In Ae is a mysterious young woman with a secretive past. She has a younger sister who feels shunned by the world. When In Ae's sister gets mixed up with some bad characters, In Ae will do whatever it takes to get her back. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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No Mercy doesn’t mess around when it comes to action. It starts off with high intensity from the get-go, and maintains it throughout its duration. And that’s what this movie does extremely well; giving the audience a badass action movie with an equivalently badass female lead.
It’s filled with very refreshing action sequences, as one can tell from the trailers, and despite it seeming cheesy in the previews, the fight scenes were quite satisfying in the movie itself. The film goes through a lot of different phases, but action was a mutual quality that ran throughout the runtime.
To be completely honest, Lee Si-Young’s acting wasn’t anything spectacular. However, her ability to carry out the strenuous actions the movie demanded was incredible. I believe Lee Si-Young actually performed all of her action scenes without a stunt double, which makes it even more impressive. Some may say this was just another revengeful movie, but it actually had several social messages.
As with any other movies, there’s always room for improvement. By no means was a perfect film. One negative about the film in my opinion was the cinematography they chose to go with. It felt kind of old school at times, but modern at others, making the tone seem inconsistent.
And finally, one of the main reasons why I feel like was rated R was due to its vulgar language. The Korean equivalent of the “F” word was used like every other sentence. Yes, there were other elements that contributed to the film being rated 19+.
Halfway through this movie, I got so disgusted and almost couldn't finish it. I tried to watch to the end hoping the ending would finally make the movie mean something, but it didn't. There was just no point in this film. It's like we got Lee Shi Young is a badass action actor. (check) Men are trash narrative (check) Violence (check) a ridiculous outfit for the female lead (check) Skirt shots (check check check) This movie tried to disguise itself as some sort of badass empowering film (from the pictures at least) but it doesn't achieve any of that in my opinion.
The film is basically about a young mentally challenged girl has been sexually assaulted not once but 6 times by six different men. And the message ended up being about sisterhood and violent revenge? Like I felt like the movie was just using the female characters instead of actually telling a meaningful story about them. I'm always excited to see Lee Shi Young in action roles but this movie was a mess with no true plot and just gross. I'm all here for revenge plots but they weren't even satisfying revenge scenarios. If I wanted to watch stories about sex offenders who don't get any real justice then I'd stick to watching the news. Yes, the movie provides us with a type of violent revenge. But what does that do for the victim? What does a couple of lost fingers and bruised faces do for all her pain? Those men still got to live. And even if they didn't the movie doesn't give you any type of closure after all of this.
The movie was just sad, disgusting and left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't recommend it at all.