Monday, November 26, 2012

A Werewolf Boy Starts Nov 30th

 Hello InuYasha the live-action Korean adaption! No, just kidding, but you have a chance to see a

A Werewolf Boy at CGV Cinemas starting Friday Nov 30.

He was a creature that was never meant to exist.
Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of a boy she knew 60 years ago come flooding back to her. Then young Suni and her family moved to a small village in Korea. There, they encounter a bedraggled orphan boy hiding under a bush and take him in out of pity. Called a “wolf boy” by some for his feral behavior and uncommon strength, Suni teaches the boy how to eat at a table, and read and write so that he might one day live among people. He repays her kindness with a devotion unequalled by any human being, a love that exceeds all normal expectations. Then one day a threat to Suni exposes the boy’s deadly bestial instincts, and in an instant he becomes the subject of the villagers’ fears. In order to save the boy’s life, Suni must abandon him while promising, “Wait for me. I’ll come back for you.”

I had a chance to preview this movie and it's a strange breed . It's a romantic comedy and if you're a lady with a man you'll enjoy it. For a man it's going to be quite the odd tale, but people do get hurt and there is some knashing of the teeth.

It's a budding romance set between a young lady and a strange but handsome young man who acts like a dog and when he gets really angry becomes a werewolf. There's pleny of cute moments to have you go "ahh" just as many moments where you'll go wait what just happened?

The film could have bee a bit more beleivable if it let go of some of it's special effects and some dark scenes that don't have a place in the film.
Korean films seems to have a hard time by adding certain jokes or themes that rob it from being a well made movie. It's something I see in a lot of foreign films where moments just don't make sense or the story gets a bit ultra violent. At it's worst it's a dark disney film about a princess. The ending was way too much for me in a over the top fairy tale ending going to girls to cry at it.

This is a chick flick, girls will eat this up like Twilight and in Korea this film surpassed Twillight in the box office.

I noticed from A Werewolf Boy, as another film from Korea I've see, the genre seems to be filled with some expected exaggeration or stereotypes . Hitting each other or family is acceptable. Rich people are always the bad guys and have complete power over the police. It's a bit strange how much power the rich wield, but in American films you see it too. In A Werwolf however, the rich bad guy is a landlord and it seemed like he could have been arrested a number of times for the stuff he did. Government agents or secondary characters  and are fat comedians that complain.

CJ Entertainment could have toned down the special effects for me, but I have to say I wish they just went with horror. I did like the transformations into a werewold.