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Spellbound korean movie review
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Spellbound
7 people found this review helpful
by Chocobana
Jan 20, 2013
Completed
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is one unusual movie. Other reviews have already mentioned how diverse the genres for "Spellbound" are, but you have no idea. One moment we're all tense because we know something creepy is about to happen, then we're laughing our hearts out the very next moment. Take the horror out, and you'll have yourself a weird version of romantic comedy. The thing I really loved about the movie was how emotionally deep it ran, which made it completely different than a horror or thriller movie. When we watch horror/thriller movies, we know what we're in for. We don't really care about the main character or her other friends (who would typically be killed one after the other) are like. We're not invested in the characters is what I'm trying to say. Two hours of watching something that makes us nervous and scared is what we're after (people are strange like that). So I really appreciated "Spellbound" giving the characters that extra dimension, when we can sympathize with and understand them. I felt for Kang Yeo Ri's loneliness and her wish to connect with others so it wasn't just a horror story with a romantic twist. Then there's the awesome Lee Min Ki (seeing him in 'Shut Up: Flower Boy Band' made me a fan so he was why I picked up the movie at all XP) as a weird magician that I completely loved. Can you please tell me where I can get a magician dude like you? I love weird, abnormal people. They're always fun to hang out with and it feels like you're free to be whatever around them. Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. It has humor, comical scenes (yes, they're two different things), depth, and is pretty interesting. The only gripe I have is about one thing that I thought was left unresolved. Maybe it's a bonus because, in most movies, that kind of thing does get tied up neatly in the end, but I still was too curious about it. Still, I loved the movie and I do recommend watching it!
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