautiful, muscular arms? Well, he does. I have to find that scene again.
Missing / 실종
A sister, searching for her missing younger sister, winds up in a fight for her life against a serial killer who wants to keep her as an obedient pet.
This film had all the right characters for a “horror” movie: the “dumb” and helpless woman, the lazy cops, and the psycho killer. Though I wouldn’t really regard this film as a horror flick, it just didn’t sit well with me at all. The film was fast-paced and there wasn’t a dull moment. It left me frustrated, disgusted, and raged. At times, I had to mute and turn away. For a film to be able to evoke such strong emotions from me says something. The characters, especially the psycho lunatic, made me sick to my stomach. He’s the kind of character that I wished would have just died in the first scene. The actor was true to the role from start to end and that’s what made his character so disturbing. The serial killer wasn’t sorry for his victims or what he did to them; he enjoyed it. He lived a double life—a person of society and a person who was consumed by his sick desires. Though I one day may forget the title of this film, it’s a film that will stick with me for years to come.
After finishing this film, I find out that this film was based off of an actual event that took place in South Korea. The serial killer was actually a fisherman who killed four women in 2007.
The Housemaid Trailer
I watched this last night with the so called “good subs.” BULLSHIT. The subs sucked. Well, they were decent for the first part, but once it got to the important parts I had to guess what they were saying because with the little Korean I knew, it was telling me that these subs were way off.
I’m going to have to watch it again when the good subs come out. This movie needs a review.