Saturday, August 21, 2010

[10.08.17] Dongwan’s reviewlog: I Saw The Devil

Director: Kim Ji Woon
Starring: Lee Byung Hun, Choi Min Shik
Produced: 2010 Korea, 144 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Expressing my deepest respect for Lee Byung Hun and Choi Min Shik.
Objectively speaking, just watching the acting of Lee Byung Hun who’s working really hard
And Choi Min Shik acting creepily scary and cruel
Even with the long running time I didn’t get bored.
I’m sorry to say this but it’s cumbersome to add in someone between the two of them…

I watched Lee Byung Hun in ‘Addicted’ and thought ‘Wa~ This guy acts really well.’
This time too he has fully showed off his acting skills.
Action that’s simple and built up.
The kind of action that shows the intention to kill your opponent as you would in a real fight.
This kind of action is really worth watching.

Like Kitano Takeshi in ‘Blood and Bones’. Or the even more brutal Choi Min Shik
Who often makes us take the focus off Lee Byung Hun.

Because of morally questionable parts this seems to have been banned from general screening…
Is our society that moral?
The world won’t turn evil just because of a movie.
It’s just people who are expressing the ugly and evil world through movies.

Having to become a beast in order to capture a beast, this is a work that contains a good cautionary lesson.

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

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