Wildaly M Super Reviewer The age-crossing romance is quite perfect - less awkward than the one in Lost in Translation because there is no ambiguity as to the romance part. What really grinds my gears though is the unconvincing portrayal of the so-called humanitarian message. It smacks of being written by people who don't really know what goes on at the G8 conference. All of Gina's pleas are pathos and logos arguments that she just read about in a pamphlet.
Korean 78, Imported Total attendance: They are listed in the order of their release. My Beautiful Girl, Mari It's been a long time since Korean animation has occupied a major position within the industry.
In the s, local animated films mostly broadcast on TV attracted viewers with creative images and stories, but in the decades since, Korea has produced little animation outside of outsourcing work for foreign studios much of The Simpsons was drawn in Korea, for example.
In recent years, several new production companies have made an effort to revive the industry and utilize local drawing talent for homegrown films. Although several high-profile works are on the way, My Beautiful Girl, Mari is the first major animated film in years to try to forge a new image for the industry.
Mari tells the story of a boy named Namoo who lives in a seaside village. Several years after the death of his father, Namoo finds himself faced with further struggles: Struggling with the prospect of further loss, Namoo begins to lose himself in fantasy, dreaming of a mysterious girl named Mari who leads him to another world.
This film's director, Lee Sung-gang, is a rising talent who had drawn notice previously for his animated shorts, which played at many overseas festivals. The images he creates for My Beautiful Girl, Mari were made on the computer with fairly simple tools, such as Flash and Illustrator.
Nonetheless the end result is dazzling: The voices for the film were recorded by real children a refreshing change from the practice of having adults speak in high pitchas well as some famous actors: Although this film was not a success at the box-office, it represents both a major step forward for Korean animation and the birth of a wondrous film that deserves not to be overlooked.
Apart from its remarkable imagery, the film also proves to be a touching portrait of how children deal with loss. With luck, someday we may look back upon this film as a first step in the rebirth of Korean animation. Once a successful comedy director, Shin Seung-soo's latest works haven't attracted audiences, often silently lurking at the bottom of the year's box office.
His latest 'girls with guns' effort seems no different. It offers nothing we haven't seen before, and no bankable stars - at least not yet, both Lee Yo-won and Kim Min-sun could become stars in the future. But despite its derivative plot, A. The cocktail of attractive young girls, loud rock music, a few action scenes, and the usual amount of silly comedy has made many films a success, but it's probably what makes A.
It tries so hard to be cool, slick and funny that it forgets to take care of the fundamentals, like a script that flows well, or engaging characters. The film follows the adventures of four girls, who meet by accident and become a runaway team of idols the film's title means "Adoring Four Revolutionary Idols Korean Association", named after the girls' Internet Fan Club.
Through robbing gas stations, stealing cars, dealing with the people following them -- a cop and a gangster, driving together!
One of the film's good ideas is showcasing, with the use of pop culture references, how the girls achieve their fame.
Thanks to TV and the Internet they become so famous that fake A. The characters are little more than stereotypes. Rising star Lee Yo-won is the classic charismatic leader with an edge; Kim Min-sun the sexy, shallow 'babe' who raises a fuss over clothes and hair.
Cho Eun-ji is the annoying, ugly duckling who we're supposed to care about, and Lee Young-jin the tough girl who often acts superior. The film does a good enough job of making this obvious, so that we take nothing seriously. But, that's a double edged sword, because at the end you don't really care about the characters.
Better is the supporting cast who really carries the film. Lee Je-rak, Park Young-kyu and company frequently steal the show from the four girls, creating a few memorable moments.
With all its flaws, A. Not all the jokes work, sometimes the girls overact a little too much, but the overall tone of the film makes you forget about such things pretty quickly.
If you're looking for a night of low-maintenance fun, without strings attached, you'll probably enjoy the antics showcased in A.
Smitten by her beauty, he goes and sits next to her, but she glares at him in disgust and walks away. Following behind, he kisses her violently out of the blue, but a group of passing soldiers subdue him. The girl spits in his face.T he year could probably be described as "the best of times, and the worst of times." One one level, Korean cinema continued its breathtaking run of popularity with local audiences, winning over a % market share in Seoul, only slightly lower than the % recorded in (market share in Korea as a whole was likely higher, but harder to measure).
Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. In , a remake of the original Lassie Come Home movie was produced in the United Kingdom.
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Sep 01, · Lassie movie reviews & Metacritic score: The film is set on the eve of World War II in a Yorkshire mining town. After falling on hard times, the Carraclough 84%(15). Lassie () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Lassie déjà vu filmed in the magnificent British Isles with more than enough animal stampedes to enthrall an entire theatre of ten year olds, and their parents.
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