| Distastefully materialistic movie about scammers
Many Korean movies remind me of copies of American movies from the 80s, when "greed is good" was still thought of as a cool slogan and capitalism and materialism were all the rage. Today we all know where that mindset led to, so it's kind of hard to feel interest in watching the protagonists scam their own people and stab one another in the backs in order to enrich themselves. Stacks of money, luxury goods and cars are flaunted, but this stuff hardly elicits any excitement anymore, it just comes across as tasteless. There is a bit of a superficial, luke-warm message that all this stuff is bad and messes up society, but it never addresses the bigger picture or goes after the entire system. There is no depth and no idealism, it remains completely materialistic. The story is also pretty boring as well and none of the characters are very interesting.