Starring: Ha Ji Won as Cha Hae-Jun, Oh Ji Ho as Kim Dong-Soo, Cha Ye Ryeon as Hyun Jung, Park Chul Min as Do Sang-Gu, and Lee Han Wie as Moon-Hyung
Rating: PG-13/R, typical violence in horror
Running Time: 101 min
Twinkies: 3 stars with a pillow covering my face part of the time!
Synopsis: In Sector 7, an underwater oil field located south of Jeju Island, Hae-Jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. Joining the crew later is a former colleague of Hae-Jun’s father, assigned to Eclipse as captain. Though his job is to oversee the withdrawal of the ship, he suggests conducting some drilling one last time.
After 3 weeks of preparation, Hae-Jun takes new recruit underwater, but he sinks to the bottom of the sea when his equipment fails. Shortly after crew members begin to turn up dead, one by one, their bodies viciously mutilated. What the few survivors soon discover is a transparent underwater creature they encountered once before. The viral monster infiltrated the ship through the drilling pipe and has been feeding on the crew to survive. For Hae-Jun and her colleagues, a fight for their lives begins.
Musings: If some of you don’t know by now, I hate horror flicks! My daughters refuse to watch any with me and I sure don’t watch them alone. So, why did I watch this? Well, Ha Ji Won was the main draw for me! I went into this movie having not read the synopsis before hand so you can imagine my surprise (or shock/horror) to find out this was a monster horror movie! But for Ji Won, I continued this and watched until the end…by myself at that!!
Ha Ji Won and Oh Ji Ho worked well together as Cha Hae-Jun and Kim Dong-Soo. Or maybe Ji Won is one of those rare actresses that just looks good with everybody!! When Moon-Hyung, the physician on the rig, made some comment about whether they were romantic, a dig on Hae-Jun’s lack of feminine looks in his estimation, you can’t help but laugh.
As with most monster/horror flicks, the beginning minutes are the calm before the storm! As strange things start to happen on the ship; unexplained things, the crew on-board slowly tried to unravel what is going on. Little by little, the mysterious happenings get worse as one-by-one, crew member go missing and later are found dead and mutilated.
The big climax is with the confrontation with the creature itself and a big finale with lots of explosions, death and destruction. If watching this kind of reminds you of the Alien movies, yes, sort of. I got that same vibe also, with a major difference in the ending. So, if you are like me, super squeamish and hating monster/horror flicks unless you have the comfort of a pillow/blanket for protection, you might want to skip this; otherwise, I guess you could say it’s fun (How am I going to get through October’s movies??!!!)!!
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.
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It’s my girl, Ha Ji Won’s Birthday this week (June 28th). Unbelievably looking great at 35!! Wishing her all the best this year and years to come. Cannot wait for her new drama, Hwatu to come!
Next month reviews are All About Me!! For my birthday month, I’m rating movies I’ve seen in the last year that I loved!! I admit a penchant for crime, murder, and suspense movies so be forewarned!!