- Jul 05
- Bong Joon-Ho’s MOTHER: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 05/07/10 at 07:13 AM
Director: Bong Joon-Ho. Review: Adam Wing.
Following the massive success of Korean smash The Host, you’d be forgiven for thinking Bong Joon-Ho might sell out. The Host has gone on to become one of the biggest films in Korean history and a sequel is on the way, but for all his commercial success, Bong Joon-Ho has decided to go the other way. Back in 2003 Bong Joon-Ho introduced himself to the world with an assured detective drama called Memories of Murder, it’s a stunning little movie that showcases Bong’s immense talent behind the camera. His latest is a reminder of those times, not that The Host was a CGI juggernaut you understand. Bong has always put character development first, that said Mother is a smaller picture reminiscent of his breakthrough entry. It plays out like a human tragedy for the most part, but as with Memories of Murder before it, Bong is smart enough to wrap dramatic intent in crime thriller packaging, ensuring that commercial cinema fans come along for the ride as well...Continue review here.
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