Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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

korean yodeling? awesome!!

i'm a cyborg is about as unique as you can get for a comedic romance set in an insane asylum... and for an asian film that's saying a lot. young-goon has a secret, she is a cyborg, and she is on a mission to kill all the doctors who locked her granny up for eating radishes all day, because she is a mouse. that's not all that absurd when in fact there is a guy who steals days of the week and people's ping pong ability, a large woman with magic static socks that make her fly, and one amazing pair of dentures. the film is just full of crazy, but that's not a bad thing. lots of asian films, and some wacky indie american ones, try to go overboard with nuttiness with no purpose. i don't think this is one of those. plenty of drama and romance between the 2 leads, even if it seems like the girl is robotic. the dude in the film cares so much for young that he goes through many great lengths to get her better and make her happy... its pretty touching actually...

also there are lots of great scenes involving special effects including young-goon shooting up the asylum with finger guns multiple times... lots of good music as well. worth seeing.

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