Surprisingly, I am watching sageuk again. I believe Queen for Seven Days is my second one this year. The first one was with my Yoo Seung Ho in Ruler. And I also started Six Flying Dragons early this week with Mari. Trust me, I have more historical dramas to watch. Now that I am no longer allergic to sageuk, I will watch more and more. Be prepared *wink*.
Yeap, I’m on movie marathon again. Seriously, if not for Bel, I wouldn’t be watching these many movies. I have another movie to watch but currently, my son and I are too absorbed into Indiana Jones series. It will come later… But for now, here are my quick thoughts on the movie I just saw this week.
Erased feels like a time-traveled movie. This 2-hour show tells a story of Satoru, a manga artist by day with a part-time job as a pizza delivery guy. Satoru has this magnificent ability that I wish I have. He’s able to see what is going to happen and turn back the clock to prevent the incident from happening. Literally. Within seconds. But one day, he came home and found his mom was stabbed. He went back 18 years back to figure out who the killer that kills children in which one of the victims, Kayo, was his friend. When he thought he saved Kayo, he realized Kayo remains dead in the present life. He then went back again to figure out what happened. Would his second attempt of saving Kayo eventually saved his mom? This thriller movie is not suspenseful enough but brilliantly acted by Fujiwara Tatsuya, to my opinion. The children scenes were the best part of all. I wish I have the time to read the manga because I am sure not all of the stories get adapted to the movie. I’m a bit hesitant to recommend this drama, to be honest.
I can’t believe what I saw. This movie was hilarious from start to finish! Kudos to the person who wrote the novel that sparks the making of Seondal. I truly enjoyed it! My son and I laughed so hard this morning. This movie is about Seondal – Kim Seon Dal, that is. He cheated life once. With his good looks and partnered with few friends, he became the infamous swindler in the country. He’s able to steal many things and disguise himself as a eunuch, a king, a monk and even as a woman! Trust me, Seung Ho was beautiful as a woman! One day, he and his team decided to steal tobacco from a powerful and notorious merchant, Sung Dae Ryeon. This gets dirtier when on top of that, Chinese is involved in this corrupted trade. Seondal is no hero but being caught in between Dae Ryeon and the Chinese, he indirectly saved his country. The movie was predictable yet enjoyable. I highly recommend this movie!
Never Said Goodbye
Lee Joon Gi in a Chinese movie? Sign me up! And he sounds good in Chinese! I could understand what he said, and not just mumbling the words. Never Said Goodbye was never on my radar until Bel put it up for me to watch. I did not know that Joon Gi would do Chinese movie. Since he’s currently famous as Scarface in Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, I don’t mind watching him in a different setting. And truly, Never Said Goodbye is different. Unlike the first two movies I saw, this love story is somewhat confusing. I’m not a fan of a flashback-style movie. The movie is about a Korean exchange student played by Joon Gi, who fell in love with Xiao You, a Shanghainese. The story started with how deeply in love they are but then something happened that prompted them to break up. It was his decision to do so and she could not understand why and her life went spiraling down since he left. And then the movie started to tell us the story of how they met, his life before her, her life before him, and also answered to why he wanted this breakup. It’s hard for me to recommend it since I’m not a fan of back-and-forth plots. Another odd thing is in the beginning, Joon Gi was speaking in Chinese. Later on, he speaks in Korean and the actress in Chinese. It reminds me of Love Me If You Dare. That’s a no-no for me… *sigh*
Thanks to Mi Mo‘s tweet, I saw Just Friends? last night. She said it was only 30 minutes long and since I had time to spare, so I gave it a watch. I saw it without knowing what the show exactly was. But the reason I decided to give in was because of Lee Je Hoon. I really liked him in Fashion King even though I couldn’t finish the show. And since he is in currently airing Signal (review will be out soon), I thought a tiny focus on his short film is harmless. I just want to see how versatile he is.Well, he is versatile. Just Friends? is not for everyone though. It is a gay lover film and to be honest, pretty racy! The story is simple. Seok Yi paid a visit to Min Soo while Min Soo on a leave from his military enlistment. The two decided to have fun together by roaming around town but they ran into Min Soo’s mom. She asked what are their relationship and Min Soo replied that they are just friends. Mom decided to stay overnight with them and it complicated the situation more (you’ll see what I mean). The next day, mommy dearest decided to visit a temple and told them that she won’t be back until 3 hours later. The two ran back to the rented room and started making out. Oh my *jaw on the floor* I shall not describe what I saw. The two are obviously attracted to each other. But guess who walked in on them? Min Soo’s mom!!!!Yeap, you get to see all of that in under 30 minutes. For a short film, the story is packed with feelings. The actors did not hold themselves back; they both went all out with the kissing and making out scene. Some of you may find it offensive. It is a homosexual film after all and the PD really wanted to show that even as a gay couple, you can still find happiness. And Min Soo and Seok Yi did… I love the ending where the two ran together in the city and took a moment and stop to kiss. Their love seem genuine and are so adorably dorky together! Thumbs up from me!