Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Man From Nowhere Review
Did you know this movie did better in Korea than what Inception did in America in terms of sales?? That's gotta say something about this movie.
"You thugs, who live for tomorrow... will never defeat me... a person... who only plans to live for today..."
The premise is simple, the execution is phenomenal. It takes a cliche story and turns it into a heart-pounding thriller with exquisite cinematography and a soundtrack that will be ringing in your ears for weeks to come. A pawn shop owner with a mysterious past befriends a neighbor girl, a kid to be exact, and she is his only connection to the world. Her mother is a dancer and gets involved with a dangerous drug deal that ultimately leads to the kidnapping of her daughter. With only one goal in mind, the mysterious pawn shop owner goes out of his way to rescue the little girl.
If you've been a fan of the Korean movie industry, you'll know how well they do thrillers and this is no exception. This movie takes the Korean society and turns it into a drug-dealing, human-trafficking hell of a place, and our hero has to sift through it all to save his little neighbor. The fight scenes in this movie are extremely well done and well shot. One scene where you have the main character jumping out of the window onto the streets in a third person camera shot that follows him all the way is just one of the many impressive scenes that you'll experience in this movie.
If you're a fan of the genre, or even movies in general, this one is a MUST WATCH. You'll be amazed at how well-paced the movie is up until the final, but very satisfying ending. You won't regret it.
FluffyBunnyPwn gives it 9/10 overall.