Is it December yet? The reason I’m asking is because around the time the streets and malls are going to be packed with merrymakers and carolers, my most anticipated movie is going to be released.
Why am I so hyped up about Jeon Woo Chi, a film about an ancient Taoist monk teleported into modern Seoul? Well, do you know who’s the male lead? And have you seen him in a period movie? I present Exhibit A below:
See? Now you realize why Duelist reminds me of the following quote by Rumi:
First, when I was apart from you, this world did not exist, nor any other.
Second, whatever I was looking for was always you.
I love Duelist so much I can never do it justice in a review. It needs to be experienced, savored, tanked. And among the many reasons why this movie will forever be Numero Uno for me is Kang Dong-won, an actor whose body of work I collect obsessively. Watch him below in Exhibit B:
See? Doesn’t that trailer shout FUN in huge letters? C’mon, December!
(If you suspected this post was an excuse for someone to gush about Duelist, you are absolutely right.)