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  • Movie: Cheese in the Trap
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 6.6 (scored by 947 users)
  • Ranked: #2961
  • Popularity: #923
  • Watchers: 3,269

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Cheese in the Trap
6.6
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Ratings: 6.6/10 from 947 users
# of Watchers: 3,269
Reviews: 9 users
Ranked #2961
Popularity #923
Watchers 947

Hong Seol, an ordinary university student, works part-time jobs to pay for her tuition. Suddenly, Yoo Jung, a wealthy senior student at the same university, comes to ask her out of a date.
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Score: 6.6 (scored by 947 users)
  • Ranked: #2961
  • Popularity: #923
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
hardpliers
13 people found this review helpful
Apr 14, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
This was a really long-awaited and anticipated movie for me. Many people thought that the movie adaptation was simply unnecessary, but in my opinion, timeless stories like Cheese in the Trap could have tens of different adaptations and the story wouldn't get any boring!

Cheese in the Trap will always hold a special place in my heart. First of all, it's the first Kdrama series that I'd started watching and that got me sucked into this Korean entertainment world. Second, I really enjoy reading the manhwa of this story. So to be quite honest, I had really high expectations for this movie. From the first glance of the teasers I noticed that the movie's cast is more fitting and appropriate than the original actors of the Cheese in the Trap drama. There is no better actor who could play the dark and mysterious Yoo Jung than Park Hae Jin. I was surprised, that a lot of people didn't like the fact that the actress for our Hong Seol has changed. However, I personally think that the new actress looked more like the original comic book character, and her personality of Hong Seol was more like I've imagined her to be. Now for the storyline, I believe that one movie is not enough to depict the story of Cheese in the Trap. Many important scenes were just not added into the movie and left out. What a bummer. However, the cinematography gave me something beautiful to look at for 2 hours. The camerawork was simply amazing and mesmerizing.

Overall, this was personally a feel-good movie to watch for me to watch. I love the original drama and the storyline so much, that I just can't get enough! I would love for the directors to turn this into a drama with the new cast since, I think that the new actors fit the roles of the characters much better!

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Hayleyshy
20 people found this review helpful
Apr 16, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 4.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 4.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
Most times with remakes, I can distance myself enough to compare a movie or drama as its own entity. However, this movie was one of the rare exceptions where I could not. This was mostly stemming from the fact that I had not seen the original kdrama version of this drama, I would not have known what was going on for ¾ of the movie. Thusly, I apologize, but my review will be based mainly on how it compares to the original kdrama (NOTE: I have no experience with the webtoon and therefore cannot compare them).

First off, this storyline format was messy. The original had a better way of presently this story, which in and of itself is actually quite a unique premise. Honestly, in the movie version I was confused. Why did the director choose to put the scenes in that order BOGLES MY MIND… Poor choices were made!! I was unable to understand any of these characters or care about them. They felt flat and these are some amazing actors so that was EXTREMELY disappointing to watch.

In addition, it lacked the intrigue of the original. I was honestly bored…and this is NOT a boring story!! So why was it so hard to trudge through this movie?... I think it was because it lacked the comedy, the mystery, and adorable awkwardness of the original. Not to say the original was perfect. I think it lost focus halfway through. It ended up going in a different direction, that I personally think took away from a drama that had such amazing potential. However, it far exceeded the movie in every aspect!!

Honestly, I cannot really recommend this. Even as a HUGE fan of the story of Cheese in the Trap and someone who waited a long time for this adaption. Truly saddened by its lost potential.

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