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Plot: On an uninhabitable 22nd-century Earth, the outcome of a civil war hinges on cloning the brain of an elite soldier to create a robot mercenary.
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FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ https://www.msbreviews.com/movie-reviews/jung-e-review
“JUNG_E is not what viewers expect.
A war flick without the war, Yeon Sang-ho places the post-apocalyptic action in the background and instead focuses on a compelling study of what it means to be human with a touching mother-daughter relationship at its core.
Despite some frustratingly over-the-top performances and one intolerably irritating character, the filmmaker’s message is well-intended, clear, and meaningful.
Unnecessary exposition and inconsistent visual effects don’t help elevate the generic premise, but the impressive stunt work, epic score, and some genuinely captivating combat sequences make it an overall satisfying viewing.”
Whilst coming in what appears to be an exciting sci-fi wrapper, what’s inside, is a complete let down.
Jung-E is in simple terms a woke bore fest. The action, when it arrives after many many minutes of thoroughly tedious female empowerment and navel gazing, is too brief and for this viewer, utterly unexciting.
in summary, don’t let the glitzy box fool you, there’s little of any consequence inside.
Yeon Sang-ho is director and writer in this futuristic tale about a legendary mercenary Captain Yun Jung-yi (Kim Hyun-joo) who leads the revolt with Allied Forces against the Adrian Republic, after attacking Earth and man-made shelters in outerspace, in the not-too-distance future.
During her final mission, Captain Yun Jung-yi is left in a comatose state while her family is approached by the research institute Kronoid, with a proposition to clone her brain in order to develop an AI mercenary code-named JUNG_E, who will finally lead the Allied Forces to victory. Kang Soo-yeon in her final film appearance, may she rest in peace. Delivers an emotional performance as the daughter of war-hero, Yun Seo-hyun, who is the team leader of the research project and works diligently towards upholding her mother’s legacy. I believe that keeping the honor of our ancestors was the overall message of the film, but it did become somewhat muddled in an otherwise decent premise. The storyline feels incomplete or it could have been a pilot for a television-series. The saving grace for the film was the action sequences with Kim Hyun-joo which were exceptional and well-choreographed. Including the opening sequence. The team behind the visual effects completely outdid themselves as this is one of the most visually remarkable films that I have ever seen from a Korean release. I can see them receiving numerous accolades for the outstanding detail on the landscapes of an Earth that has become desolate and inhabitable through climate-change. However, the runtime was too short for a concept this ambitious. The mother-daughter relationship was the primary focus, but I also wanted the narrative to go into further detail about the fate of this futuristic society. The world-building and the characterization should have been more fleshed out as it merely felt cold and empty. The viewer is left creatively malnourished during the closing act.
They even tried to remake the iconic Schwarzenegger image with the half exposed face and red glowing eye. Instead they made it white…
Stand still for a moment and think why on earth a robot would have a light in its eyes (cameras)?! Exactly! There is no reason whatsover that there should be a light in its eyes!
But when you type “Terminator” in Google, you will get the iconic image of the half exposed face of Arnold Schwarzenegger. This with the red glowing eye.
And what do you think you get to see in “Jung_E”?! You guessed it right… a half exposed face with a glowing eye. But instead of a red glowing eye, it’s a white glowing eye: see timestamp 1:26:03. In my opinion, it’s a concept that the makers of “Jung_E” completely ripped from the Terminator franchise.
And it doesn’t even stop with that single concept… What I see in “Jung_E”, is a movie that takes important concepts of e.g. “Black Mirror”: i.e. The episode with the museum where the deathrow inmate suffers day after day because his mind is owned by someone else who can do anything they want. And there are many other concepts / episodes of Black Mirror that you see back in “Jung_E”.
So that makes me conclude already that “Jung_E” isn’t actually that original a script.
Combine that with mediocre to even bad acting and you quickly lose interest. At least, that is what happened to me. The acting of the ‘daughter’ and the ‘CEO’ – i.e. The guy that thinks he is funny – is so bad that I just couldn’t bare watching it even at 1.5x speed. And I should also mention that the role of the daughter is totally unrealistic! Who in his/her right mind would torture the mind of his/her mother so massively without showing any emotion?!
What looks okay though are the visual effects. But even there it is often totally unrealistic. Heavy robots that instantly change direction isn’t realistic. Even accounting for some reduced gravity, it just isn’t possible. And you see these “impossible physics” back in many other situations.
Concluding, I wasn’t even able to complete the movie until the end. I gave up after just over half an hour. Because of this, I unfortunately can’t get further than a score of 4.0/10. And yes, I think it is that bad. It looks like a big waste of money, because I think this production didn’t come cheap.
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Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director Sang-ho Yeon
Writer Sang-ho Yeon
Actors Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-Soo
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