Sunday, March 22, 2009

RV!: Arahan (2004)

RV!: Arahan (2004) Dir: Ryoo Seung-wan Not Yet Released Date Seen: March 22nd, 2009 Rating: 3.25/5

As anticipated, the big problem with Arahan (2004) is that it doesn’t really work when it’s trying to be serious. Though its action scenes are graceful, fluid and eye-popping, they are as playful as the fitful but satisfying bouts of humor in the film—5 Lucky Stars reference, I’m looking at you. All of the script's talk about training for its own sake and the fight for good and evil though is really kind of dull and eventually flat-out irritating. Ryoo should just make a movie composed of nothing but breezy banter and action as this film proves that he can do those two things very well. I suspect that film is Dachimawa Lee (2008) so I’ll hold my breath.

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