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Yeon Sang-hos Boy struggles at times to meld its dystopian themes with a melodramatic tale of mothers and daughters. However, the action scenes culminate in a heated sci-fi movie with rapid bursts of pure adrenaline.
We review Jung_E Netflix movie no spoilers.
Netflix Boy owes much of its history to a film like Bladerunner by picking up on the mix of themes of morality, identity and freedom of the classic. Where this dystopian film falters, it mixes these classic tropes with a melodramatic tale of mothers and daughters. When the film works, though, this Korean sci-fi thriller’s penchant for high-energy action scenes unleashes like a quick shot of pure adrenaline. Along with a wicked sense of humor, Boy A film that is easy to lose yourself in.
Jung_E Review and plot synopsis
The film takes place far into the future, the year 2194, and Boy gets off to a brilliant start. A fierce warrior, Jung_E (Kim Hyun-joo), the former leader of the Allied Forces, takes on a race of robots bent on destroying human existence. But heck, you can blame the pissed off version of Wall-E? That’s because the earth is now approaching the 22nd century when people are forced to live in shelters. After all, record-breaking climate changes have made the world uninhabitable.
Jung_E is a well-known mercenary. However, as with most heroes, her legend has grown because she lost her life in battle. After her death, to continue her good work, the government signs a contract with her family to clone the warrior’s brain. Why? As a way to win the war. With the world now forced to live sheltered from the scorching sun and sudden weather changes, an internal struggle erupts as scientists work tirelessly to transform them into Jung_E. This would be a scalable robot that can be multiplied. One of them working on the clone is Yoon (Kang Soo Yeon), who was just a small child when her mother was killed.
Boy was written and directed by the legendary Korean filmmaker Yeon Sangho. The filmmaker whose remarkably outspoken horror film Train to Busan was an exciting thrill, made him a household name. Where this film wallowed in all its zombie smut, its ultimate life is in the scripts’ moments of moral dilemma. For example the way it replays its situations to see exactly how much pain the former captain can take. A real horror film like her Lives, dies, repeats itself himself again and again. Why? It’s really easy. This allows the team to perfect the ultimate weapon. This kind of issue, the reasonable lack of respect for human life, has become commonplace and leads to dehumanization.
The film certainly has its weaknesses. He tried to fit cartoonish secondary characters into a script that wouldn’t fit. Ryu Kyung-soo plays Sang-hoon, a terrifying over-the-top villain. While the film explains the behavior in a meaningful way – the character is obviously learning how to be human himself – it’s still distracting and borders on uncomfortable.
Characterized by action scenes, Sang-ho’s film is wicked, dark humor about capitalism and consumerism that makes the thought of the government turning obsolete and now useless weapons into money-making machines, or a legend sold in POP dolls for sale, seem ridiculous , but also possible.
Is Jung_E good?
Jung_E’s quick shots of adrenaline pumping madness make the film’s relatively short running time fly by. Along with quality storytelling themes, you’ll find that the script depicts a society that has reached such a low point for humanity. Whether they’re clones or flesh and bones, everyone struggles to learn how to be human. All in a world that is anything but. While the film struggles in a few areas, we can accept that it’s far from perfect. In fact, we can accept that these films were certainly made with greater skill and ambition. Still, it’s entertaining enough to be a quality distraction for anyone looking to unwind.
And sometimes that’s all you can ask for.
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