A Werewolf Boy

A Werewolf Boy (2012)

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A mother moves with her older daughter and younger daughter to a large home in the country side. The older daughter suffers from a lung ailment and her doctor advised the family to move out into the country side. The home is provided by Ji Tae, the son of a business partner who worked with their deceased father. While the family gets acclimated to their new surroundings, the older daughter makes a read moreremarkable discovery. Within a locked room in the barn lives a wild boy. The family takes him in believing he is just an orphan with little social skills. The boy with little social skills begins to take an interest in the oldest daughter.

  • Native title:

    늑대소년
  • Also Known as:

    Wolf Boy ; Neukdae Sonyeon

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PickyMcpickleton
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Feb 11, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
This is a touching tale that I was not expecting until I read the summary. I thought it would have elements of fantasy from the title and thought it was another movie biting off this whole vampire and Werewolf trend but it was a pleasant surprise.

First of all, the story isn't exceptionally original. It's been done numerous times but nonetheless, it doesn't stop it from being poignant and unsettling to some read more degree.

Song Joong Gi plays a boy who as the summary states appears to have been raised by wolves. He is discovered when Lee Bo Young's character moves to the countryside due to her sickness and he happens to have been inhabiting the shed of the place that they just moved in to. Lee Bo Young's family eventually pick him up because they cannot find anyone to adopt him and so the story is triggered.

This story isn't really about a werewolf. It's about monsters. Song Joong Gi's unrefined character through living with Lee Bo Young's family starts a transformation to become human or to attain human qualities. He develops an affection towards Lee Bo Young's character amidst his transformation and they develop quite a bond. However, due to numerous predicaments, he reverts into a "monster" and is dubbed as dangerous. However, a "monster" in appearance is not a monster at heart and in watching the movie you start to distinguish who exactly the real monster is.

The tale is somewhat light hearted but with very heavy moments that made me sweat a little from my eyes. However, I lamented a little that we never truly delve into any important details regarding Song Joong Gi's character. It's mentioned but not shown. It's not ridiculously relevant but I would have liked to know. Also, the villain is somewhat stereotypical and other than being a rich arse hole, there's not much we know about him. However, I guess his character is relevant in the success of this plot. However, the philosophical undertones didn't stop me from wondering what his story was. Take that as my need to always over think things.

Overall, a very poignant story with minor flaws.
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shalalapaula
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Jan 11, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This movie was such a beautiful and moving place. Although the title of the movie kind of gives away what happens in the story, the fact that there was a werewolf was not the basis of the entire story. I absolutely loved how the story was carried with such emotion; even though Song Joongki barely had lines throughout the movie, the raw emotion in his eyes blew me away. I would definitely read more recommend it to friends! : )
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'Dog' turned human romance story. Chul Soo (Song Joong Ki)'s character is like a wolf that suddenly gained a human body [yes he is a werewolf but this is how his character acts] where Shiro (Toyokawa Etsushi) is shown to be a guide dog given a human body to find the girl that raised him as a puppy. If you liked one you'll probably like the other.
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    PanRuyi 2 days ago

    The movie sounds good, I might as well watch it. I REALLY want to watch it but where can I watch it?

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    haniyehsjk 6 days ago

    best movie ever

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    MISAENG 14 days ago

    Could some one tell me his own estimation of the parental guide?

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    alexk345 14 days ago

    I watched two of her movies now because oh my ghostess. I do not like speed scandal and this one. Too slow too boring

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      PanRuyi 1 day ago

      Me too! I am watching oh my ghost and I am going to watch this one, too! The only problem is that I don't know where can I watch this. Where did you watch it?

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    aisyaalthani 15 days ago

    Happy or sad ENDING!!

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      Manisha 15 days ago
      Reveal Spoiler »
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      aisyaalthani 13 days ago

      Thank you for replying:)) so I think I'm gonna watch it<33

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    Lovely Jul 5, 2015

    If you don't want to spoil yourself don't watch the trailer. it basically shows the whole movie

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      PanRuyi 5 days ago

      I just did...

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      Lovely 3 days ago

      Damn it.
      Well, it's still worthy to watch. You'll probably won't regret it bc there are still some plots missing.

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    Miyuu Jun 16, 2015

    I cried so much at the end... I was like "HOW CAN YOU DO THAT TO MY JOONGKI" lol
    This Movie is Amazing and Song Joong Ki is just more than amazing actor

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    Frenchii91 Jun 10, 2015

    I avoid tragic dramas/movies at all cost, i watched this without much research so ending was unexpected. This will be the first and last time i will rate a tragic movie so high its a 9/10, if ever there will be a petition for an alternate ending sign me up

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      EmilySlover 15 days ago

      There actually is an alternate ending! It's on YouTube.

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    Tsuyu May 31, 2015

    Great performance for Song Joong Ki; I barely recognized him, but as usual, his acting is brilliant. I admit I was a bit dubious about this one, but glad I gave in and watched. I nominate Jang Young Nam (Suni's mother) for bet supporting role; he was awesome.

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    DayDreamer May 3, 2015

    I'm not entirely sure why I hadn't watched this before. I always saw the adverts for it; also it always appeared on a list of recommendations, yet something stopped me. I'm not sure what it was, I knew the actors, although not by firsthand (movies,dramas etc) and now... I completely regret it! This is just the kind of movie I needed, I was waiting so long for something like this!! I don't cry often at movies,series etc, yet my tears just wouldn't stop!! Beautiful.Breathtaking. Need I go on?

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    Juscha Apr 26, 2015

    my first korean movie, it's truly tragic

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    IndyYulia Apr 17, 2015

    really make me cry ,so sad :') :'(

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    YSSADESU Apr 10, 2015

    this is so sad but i love it.

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    Mangafever Apr 1, 2015

    a beautiful beautiful film...well deserving of the love and attention it receives. The cast was just wonderful, especially SJK, who was just absolutely fantastic. Im glad he will be discharged soon and we will get to see him soon in his new drama.

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    Natalia Mar 24, 2015

    oh,i just have finished watching it and it made quite an impression on me. Firstly,i didn't expect this kind of a story. In one moment i was super happy because of them and the way how their relationship grew but the ending was so heartbreaking.Firstly,I thought maybe she was just dreaming, but when everything was finished i was in shock, literally and i coudn't stop myself from crying.
    I wish that just the end was different.

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Oct 31, 2012
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 5 min.

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