Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller


Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013) Poster

A boy with five fathers who is attached to the criminal underworld. A sinister past is about to be revealed as he is forced to join the killing spree.


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Director:

Joon-Hwan Jang

Writers:

Joon-Hwan Jang, Joo-Suk Park

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13 April 2014 | KineticSeoul
6
| Entertaining Korean flick for the most part
I would have probably enjoyed this movie when I was in my early teens over now. Despite all the blood and gore in this. The acting is good, but couldn't really get immersed into the characters or the story. I guess they did the best they could with 2 hours and multiple different characters. The rising star Yeo Jin-goo is still rough around the edges but still good for such a young actor. I think his acting chops will continue to grow, plus he already beats out other Korean actors that are older when it comes to acting. Another actor that stood out is Kim Sung-Kyun but that is because he seemed to be impersonating the Joker. The plot is similar to something from a graphic novel which I thought was cool. Unfortunately most of the areas in the movie just seemed so darn underdeveloped and rushed at times. Making certain situations not as gripping or even to the point of not making much sense. The situations could have been more tense if there was more development in the story and characters. It's a good movie to boost Yeo Jin-goo as a rising star, but it's not a thriller that sticks with you like "The Chaser" 2008. The plot is passable and the action for the most part is realistic and good to great acting to go along with it. I give it a 6.5/10.

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Release Date:

9 October 2013

Language

Korean


Country of Origin

South Korea

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,437,802

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