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My Thoughts : A Werewolf Boy 늑대소년

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PLOT
Kim Suni, an elderly woman in her sixties living in the US, receives a phone call about the sale of her old family home back in South Korea. Returning to her homeland, she’s met by granddaughter Eun-joo, and they drive to the house in the country and stay the night. Suni recalls how 47 years ago when she was a teenage girl in 1965, she moved from Seoul along with her widowed mother and sister Sun-ja to a remote valley to undergo a period of convalescence after suffering problems with her lungs. The Kims lived in genteel poverty at the mercy of their arrogant and foppish landlord, Ji-tae, son of the business partner of Suni’s late father. Because of her delicate health, the beautiful yet introverted Suni lives an isolated life in the country home, without any friends her age.

One night, Suni glimpses a shadow in the outhouse; the next day, she discovers a feral boy of about 19 crouching in their yard. The boy’s body temperature is 46 degrees Celsius, his blood type unidentifiable, and he can neither read nor speak. Even though he behaves like a wild beast, Suni’s kindhearted mother adopts him and names him Chul-soo, assuming he’s one of more than 60,000 children orphaned in the Korean War.

At first Suni considers him a nuisance, but eventually has fun taming him according to a dog-training manual. She teaches him how to wait patiently before a meal, how to wear clothes, how to speak, how to write and other human behavior so that he could one day live like a normal man. Chul-soo demonstrates unswerving loyalty and superhuman brawn, thus inspiring the envy of Ji-tae, who lusts after Suni.

As Suni attempts to “civilize” the beast, the two eventually become very close. Suni opens her heart to Chul-soo, and he in turn falls in love with her, the only person to ever show him affection. But their relationship is fraught with difficulties, as Ji-tae begins to cause trouble. Feeling threatened, Chul-soo lets loose his bestial instincts, and in their fear the town villagers turn on him. In order to save the life of the boy who risked his to be by her side, Suni leaves him with a promise: “Wait for me. I’ll come back for you.”

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PERSONAL VIEW

NOTE : This is a no Twilight movie guys. Oh please!

A 2012 movie I have been anticipating since I first heard about finally became available with English subtitles – and it did not let me down. I am talking about the Korean movie A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년 ), which is not an action fantasy as one may be lead to believe, nor is it a horror movie, but rather a melodramatic romance centering around a feral boy and a girl without hopes.

First of all I found the acting to be extraordinary, Joong Ki blows you away with his acting of a wolf boy. He really nailed it! He does it so well that he makes it hard for you to recognize him. He does not really have any lines maybe just a 3-5 sentences as i remember, so he must have put it all in his acting and body language. His eyes speaks louder than I thought.

Park Bo Young as well, great acting. Her chemistry with Cheol Soo is somehow so deep. I can really feel why Suni gradually falls into Cheol Soo and vice versa. She is pretty too with her braided hair. Moreover, sunlight is everywhere in this movie. She is even brighter with the sunlight and the gold prairie. Her emotion also comes out sincerely.

This was probably the most heartbreaking ending, amazing movie ever. To point out that the character of him has few words to say and yet he really makes me like this. I cried a river, just like Han river and yes i’m still wiping my tears away whenever i remember the ending and when joongki said ‘kajima’ ‘don’t go’. I feel like crying again. OMG!

The ending was heartbreaking but if you watch the movie it is understandable (to me). I cried a lot and my my office mates saw me and said im crazy. Okay, I admit.

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What made this movie so believable were the two main actors. Song Joong-gi solidified himself as an actor in this movie not through his pretty boy looks but the acting in his movements and eye expression. He made his character believable; the change in Cheol-su’s behavior was so subtle and smooth but it was noticeable. Park Bo-young’s misty eyes, young face, and small frame helped her character.

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It’s a strength that Song Joong-ki is able to portray these emotional beats without uttering a word—Chul-soo can understand Korean, but he can’t seem to speak any of it.

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He saved them. His strength is amaaazziiiinnnng. lol

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This part is hilarious!!

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Suni : Go away you fool! If you come with me, they’ll kill you.

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Chul-soo : kajima..

HE WANTED TO BE WITH HER FOREVER

*This part, when he speak those words my tears kept flowing*

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THE PROMISE

Waiting for someone, somewhere may be the hardest thing ever.

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Back then, she told him to wait for her. After years passed by..

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I really wanted you guys to go and see this movie.

*I’ve watched this film as soon as it is released online. Why not rush, its Song Joong Ki.  LOL*

Its worth it.

Though words aren’t spoken, their actions really speaks louder.

[REVIEW] THE INNOCENT MAN 세상 어디에도 없는 착한남자


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Drama: The Innocent Man (English title)
Revised romanization: Sesang Eodiedo Eobneun Chakhan Namja
Hangul: 세상 어디에도 없는 착한남자
Episodes: 20
Release Date: September 12 – November 15, 2012
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:55
Genre: Melodrama

Plot :
A man is betrayed by the woman he loves. To exact revenge, the man uses another woman who lost her memory ….

Ma-Roo (Song Joong-Ki) is a promising medical student. He lives with his younger sister Cho-Ko (Lee Yoo-Bi), who suffers from poor health. Meanwhile, Jae-Hee (Park Si-Yeon) is a reporter at HBS broadcasting company. Both Ma-Roo and Jae-Hee come from poor family backgrounds, but try hard to achieve their dreams: Ma-Roo to become a doctor and Jae-Hee to become an anchorwoman.

One day, Ma-Roo goes home and finds his sister feverishly sick. While he puts socks on his ill sister, Ma-Roo receives a phone call from Jae-Hee. Jae-Hee sounds completely frantic and asks Ma-Roo to come over to save this man. Even though Ma-Roo’s sick sister begs him to not leave her, Ma-Roo rushes over to help Jae-Hee. When he arrives at the motel room, he finds Jae-Hee completely shaken and a dead man laying on the floor near her. Ma-Roo attempts to counsel Jae-Hee to turn herself in to the police. Appearing completely broken in spirit, Jae-Hee begins to call the police, but Ma-Roo hangs up the phone. He kisses Jae-Hee and then goes through the motel room to wipe away Jae-Hee’s fingerprints. Ma-Roo then tells Jae-Hee that he will take the blame and turn himself into the police.

Meanwhile, Eun-Gi (Moon Chae-Won) is the rich heiress a to family that owns the large corporation Taesan. She has been groomed to become the successor to the Taesan corporation and, consequently, shows very little emotions. When she pulls her car over in front of her home, Eun-Gi sees a woman hug her father. The woman hugging her father is Jae-Hee. In tears, Jae-Hee tells Eun-Gi “You have no idea what I did to protect you. What I just did to the man I care the most for in my life.”

6 years later, after serving a 5 year prison sentence, Ma-Roo travels to Aomori, Japan to retrieve money from a woman who swindled his friend Jae-Gil (Lee Kwang-Soo). Ma-Roo seduces the woman and retrieves the money stolen from his friend. At the same time, Eun-Gi and her now stepmother Jae-Hee are also in Aomori, Japan. Eun-Gi looks down upon her stepmother as nothing but a gold digger.

On the flight back to Korea, Ma-Roo waits to use the restroom. When the restroom door opens, Eun-Gi walks out and collapses onto Ma-Roo. Ma-Roo places Eun-Gi on the floor and walks back to his seat. Eun-Gi’s condition quickly worsens and the airplane asks if there is a doctor on the flight. Since nobody comes forward, Ma-Roo is compelled to help Eun-Gi. While administering aid to Eun-Gi, he asks for the woman’s guardian. At this time, Jae-Hee walks over to the scene and states that she is her mother. Jae-Hee also has a child next to her that is calling her mom.

(credits : AsianWiki)

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Personal View :

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Seems like a highly twisted, complicated relationship.

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The whole show wouldn’t have been possible if Maru did not save Jaehee from her desperate situation. (He fell in love, too much )

I’m a sucker for love stories and relationships that slowly grow that feels genuine right over time, which is probably why this drama is one of my favorites.

What I enjoyed about Nice Guy was because unlike most melodramas, it concentrated more on the characters and the transitions they went through, rather than overflow the plot with makjang to keep it interesting. I enjoyed watching Ma Ru’s fall from a bright young man into an emotionless creature, living only for revenge. His character stayed mysterious for the most part of the show as he spent all his time lying and pretending.

I liked how they portrayed Jae Hee, despite the fact that she’s a total bitch. She’s still quite human. And the idea of having Eun Gi willing to give up her fortune for someone she loves, in contrast to Jae Hee on how she gave up her love for fortune is a brilliant was absolutely good in my opinion.

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Song Joong Ki as Kang Ma Ru. Well, is there anyone who doesn’t love him? In fact, it’s a bit doubtful whether Nice Guy would have received so much attention if it hadn’t been for Soong Ki in the lead role. I was very pleased with his acting, even though I still saw him as a bit too pretty for the role. Joong Ki acts with his eyes, as can be seen in this drama, and it’s the kind of acting I like the most actually. I enjoy when actors, in addition to the lines they say, are able to tell even more with a certain look in their eyes. And I think Joong Ki has mastered that quite well just like in his movie “A Werewolf Boy”.

He cries well, he can be a cold bastard well, he can be sincere and loving well, he just really good!

Moon Chae-Won was also very convincing. I loved how she could just switch from being a bitch to innocent without difficulty.  Portraying a smart, arrogant, and stubborn young lady and the only daughter of Taesan Group owner. She is an awesome girl who can be in any personalities and she did it well, funny thing about her, no matter how rude and harsh she is but I bet you still love her for being bold and strong.

Park Si Yeon as Han Jae Hee also doing very good in acting although I hate her character in this drama but she succeeds for being ‘femme fatale” in this drama.

Lee Kwang Soo. He’s the funniest!

About the ending, honestly I didn’t like it that much. It was just okay. It confused me. What the hell is the amnesia thing?? Who’s that kid? How did Eun Gi got there? I mean.. Its really confusing for me but all in all it was good. Song Jong Ki again, he nailed it!

Anyways, here are some lines that i love..

Dying is hell. Why should living be hell?
Revenge is something that will not only harm the other person, but will also inflict harm onto everyone, including yourself. I know it very well.

“The wounds I carry, she carries them too. The unshed tears in my head flow through her heart too.”

“People, you see… are ruthless and foolish. When they’re young, in order to have money and power, they give up everything like health and youth. And when they get sick, become old, and have all the money and power… in order to find their health and youth again, they spend all of the wealth they’ve wasted so much energy and time to accumulate.”

Ma Ru: “I have been thinking a lot. About that night when noona killed a man. When I ran into that motel room…if that time…if I just let noona turn herself in. That instead you were to pay for your crime, what would have happened? I would have never left noona and I would have waited for you, regardless of how many years. I would have proposed to you too, noona. Then would noona have been happy?”

Ma Ru: “It was all wrong since then. Covering up for something that was wrong. Since then, noona…what is right, what is wrong, what you shouldn’t do, where you definitely can’t go – you’ve lost the knowledge to decide for yourself. And like a car without breaks, you just accelerated. I’m sorry, noona. I made noona like this. I thought it was love back then…it was just my childishness, and my arrogance. I made noona into an unimaginable monster like this…I was wrong. I made noona like this.”

Ma Ru: “I will go to Noona. Love… I can’t promise love, but I can stay with you forever. As long as what you want from me isn’t love, as long as it isn’t that, it’s fine. Wherever noona is, I will wait for you, I’ll be understanding, I’ll be able to hold it in, endure it, and I will hold your hand. I won’t let it go. Stop all the useless acts, and throw away all the heavy weights laid upon you. And if there happens to be punishment that you deserve, accept it all. I will wait for you any time, so… will you come to me?”