Popular TV anchorwoman and late night radio host Sun-Young (Soo-Ae) prepares to work her final radio program. After this program she will prepare to take her ill daughter to America the following morning. During the radio show Ko Sun-Young receives a startling text message. At Ko Sun-Young's apartment, her ill daughter is being watched by Sun-Young's sister Ah-Young (Shin Da-Eun). Then, a man named Dong-Su (Yoo Ji-Tae) breaks into the apartment with a large wrench. He knocks Ah-Young unconscious, but is unable to locate Sun-Young's daughter - who is hiding in a closet. Dong-Su then sends the text message to Sun-Young instructing her to follow his directions and not to tell anyone.Written by
watchable thriller...not as tense as everybodies making it out to be
good decent flick but not quite an A option unless you are a huge fan of thrillers and Korean flicks, but still a solid B or B+ option. The Koreans never seem to turn out a really bad movie and this was no different.
do Koreans ever shoot in anything in normal colors and tones, it seems that every movie is shot in an over-saturated color tone and quite frankly i like to see a different style.( just like they don't make bad movies i guess )
the movie got favorable reviews from just about everybody that rated it and after watching it, i would agree that it is a good movie but not as tension filled for me...which was a letdown, compared to everybody else that saw it.
story is about a psychotic schizo who gets infatuated with a overnight radio personality and what happens after he decides to take action on his wild thoughts and the aftermath of his actions. the guy that plays the villain is pretty good, he is the same villain from "oldboy". all in all, the movie has really high production values, is very well paced for a thriller and the acting was good thru-out.
...what's with the Travis Bickle angle though, i don't know, i mean Travis is iconic and this movie doesn't come close to " taxi driver ", and as an afterthought i hope it was only an homage, hehe!
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