Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)

IMDb plot summary: A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.
Directed by Chan-wook Park. Starring Su-jeong Lim, Rain, Hie-jin Choi, and Yong-nyeo Lee.

(Vague spoilers ahead.)

Wow. Well, this movie is NOTHING if not fascinating. The characters are interesting, the story compelling, and the visuals are gorgeous and unique. However, I was really unsatisfied with the way it ended. After a really great hour and a half, the final 15-20 minutes just... didn't work at all for me. To the point where it almost undid everything I enjoyed about the rest of the movie. Maybe a rewatch someday would change my opinions if I knew what to expect, but right now it's left me with a bad taste in my mouth. It gets a medium high rating, though, because I loved most of it so much.

3 stars.

Flickchart: #812 out of 2157, below Lyle the Kindly Viking and above The Man Who Wasn't There.

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