Monday, March 10, 2014

The Flu (2013) South Korea

Korean epidemic movie from their perspective.

Action | Drama | Science Fiction

Original title:
Gamgi (Korean)

Death goes viral.

     Where everyone began to love K-movies I am repelling away. Yeah its the fact happening to me for the last few K-movies I saw. I am kinda faded with those. The reason behind is overdone sentiments with a 8 year old girl character in all the movies. It's become a usual routine for the Korean movie makers to use little girl character and at the end a couple of touching lines delivered by them. Believe me it happened to me during 'Miracle in Cell No. 7' as well.

     I am a 'tearjerker' movie fan, remarking my favourite theme movie in dark shades is unfortunate. This movie was also had such kinda role. Beside the little girl two other characters had a prominent part. Korean movies are kinda popular among movie goers. So the stories as well in their movies improved a lot which gives international appeal. Like, this story which tells about a deadly disease or called bird flu that recently shaken the world.

     The story was okay, but the characters were utilised very well. And another highlight of the movie was the almost flawless graphics. Like I said the movie was thrilling and enjoyable as a collaboration of adventure and science fiction until the melodrama strikes at the end. I found it kinda realistic, the people's response during the epidemic occurrence. Even smartly told how the political works during those times. Especially the vocal battle between Korean and American officials really heats up the momentum.

     It is a perfect movie if you are looking for a pre apocalypse theme. I am glad it was a single movie, in the west for a same story they will drag into a trilogy like 'World War Z'. Introduction and initiating theme in the first, escaping and surviving in the second and grand solution in the third. This K-movie had all those in here itself and nothing left for a sequel. But still can be dragged into a sequel in different aspect of the story that continue from here after. Finally, I conclude by saying, the stuffs that happened in this movie will affect your life (in a humorous way) when you see a person around you who coughs.

Similar movies:
28 Days Later, 28 Weeks later, World War Z, Monsters, [Rec], Black Sheep

Suitable for:
Tween, Teen, Adult, All

Final verdict:
Ignore, Bad, Average, Good, Excellent

Flu (2013) on IMDb

  • Tween: From age between 7 to 12
  • Teen: From age between 13 to 19
  • Adult: From age above 20
  • Ignore: Not worth watching
  • Bad: Not good but watchable
  • Average: 50-50, choice is always yours
  • Good: great certainly not masterpiece
  • Excellent: A must see, Masterpiece

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