IJW: I Saw the Devil

4 years ago

I Saw The Devil, original title Akmareul boatda, is a 2010 Korean masterpiece crime thriller. If you`ve never watched any Korean films, I highly recommend you check some out. Some of my all time favourite movies are Korean as they all collectively have a certain style about them. I Saw The Devil is definitely not for all viewers, as it is very violent and gory. Not a lot of movies make me cringe these days, but this film actually made me turn my head a couple of times. What I love about Korean films is that their plots are all so beautifully well thought out. The film depicts a story of revenge, in a way you wouldn`t expect it to unfold. Everything from the acting to the cinematography was spot on. I don`t want to spoil any details, but the character development between the victim/aggressor is compelling and really drives the dark film. The only thing I didn`t enjoy about this morbidly fantastic and smart movie is the length, it`s a little too long and could of been cut down in my opinion. None the else, I really suggest watching it because it`s down right a damn excellent movie.

The plot line goes as follows...(Taken from IMDB)
<em> Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.</em>

IMDB (7.8/10 rating): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588170/
Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/akmareul_boattda/

For those wondering, IJW, stands for <strong>I Just Watched</strong>, a series of simple movie reviews based on the movies I`ve recently viewed. The film is also on Netflix Instant for anyone interested!

-Photo poster taken from source link below.

Source link: http://www.yellmagazine.com/i-saw-the-devil-2010-review/30556/

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