Starring: Kim Myung Min as Jae Hyuk, Lee Ha Nui as Yeon Joo, Kim Dong Wan as Jae Pil, and Moon Jeong Hee as Gyung Soon
Rating: PG-13, some violence and subject matter
Running Time: 109 min
Twinkies: 3 stars
Synopsis: An epidemic of drownings, with victims jumping into the river causes panic around the country. The government declares a state of emergency. Medical supplies salesman Jae Hyuk suspects his family is showing symptoms of the drowning victims. Through his brother, Detective Jae Pil, Jae Hyuk learns an antidote may be stored by at a warehouse.
Musings: I’ve been meaning to watch this movie for a long time. Disaster movies can almost always be classified as “horror” because of the evil intent that we always find out in the end about what is really going on. As usual, any movie with Kim Myung Min is generally a “good watch”. He is always able to deliver his character to us effectively and with ease. I really enjoy watching his movies.
Kim Dong Won as the brother, Jae Pil, again surprised me with his acting. Having started the drama Cheer Up Mr. Kim, I’m even more determined to go and finish that 120 episode daily now! His portrayal of Jae Pil who is first more concerned with earning money than doing any police work, definitely changes once he realizes the severity of the situation and the fact that his own family is involved.
Lee Honey as the Research Assistant who worked at the same Pharmaceutical Company as Jae Hyuk as well as the pseudo-love interest of Jae Pil was a nice addition to the cast as they went in search for evidence as well as the cure for disease identified as a mutant strain of the horsehair worm. As usual, these drama not only can scare you but also brings to mind the total disregard that large businesses sometimes have for their fellow man over the mighty dollar (or won in this case).
Even the scenes in the movie which involved many extras were well orchestrated. Let’s just say that I think the people in the hospital scene really had fun with that one. Mass hysteria and confusion well played, I might add.
The quarantine scene brought back to my mind what happened in New Orleans during the hurricane flooding whereby the authorities didn’t know how to handle the situation or even tried to downplay what was going on; real life to me.
I wouldn’t classify this as a “fun” movie and definitely not a family one either. While the movie isn’t scary, it will show the best (and worst) of humanity. A good but not great movie to watch.
Trailer is available via YouTube Website only. The movie is available on various streaming websites to include SoompiTV.
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For next month, July, I will be featuring some of the movies that I’ve enjoyed the first half of the year. Some may be Korean; some may not. As it’s my birthday month, I want to focus on what brought me joy! Selfish much? That’s me!!