Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cinemanila Day 1

From now until the 22nd, I shall be blogging about the films I've seen in the 15th annual Cinemanila International Film Festival.

The Terror Live
directed by Byeong-woo Kim

A demoted broadcast journalist receives a phone call in his morning talk program threatening to blow up a bridge. When the man follows through his threat, the journalist seizes it as an opportunity to climb back to the top. The film starts out quite strong. It built some genuine tension while mixing some satirical jabs at the media. But it regresses into a popcorn thriller in the third act. It's still overall a very good, solid thriller that's well worth a watch. I'm gonna predict that Hollywood is gonna be remaking this Korean film within the next 5 or so years. Mark my words. (***)

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

Sounds quite decent man, will be quite cool if your prediction does come true as well.