Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy

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Characters:
· Song Joong-ki – Chul-soo
· Park Bo-young – young Suni / Eun-joo
· Lee Young-lan – Kim Suni
· Jang Young-nam – Suni’s mother
· Yoo Yeon-seok – Ji-taeKim Hyang-gi – Sun-ja
· Yoo Sung-mok – Professor Kang Tae-shik
· Seo Dong-soo – army colonel
· Woo Jeong-guk – Mr. Jung
· Gu Bon-im – Mrs. Jung
· Nam Jung-hee – Dong-seok’s grandmother
· Ahn Do-gyu – Dong-seok
· Shin Bi – Dong-mi
· Lee Jun-hyeok – policeman
· Oh Yeong-seok – policeman
· Lee Sung-ju – Suni’s son
· Jang Seo-yi – Suni’s daughter-in-law
· Jo Jae-yun – Suni’s grandson

Plot:
Kim Suni, an elderly woman in her sixties living in the US, receives a phone call about the sale of her old family home back in South Korea. Returning to her homeland, she’s met by granddaughter Eun-joo, and they drive to the house in the country and stay the night. Suni recalls how 47 years ago when she was a teenage girl in 1965, she moved from Seoul along with her widowed mother and sister Sun-ja to a remote valley to undergo a period of convalescence after suffering problems with her lungs. The Kims lived in genteel poverty at the mercy of their arrogant and foppish landlord, Ji-tae, son of the business partner of Suni’s late father. Because of her delicate health, the beautiful yet introverted Suni lives an isolated life in the country home, without any friends her age.

One night, Suni glimpses a shadow in the outhouse; the next day, she discovers a feral boy of about 19 crouching in their yard. The boy’s body temperature is 46 degrees Celsius, his blood type unidentifiable, and he can neither read nor speak. Even though he behaves like a wild beast, Suni’s kindhearted mother adopts him and names him Chul-soo, assuming he’s one of more than 60,000 children orphaned in the Korean War.

At first Suni considers him a nuisance, but eventually has fun taming him according to a dog-training manual. She teaches him how to wait patiently before a meal, how to wear clothes, how to speak, how to write and other human behavior so that he could one day live like a normal man. Chul-soo demonstrates unswerving loyalty and superhuman brawn, thus inspiring the envy of Ji-tae, who lusts after Suni.

As Suni attempts to “civilize” the beast, the two eventually become very close. Suni opens her heart to Chul-soo, and he in turn falls in love with her, the only person to ever show him affection. But their relationship is fraught with difficulties, as Ji-tae begins to cause trouble. Feeling threatened, Chul-soo lets loose his bestial instincts, and in their fear the town villagers turn on him. In order to save the life of the boy who risked his to be by her side, Suni leaves him with a promise: “Wait for me. I’ll come back for you.”

Point of View:
I read some comments from the trailer in youtube like, “OMGGGGGG SUCH A RIP OFF FROM TWILIGHT” and for my opinion, this movie is to far from the Jacob Black’s the werewolf and Song Joong Ki’s werewolf style, joong ki’s style is more realistic that the twilight’s werewolf. like ripping of your shirts and everything beyond that. Park Bo Young too, does really well proving that she can hold her having the lead role. Her character is so great, she even make me cry at all the time because of her heartbreaking sobs.

Horror lovers may be disappointed in this, but the film’s intelligently made, human empathy and meltingly romantic approach are a more than fair tradeoff. You can’t see your self being scared by this one, but you can see yourself crying from scene to scene. This movie is not drama but you can feel the realistic drama in you. It’s incredibly touching and warm story, funny at moments, and altogether just heart-wrenching. Let me give this movie a TWO THUMBS UP. But try watching this one, your heart will melt at times.

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