Sometimes I want to dive into a drama but I don’t have the time to dedicate to a show, which is why movies are perfect! Today I’ll be doing blitz reviews of three movies; Baby & I, He Was Cool, and My Mighty Princess.
Baby & I
I’m going to readily admit that I only watched this one because of Jang Geun Suk. I absolutely loved him in ‘You’re Beautiful’. From the description I wasn’t expecting much in the way of anything with this movie. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a fun and fresh adventure that was honestly a truly good time. Jang Geun Suk is left with a baby that is supposedly his. To complicate matters his parents have left him on his own because he’s a right stinker in school and life. Thus he has to raise the baby alone, except there is a quirky girl who attaches herself to Jang Geun Suk’s character and consequently helps him in taking care of the baby.
The entire movie was sweet and eccentric with a cute flair. Since my expectations were low it exceeded them easily. Though, that does not mean this movie was anything more than a fun romp that was mostly brain candy. So my absolute favorite part about the movie was the voice over work for the baby, seriously the crotchety old man voice was so hilarious I laughed through the whole show. For a quick and painless watch then this is your movie!
Noona’s Rating = 7.5
This one came up as a suggestion because I watched Baby & I. I watched ‘My
Princess’ with Song Seung Hun and was extremely underwhelmed with the
show as a whole. This is exactly how I felt about this movie as well. Young high school girl Han Ye Won insults the big man on campus Ji Eun Sung. And so he determines that she now belongs to him. This is the basis for the entire movie and they have a myriad of adventures along with several other school friends. I know with most K-dramas we must suspend our disbelief and understand that logic doesn’t always get applied to the story. Which I’ve discovered is alos true for Korean Dramas. Yet, even armed with a year’s worth of drama watching under my belt I just couldn’t buy into this one.
Noona’s Rating = 5.5
My Mighty Princess
I have a huge-huge girl crush on Shin Min Ah, which is why I watched this. That and combined with a comedic action flick I was totally sold. It was all that I hoped it would be. It was wacky and zaney and crazy enough that the story worked even though it shouldn’t. The children of rare and deadly martial arts are destined to save the world as long as they can take on the mantle of their amazing parents. It has wire-fu, amazing fight scenes, campy humor, and a ridiculous story. It was an all-around fun time that I will probably watch again.
My most favorite thing about the whole show is the fact that Shin Min Ah’s character could take insane amounts of damage and never get harmed. She used this martial arts skill to put on a school play in which she was the Mighty Princess and the co-stars tried to beat the snot out of her. It was lots of fun and I totally recommend it!
Noona’s Rating = 7.5