Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fun Movie (2002)

Fun Movie (2002)

October 23rd, 6:30PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

Fun Movie (2002)

Fun Movie was billed as the first ever South Korean movie parody film. Since the mid 1990's the Korean film industry has seen a dramatic rise as it watched its films gain worldwide circulation and domestic Korean box office dominance. From romantic comedies like My Sassy Girl and Marring the Mafia, to big budget action films such as Shiri and Tai Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War as well as everything in between the Korean cinema in embracing its modernity while earning acclaim from around the world.

Fun Movie is a visible example of this in that it uses the idea that Korean film is finally grand enough to support a high profile parody film. The film is especially enjoyable to those who have seen the blockbusters of the late 90's early 2000's but still functions as a entertaining comedy either way.

The main story is a variation on the popular action film Shiri in which a rouge group of special forces commandoes try to stop unification talks between the North and South. The parodies go on to include Nowhere to Hide, My Sassy Girl and Ditto.

South Korea, Director Jang Gyu-Seong. Cast Lim Won-Hie, Kim Jeong-Eun, Kim Su-Ro and Seo Tae-Hwa 120 minutes

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