Starring: So Ji-Sub as Ji Hyung-Do, Lee Mi-Yeon as Yoo Mi-Yeon, Kwak Do-Won as Kwon Jong-Tae, Kim Dong-Joon as Ra-Hoon, and Jeon Kuk-Hwan as Company president Jeon
Rating: R, subject matter and violence (LOTS AND LOTS)!
Running Time: 96 min
Twinkies: 3 1/2 stars
Synopsis: Hyung-do (So Ji-Sub) wears a suit and tie like any other white collar worker; except his profession is murder. He is a professional contract killer (a hitman); loyal to his employer and regarded as the best in the business.
But one day, to the surprise of his colleagues and his enemies, he suddenly decides to quit his job for a woman, Mi Yeon (Lee Mi-eon). Seen as the ultimate betrayal, Hyung-do is immediately hunted down by his former employers. Will he be able to escape with his life, much less with his love?
Musings: Again, I just love So Ji Sub in these types of movies! He does badass so well! I know people want him to do romances but I want him to do what makes him happy because he does this type so well. This is also not a dialog-driven movie. Most of the interactions between Hyung Do and others, to include Su Yeon, his love interest is pretty muted and limited.
This is not for the faint at heart because it is about a group of contract killers so there is a lot of blood and killing. I kind of liked the idea of an entire company fronted for assasins. It puts the final scenes into perspective and didn’t just drop a bunch of killing on us as Hyung-Do’s one and only goal was to get out of the company. As this is one of my favorite genres, I enjoyed it from start to finish! What a ride! My man in action again!
Trailer is available on on YouTube Website only. The movie is available on several sites. Ask me if your interested. Also available on Netflix if you are a subscriber.
Other So Ji Sub movies to consider:
Can’t Live Without Robbery (2002). Unfortunately, this is hard to find except with Japanese and French subtitles but it is available on Hulu as Steal It If you Can if you are a subscriber.
Gegege no Kitaro: Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (2008). So Ji Sub plays Yaksha and I guarantee, you’ll not recognize him in this fantasy movie. GUARANTEE! This is available on gooddrama and other streaming sites.
I’m available on Twitter. Thanks to all of you Twinkles out here who are taking the time to read! If you have a suggestion for a future review, just leave me a comment! I’m always happy to have movie suggestions.
Next month is a hodge-podge of movies. I was hoping to find holiday or winter themed movies
but MAN, they are like impossible to find!