I’m going to review 3 movies I’ve seen recently on You Tube.
MY MIGHTY PRINCESS
Shin Min-a plays So-hwi, a girl who is a martial arts prodigy who has a very large crush on Joon-mo, kid in red hat played by Yoo Gun, who is a star on the college hockey team. On Joo-wan plays Il-yeong, who grew up with So-hwi and is also great at martial arts and is her best friend.
The basic idea of the movie is that So-hwi gets tired of being the super strong martial arts freak at her school. Its made worse by her crush on a boy on the hockey team. She abandons her martial arts to chase after the boy she likes and her father, who is also a martial arts master bribes her friend ll-yeong to bring her back into the family business. II-yeong, who wants the bribe of a motorcycle goes to her school and pesters her trying to get her to change her mind.
This movie I found to be cute and silly but strangely bi-polar. It starts out with a romantic introduction, then switches to a mediocre school crush movie and then ends with an amazing conclusion that ties to the movie’s opening. The movie is so different in the middle that I forgot the introduction until we get to the final fight scene. There is a supernatural element involved in the story that is the only consistent thread tying the whole movie together, which is a good thing because otherwise it would be a really stupid movie. I loved the twist at the end, it tore my heart a little because I really came to like the character involved, but its why I ended up really liking the movie. Its definitely a B-movie, but its still enjoyable to watch.
My Little Bride
Bo-Eun (Moon Geun-Young) is an ordinary high school girl who worries about SAT’s and has a crush on her school’s baseball team ace, named Jung-Woo (Park Jin-Woo). One day, Bo-Eun’s grandfather orders her to marry Sang-Min (Kim Rae-Won). When they were very young, Bo-Eun’s and Sang-Min’s grandfathers had promised that they would become in-laws. Despite their opposition, they are forced to marry because of the strong influence of Bo-Eun’s grandfather. Bo-Eun’s undercover married life begins: She pretends that she doesn’t have a husband and starts dating Jung-Woo. Bo-Eun believes that she can manage both men and live a double life. Everything goes smoothly until Sang-Min visits Bo-Eun’s school as a student teacher… (thank you wikipedia)
This is a cute film. Just adorable. If your looking for something silly and sweet to watch, this is a good choice. When I first saw it, my eye brows raised at a high schooler marrying a college age kid, but at no time is Sang-min creepy towards her. He never forgets that she is still a kid and that this is a forced marriage to placate their grandfather whom both love. In fact, when he discovers her crush on the other boy, he patiently and quietly lets her continue dating the other boy. His quiet love for her is a warm, tender thread throughout the whole movie. Rae-won and Geun-young show off why they are favorites in the kdrama world and with good reason.
100 DAYS WITH MR. ARROGANT
Another fun pair to watch.
After being dumped by her boyfriend just before their 100 day anniversary, Ha-Young (Ha Ji-Won), meets a college guy named Hyung-Joon (Kim Jae-Won) when she accidentally kicks a can that hits him in the face and causes him to scratch his Lexus. He demands she pay him $3000 on the spot. What follows is a slave contract to pay back the owing amount, however, after much hassle, she finds out that it only cost $10 dollars to fix. She then proceeds to let him have it. To get revenge and to keep her under his thumb, he then shows up as her tutor. More hi-jinks ensue and before they know it, they find that they don’t hate each other like they thought.
Jae-won tends to play more mellow characters and so it was fun watching him be a jerk in this. Ji-won is one of my favorite actresses because she always kicks butt. Even if her character is stupid, they still can kick butt. She doesn’t do helpless well and thank goodness. I don’t get the helpless act in women. Yes, I’ve seen the results and I know guys really go for it, but both of my parents would have killed me if me or my sisters had ever been that way. lol
This movie has a very satisfying romantic ending and a funny comedy vignette afterwards. So, if you’re in the mood for a feisty romantic comedy, this is a good one.
There is a lot of eye candy in these three movies. All 4 men are handsome and all 3 ladies are not wilting flowers.