Love is blind! Really! If you haven’t seen Two Lights yet, you’re missing out on one of the sweetest short movies of 2018. Hahaha I know, we only in March but can’t help being a lil dramatic! Park Hyung Sik and Han Ji Min really shine in this movie. They both made me grin from cheek to cheek the past 30 minutes. The pace was just nice. Usually, a drama or a movie under 30 minutes time will either give you an incomplete story, a story with no beginning or end, a story that left you hanging on the cliff, or a story with no story. But for the first time, in many short movies and dramas I’ve seen, this is the first one that gives all the context I need and a complete satisfactory story that now I yearn for more.
I was not expecting my flight to Sao Paulo to have amazing selections of Asian movies. I scrolled the list from A to Z over and over again. It was difficult to pick the perfect zzz movie because everything looks interesting. I finally decided on Because I Love You because the trailer was the funniest of the rest. Besides, Kim Yoo Jung is in it! I love this girl so much.
We have been hearing about this movie for a while. Each time we started it, something came up. But finally, today my son and I were able to sit through the entire movie. But this show uses foul lingo which I continuously reminding my kiddo to not use it since I don’t use it. *coughs* Bel knows I only use it in private *giggles*. Anywho, this movie is available on Netflix if you are interested in watching. Ahn Seo Hyun plays Mija and she was wonderful as the lead.
When I first saw the trailer, I knew I must watch this movie no matter what. I fell in love right away with Son Ye Jin’s portrayal as Princess Dok Hye. Her stunning beauty and her elegant and poised character struck me immediately. The trailer got me into tears. And when I finally saw the movie, my heart and soul were moved by it. Wait, I was also angry! Angry at how the Japanese treated the Princess and angry at how the citizens were treated.
This fantasy movie is super interesting. I doubted it in the beginning. I wasn’t sure how could Koreans make fantasy movies brilliantly. Yes, I was biased and worried if I would just wasting my time. But I didn’t. The movie was in fact brilliantly made and brilliantly acted! The stories were wonderful! And the best part, the child actress, Shin Eun Soo, did a superbly job next to Kang Dong Won!
I went back and forth with myself whether I should watch this movie or not. After watching Your Name, I don’t think I could handle another body swap movie again… especially when I just finished watching Your Name for the second time (on the same flight). Also, I reminded myself that if I stick to this movie until the end, it will be my victory to finally finish Lee Joon’s acting work for the first time since he left MBLAQ and turned actor professionally! Yes, it left a deep scar in me when he and Thunder decided not to renew their contract. I get the reasons behind it but I was too hurt to look into Joon’s work.
This movie has been on my to-watch list and thank goodness it’s available on my flight. I feel sad watching it because of Kim Young Ae. Her recent passing news due to cancer devastated the Korean industry. She was truly a dedicated actress and even worked to the end of her life. What an admirable actress. May she rest in peace.