Friday, 25 March 2005

More films

sassy.jpgWow. It's quite surprising just how many films I've watched in the past couple of days with no let-up yet.

We watched two-and-a-bit films last night -- first we watched My Sassy Girl, followed by about 20 minutes of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (quickly turned outt) and finally The Punisher.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect with My Sassy Girl -- I'd read it was a pretty big hit in Asia and it was a comedy. The only other Korean film I've seen (well, it was more being in the room while it was on) seemed to have a lot of do with a group of early-twenties kids and a cat. I can't really remember what that was but it wasn't so great. My Sassy Girl, however, was great. I'd not heard of it before but when I showed it to Xiaoxiao she said she had and that plenty of people would have seen it in China. Afterwards I was speaking to 梶原カジワラ (yeah! I knew this Japanese stuff would come in handy! That's Kajiwara Akinori from my CS course) and he said it had been a really big hit all over Asia.

I'm no good at reviewing films as you can probably already tell by now but My Sassy Girl is basically a story about a pretty young girl who gets cared for by a boy one year her elder. She's totally different from all of the other Korean girls though -- she has attitude instead of obediance. The film goes through a few stages but also manages to be quite serious. Calling My Sassy Girl ``another'' romantic comedy doesn't really do it justice.

The other film we attempted to watch was Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, which we quickly turned off. It looked promising but seemed to have no purpose I could determine. Not really my sort of film but maybe one day when we've run out of anything else to watch it will get a chance to redeem itself :)

Finally, The Punisher. Well, what can I say? It was The Punisher. No point in explaining this but it was good fun to watch and that's about it. I won't be going out of my way to recommend it to anybody but still, if you get the chance you could do a lot worse.

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