Gyun-Woo (Cha Tae-Hyun), who can't forget the sassy girl, meets his first love (Victoria). He fell in love with her when they were in elementary school. At the time, other kids teased her ...
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Gyun-Woo (Cha Tae-Hyun), who can't forget the sassy girl, meets his first love (Victoria). He fell in love with her when they were in elementary school. At the time, other kids teased her because she wasn't very good with Korean. Despite the opposition of others, Gyun-Woo and his first love marry. What awaits for Gyun-Woo goes beyond his imagination.Written by
I happened to find "Yeob-gi-jeok-in geu-nyeo 2" (aka "My New Sassy Girl") by random luck while browsing from a Collection of Asian movies. I really enjoyed the 2001 original South Korean "My Sassy Girl".
At first I must admit that I was somewhat baffled about a sequel popping up 15 years after the original movie. But still, since the first movie was so fantastic and entertaining, I did of course give this 2015 sequel a chance as well and sat down to watch it.
First of all, I must say that "Yeob-gi-jeok-in geu-nyeo 2" is rather slow paced and fairly uneventful in comparison to its predecessor. And this sequel was also frightfully devoid of anything even remotely close to being as hilarious as the events and situations in the first movie.
"Yeob-gi-jeok-in geu-nyeo 2" seems awfully forced and scripted, and it lacks a natural flow to the storyline. And the lack of comedy was also serving as an achor around the Progress of the movie. In fact I don't think that I actually laughed a single time throughout the course of this sequel.
The acting in "Yeob-gi-jeok-in geu-nyeo 2" was adequate, and both Victoria Song and Tae-hyun Cha were doing good jobs in their roles, but they were severely hindered by an inadequate script.
However, the characters seemed equally forced and staged as the script and storyline. The charisma, personalities and lovable demeanor of the characters in the first movie were nowhere to be found in the sequel.
It was gut wrenching to witness the unfolding of the scene where they were copying or parodying "In the Mood for Love".
If you enjoyed the 2001 "My Sassy Girl" movie, then you should try to avoid sitting down to Watch the 2015 "My New Sassy Girl", because it is nowhere near the same level of entertainment as the first movie, and it feels like they are two very different movies. This is a sequel that was by no means necessary, nor did it add anything to the legacy of the 2001 movie.
I gave up halfway through the movie, because it was a long, slow paced tirade of uneventful scenes and the lack of comedy just didn't work for me. This was a huge disappointment, and it is definitely a movie that I will not be returning to finish at any time later on.
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