A not so smart female killer (Song Ji-Hyo) is hired to kill a popular singer (Youngwoong Jaejoong). The killer then kidnaps the popular singer and tries to kill him in a bold manner which ...
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Jin-Hee and Chang-Min marry young but get a divorce soon after when things between them turn bitter. Years later they meet again as interns in an ER, where they must deal with a demanding job and the antipathy still fresh between them.
As a child, Park Hoon (Lee Jong-suk) and his father were kidnapped by North Korea. In North Korea, Park Hoon was trained to become a doctor by his father who was already a famous doctor. ... See full summary »
A group of spies, the 5446 Corps were trained by North Korean special forces since their youth, with a goal of unifying Korea. They are ambitiously dispatched to South Korea, where each ... See full summary »
Zhao Yuanyuan (starring Irene Wan), irrevocably in love with her husband as good as a wonderful wife and be supportive in both physical and emotional. When time passed, the society is ... See full summary »
Shy and sweet Dok Mi spends her life avoiding contact with people while she spies on the hunky doctor who lives in the apartment across the street. Her solitary existence is soon ... See full summary »
On a rainy night, Eun-Yi walks home and finds a large blue box on front of her home. When she looks inside of the box she's shocked again to see the named In-Ho, sitting in the box. Ji-Eun ... See full summary »
A not so smart female killer (Song Ji-Hyo) is hired to kill a popular singer (Youngwoong Jaejoong). The killer then kidnaps the popular singer and tries to kill him in a bold manner which the customer requested, but the police arrive and all plans goes wrong!Written by
With "Codename: Jackal" (aka "Jakali onda") being a South Korean action comedy, I had all the persuasion that I needed in order to take the time to sit down and watch the movie. Especially because South Korea usually make some very impressive movies in general.
However, it turned out that writer Sang-ho Oh had created a story that was somewhat slow paced, and having a fairly bland character gallery really didn't help to promote the movie in any way. And director Hyeong-jun Bae didn't really manage to procure a very satisfactory result in transferring the script to screen.
I found the storyline to be incredibly slow paced to the point where I was fast losing interest in the movie, both character-wise and story-wise. And it was a real struggle to keep having focus on the movie and find the will to continue with the movie to the very end. Running at 1 hour and 47 minutes, the pacing of the movie made it seem like it was 3 or 4 hours. Yeah, it was that dull and slow.
It should be said that the actors and actresses in the movie were actually doing good jobs with their given roles and characters, but it is so obvious that they are restricted by having next to nothing to work with in terms of script and character development. And it didn't really help that the characters were essentially all characters that have no appeal and are characters that the audience don't have any empathy towards.
"Operation: Jackal" is definitely not a movie that I will be returning to for a second time around, even with my extended love for the South Korean cinema, because it just didn't prove to be particularly interesting, entertaining or funny.
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