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On Your Wedding Day
2 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 1.0
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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Just because I loved Park Bo Young since strong woman, doesn't mean I justify every one of her roles. And this here here would be the epitome of a role I absolute loathed.

Sure the cinematography was great, but the plot, oh god this infuriating piece of crap. Female lead strings him along, drags him across, throws him and then dates someone else and then takes him back and then throws him out for just having a thought and confiding in his friend about his worries.

Can't be any more of a selfish cunt than that really. I mean, thoughts are random neurons firing off, no one should be blamed for a thought unless they act on it. What's to say her new spouse wouldn't come home drunk one day and says he wishes he never married her, I guess time to find another bf yet again :D

Oh wait, I remember, she only has trouble tolerating the smallest things from the male lead, otherwise if it's from someone else she takes it and would even forgive it. And then male lead would follow her around like a lost mutt and have himself convinced he was the one that screwed up.

And then he goes and romanticizes over their relationship at the end, when he should've clearly stated she was a selfish cunt but now that he knows that, he can finally find someone who actually loves him and doesn't use him as a tool --- oh wait, he is a tool so nevermind.

If the genders were reversed, if it was the male lead doing what she did, oh god the hate this movie would garner. But hey, since it's a girl and is portrayed by a Park Bo Young and the male is pure visual, no one gives a crap. I mean, guys don't even have feelings, only girls can get hurt after all :D

Lest we consider that she wasted half of his entire life stringing him along. I absolutely loved how easily she moved on from him EVERY TIME.

In short, infuriating piece of crap that female viewers wouldn't care for as long as the visuals were great and watching a dreamy guy chase after a girl his entire life.

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Hwarang
2 people found this review helpful
Sep 19, 2019
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 4.5
Story 2.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
Go Ara tends to get roles that absolutely infuriate me, every single time I swear.

This wasn't a drama made for plot, it was basically "K-fandom wet dreams: The historical version". I mean, the story was lackluster and the script was lazy. The entire budget went into getting a cast that would make every fangirl go through at least a week's worth of underwear.

But not to say it had it's moments. If the annoying Go Ara character didn't exist, this might've actually turned out pretty well or at least half decent.

The two male leads had great synergy throughout the movie, and a lot of moral tension although it entirely revolved around an infuriating, "NEVER SAY WHAT'S IMPORTANT!!" trope.

Anyhow, good cinematography, fight scenes could've used better choreography though.

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Long Live The King: Mokpo Hero
2 people found this review helpful
Sep 27, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Switch out the male lead for someone like Lee Joon Gi and this would be a 10/10 from everyone and overall score would be around 8-9. Typical K-fandom.

Yes the plot was relatively predictable and cliche but the delivery was all that mattered here. The movie didn't start off by pretending to be unique but it capitalized on the natural and realistic delivery of it. The antagonist was my only issue, as he was a bit excessive. Nonetheless, forget visuals and focus on the experience watching this, I'm not saying it's a 10/10 but it's nowhere near a 5 or whatever.

Instead of casting a pretty boy who does nothing but pose and smile, the male lead was a very convincing actor for the role. From his appearance to his acting, switching between his temperamental and kind side without being a douchebag like every other actor that would've played the role, was a huge plus.

The chemistry between leads and their synergy with the cast was good as well, cinematography was also relevant to it's style. Yes this wasn't a one of a kind unforgettable movie, but for the experience overall and seeing a very convincing "thug" with a soft side, stumble and at times embarrass himself trying to become a better person was worth an 8/10 in my opinion.

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The Villainess
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
Talk about a gritty movie, but one done well. Great cinematography and pretty good SFX. The blood color was a little off at certain situations though, and some actions scenes were a bit weird like how people with guns would come at protagonist like as if they were using a blunt weapon and in some instances you see people just clearly staring at her and doing nothing, basically waiting for someone to signal their turn to attack her.

Nonetheless, the premise was good, the concept was great and the story was written decently well and delivered equally well. A few instances where it's a little disappointing how such a well thought out organization would fail to orchestrate more thorough and more effective plans.

From ups and downs, this was a very engaging movie and being the kind of movie it was, it wasn't always clear where it was heading. The casting was pretty good and acting was relevant to the characters.

Not a family friendly movie, but a great afternoon action flick with story depth.

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Eulachacha Waikiki 2
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 3.5
Story 3.0
Acting/Cast 3.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
The first season was good, but the second season after all the wait seemed to just rehash pretty much all the old gags and make them less funny. The writer could've come up with new gags but it was written very lazily.

As much as I loved the original cast, having Lee Yi-Kyung or Lee Jun Ki remain as the only person from the original cast and write them off like they were side characters was not pleasant, if anything it was another example of lazy writing. I hated how while they could've used an entirely new cast, they kept him and just copy-pasted the cast into an entire portion of his past and assumed it would be convincing.

It's a comedy so lets focus on that: watch 2 episodes and you've essentially watched them all. Just a bunch of running gags overused to the point of not even being funny anymore. Lee Yi-Kyung's role was an over-the-top kind of role in the first season, but it wasn't so bad because there were characters to balance it out. But here, it's the focus of the show, the characters were dull and the acting was stiff or unnatural.

Cinematography was good, and whoever wrote the script, planned to just make a few easy bucks by capitalizing on the nostalgia of the first season -- had pretty much everyone hooked just by reminding them it was Welcome to Waikiki.

Overall, not really funny and too predictable. It was just something to watch for closure after the first season or if you just need help moving on from it. The conclusion was good though, I liked how they wrapped it up.

Hopefully they don't make another season.

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Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 19, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
By the time they got to a third movie, all the gags have been used and reused to the point where it's all predictable. Some nostalgia from the first two movies is probably what made this likable. Not much originality in this installment, and honestly speaking it was relatively empty.

The cinematography was good, the SFX wasn't great. The acting was as good as can be for these kind of characters.
I guess all good movies kind of trail off when it reaches a third installment. Nonetheless it was a decent slightly amusing watch.
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Witch's Romance
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 19, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 2.0
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 2.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I'll be blunt and say this, this isn't an overhyped drama just because of the visuals but 80% so, but mainly it's just the nighttime fantasies of almost middle aged K-drama enthusiasts.

Most of them would love to imagine it was them in her shoes and just ignore everything else.

Anyhow, me not being one of those -- the plot was a train wreck at best. Characterizations were horrendous. The female lead went from being a mature career woman to an unnatural 40+ woman acting like a preteen, and the male lead was fluctuating between the understanding gentleman wise beyond his years to 12 year old throwing a tantrum at times and withholding important key communications.

First episode was funny, wish they capitalized on comedy and it would've been great, but it became a failure of a drama that took itself way too seriously.

P.s. yes, decent cinematography.

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Part-Time Spy
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 19, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 4.0
Story 2.0
Acting/Cast 3.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
The plot was kind of irritating, the acting was somewhat stiff or dull. The cinematography was decent I guess. The characterizations were one dimensional and almost insultingly bad.

The only saving grace but not by much, was Nam Goong Min, but somehow his character was so unnatural that even this wasn't an all too great a redeeming factor.

Not exactly sure who this appeals to or why, neither do I know what the director was going for. Either way, this is sub par at best and mildly irritating at worst.
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The Shameless
0 people found this review helpful
Oct 4, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
Rather excessive in it's showcasing of a gritty environment or the darker side of society. This movie started out with the introduction of an edgy and conflicted detective, and progressed to an incessant and constant dialogue about sex and more specifically the amount of times slang for "penis" was used.

Anyhow, nude scenes were unnecessary but likely helped boost market value. Plot progression was done in a roundabout way though the plot itself wasn't too bad. Acting and cast was relevant to the characters and the characters were relevant to the plot.

The narrative is about a detective on the verge of losing his faith in society, losing his humanity and his conflicted moral compass. In his efforts to catch criminals, the things he's had to do make him question whether he's not the same as them. And this movie gives and in-depth view of his M.O. while handling a difficult case.

Cinematography was good, and the music was great, especially at the end with how well it resonated with the movie's conclusion.

P.s. this is not a feel good kind of movie and if you dislike bitter conclusions this might not be for you but give it a watch - I might just be wrong.

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The King’s Case Note
0 people found this review helpful
Oct 4, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 4.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
Is he Sherlock Holmes? Is he a Augustus Caeser of Rome? Is he Musashi Miyamoto? Is he Neo? Is he Batman?

Wrong, he is all and none at the same time; he is above all.
King Ye Jong a.k.a. Lee Sun Kyung has the speed/time perception of Neo from the matrix, deduction skills rivaling that of Sherlock Holmes, benevolence equal to King John I of England and the pacifism and greatness of King Augustus Caeser, the swordsmanship of Musashi Miyamoto and the pure badassery of Bruce Wayne.

Was sort of funny but no real LOL moments. Decent cinematography. Acting was good, casting was relevant to the characters but the characters were one dimensional.

Decent movie as long as you don't mind how predictable it is.

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Parasyte: Part 1
0 people found this review helpful
Sep 28, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
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In all honesty, Migi did NOT look like a weirdly animated sextoy in the anime. And I also did not like how they changed the scene where Migi was taking care of him after the stab wound.

How did they make Shinichi extra cowardly in the Live-Action I do not know. In trying to capitalize on the gore they at times exaggerated the SFX, specifically the blood effects. Fight scenes were nowhere near as enjoyable as in the anime. Again, why did they change scenes? The rooftop scene was also different.

Cinematography was decent, but Migi character model was just disturbing.

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No Mercy
0 people found this review helpful
Sep 27, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
Again another example of K-fandom rating anything that doesn't appeal to their fangirl midnight fantasies, being rated below 8 or even lower than 5, when pure visual nonsense like Hwarang gets a plethora of 10/10s.

Yes this is a seriously dark movie, and at times it had me feeling nauseated and extremely infuriated. But was any of that towards the script, author or the industry? No, for once it was out of empathy. This was absolutely horrible, and that's what it was trying to deliver, the worst parts of society. It was extremely immersive and acting was just so convincing that at the end, I had almost forgotten this wasn't a work of fiction. The blood effects and other props were on point as well.

This movie absolutely killed me inside, to project yourself into the protagonist or just empathize with her was a purely painful experience -- but it felt so very real and that's what mattered. The rape scenes weren't excessive, and I liked that, in the sense that the development team wasn't trying to capitalize on cheap semi-nude shots like almost every movie similar to this -- which usually just feels like insult to injury.

I honestly cannot think of a better actress for the role, the subtle displays of dismay, suffering and unconditional love from her.

Cinematography was on point as well but at times it felt inconsistent, although the overall quality was still good. Fight scenes had room for improvement, and South Korea's attitude towards weapons had this movie switching between conventional and unconventional weaponry and fight scenes.

The music was absolutely perfect, resonated very well with the highs and lows of the movie and delivered heartbreaking moments very well.

You're not going to feel happy watching this and you're not supposed to. Don't blame the movie for how you feel, but blame yourself for not knowing what to expect.

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The Advocate: A Missing Body
0 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 2.5
The movie starts off with an excessively flashy and showy introduction into the personality of the lead, but moving forward there is some good character development. Characterizations were decent, although some were a tad one dimensional, and the lead at times being a glorified douchebag.

Anyhow, the casting was a mixed experience as some of them fitted the character perfectly while some were just unnatural and forced into the role, and of those the most unnatural was the female prosecutor. They clearly needed a maturer actress, I have no clue why they went with her instead, perhaps her feisty acting style but even then I can think of a number of actresses that could've pulled it off.

Basically the concept follows scumbag lawyer develops a conscience and tries to do the right thing. The concept itself isn't bad but the script could've made the character development a lot smoother and gradual instead of the forceful way it happened.

Cinematography was good, but perhaps too many camera angles at times, but that just means some scenes took multiple shots and they patched it together.

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Sep 20, 2019
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This was absolutely beautiful. While focusing on the aspect of a woman with horrible past, who had closed off heart to protect herself, finds herself opening up her heart to this lovable child in need of her help -- this drama special should've gained a lot more popularity.

KBS specials tend to be either a hit or miss to be honest, but sadly even the hits tend to go unnoticed since they don't show up often as actual movies but as KBS special segments.

Anyhow, the story of this was written pretty well, the characterizations were sometimes a bit on the one dimensional side but the chemistry between the woman and the child was just too beautiful to ignore. Cinematography was done decently well for a low budget creation.

Overall, this is a hidden gem and I hope one day gains more fame, as it's a real tearjerker and wraps up to a very heartwarming conclusion.

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Your Name is Rose
0 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 4.5
Story 3.5
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
It could've been written much better, but it followed the typical withholding of important information for a cheap thrill. But since once again, K-fandom believe it to be blasphemy to rate anything lower than 7, there's much anyone can do to try and keep ratings objective.

The acting was decent but at times unnatural. The characterizations were bland at times and unnatural quite often. The casting was okay, because the cast was relevant to the script, although script was relatively bad. The cinematography was also relevant to it's time.

In all honesty, this could've turned out so much better but at least they wrapped things up pretty decently so there's that. I absolutely loathed the girl even though she was one of my favorite actresses.

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