Do yourself a favor and see this movie from the director of The Host (that awesome Korean monster movie) and starring Chris Evans. The best action movie I’ve seen in years with genuine nail biting action sequences that had me gripped. Its quite Korean in sensibility despite the Hollywood actors which brought a freshness to the characterizations and plotting. While I was let down by the nilhilism of ending (so asian cinema) nevertheless the movie was awesome overall. I never once felt the urge to check my phone, it was totally engrossing and that’s praiseworthy given the current state of action/scifi movies.
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I found the pace of the film key. It moves quickly thanks to the Asian cinema influence - and yes, the nihilism is thanks to this influence, but that can also be attributed to the central European production aspect as well.
However, overall, even though it paints a bleak picture, I didn’t leave it with the type of gloom I’ve felt with other dystopia genre films. This has everything to do with the casting. Each actor was a piece well-played. No matter the screen time, each meant something in the end, and it’s a puzzle you can’t look away from for want of putting it together.
In short: highly recommended, and well worth the favour to yourself.
I saw this movie when it came out in Korea and couldn’t get it out of my head since. Months have passed, and I can still picture every scene and twist in my head, which says a lot! Every scene counts, every character is memorable, and I actually liked the open, bleak ending a lot.