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Mr. Go (2013)

Mi-seu-teo Go (original title)
Story about the first gorilla playing baseball in Korean Baseball League.

Director:

Yong-hwa Kim

Writer:

Yong-hwa Kim (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dong-il Sung ... Sung Chung-su
Jiao Xu ... Wei Wei
Hee-won Kim ... Lin Xiaogang
Kang-woo Kim ... Doosan GM
Joe Odagiri ... The Owner of Chunichi Dragons
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Byun Hee-Bong ... Wei Wei's grandfather
Jo Jae-yoon ... Doctor (as Jae-yun Jo)
In-gi Jeong ... Mr. Secretary
Lee Joon-hyuk ... Zeroz (as Joon Hyuk Lee)
Eung-soo Kim ... KBO Commissioner
Heung-rae Kim Heung-rae Kim ... Mr. Go
In-woo Kim In-woo Kim
Jeong-tae Kim Jeong-tae Kim ... NC GM (as Jung-tae Kim)
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Storyline

Wei-wei, a 15-year old circus ringmaster of a falling troupe in China, is left behind an insurmountable debt when her grandfather dies in the Great Sichuan Earthquake. The only family/friend she can depend on is a forty-five year old "baseball playing gorilla" named Ling-ling. When a loan shark threatens to sell Ling-ling and the circus kids to cover the debt, Wei-wei has no choice but to allow Ling-ling to be scouted by the materialistic sports agent Sung Chung-su to play in the Korean Baseball League. Despite the skeptical of the professional baseball society, Sung Chung-su successfully signs Ling-ling with a professional team with his calculated plan and sweet talks. Ling-ling, now dubbed "Mr. Go," hits consecutive home runs and brings victories to his team Doosan. His popularity grows so immensely that even the fans of his opposing teams cheer for him. Mr.Go's successful home-run parade continues, but Wei-wei and Sung, stunned and blinded by the sudden success, neglect to detect ... Written by Jennice Lee

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

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A tale of Wei Wei and Ling Ling.
21 January 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Hong Kong, Chinese, Taiwanese and now Jiao Xu, the 'CJ7' fame kid forayed into the Korean film industry. She was quite impressive in all her movies, we can call her a Disney girl from east. Her performance and flawless CGI character(s) are the movie's advantage. Frankly, I never expected such a clean graphical character like western's big production house do.

Last time I heard was these eastern countries fought for the rights of Senkaku islands. But now it is good to see they are together for this wonderful movie. It won't be your favourite flick, but will be a cool movie to watch with children. For the moment I even thought did they hired Andy Serkis to do motion capture for the Gorilla. Because it was that perfect and Serkis is the only known who is a master in giving such performance.

After losing their elders in an earthquake, a young circus ringmaster, Wei Wei and other children struggle to rebuild the business. When load shark threatens to take the kids and sell animals to cover the debt, Wei Wei comes up with a plan. To make a big buck that she must leave China for South Korea with her beloved pet, a gorilla called Ling Ling to take participate in the baseball series. Soon their popularity reaches far east, where many Japanese baseball franchises stand in the queue to sign Ling Ling in their team. When everything was going fine, the problem arises after money lender follows her there with another plan.

It is a Korean's answer to Hollywood in the field of live shot movie with merge of an animated character. We must appreciate the filmmakers for their contribution to this movie from impossible theme to making possible. The plot is not believable, a gorilla to play baseball? Humans are no match with a gorilla's strength, then how can they allow to participate the tournament. It was a comedy flick so there you go that mean it is nothing more than an entertainment. In the perspective of family audience and kids, it is worth giving a shot.

7.5/10


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Country:

South Korea | China

Language:

Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

17 July 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

KRW22,500,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,835,201
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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