Contemporary, Movies

A Werewolf Boy (2012): Movie Review

I’ve watched my first movie of 2015! I woke up super early for work and decided to browse on Netflix. I kept seeing A Werewolf Boy as a recommendation and decided to watch it.

Plot 

A mother moves with her older daughter (Park Bo-Young) and younger daughter (Kim Hyang-Gi) to a large home in the country side. The older daughter suffers from a lung ailment and her doctor advised the family to move out into the country side. The home is provided by Ji-Tae (Yoo Yeon-Seok), the son of a business partner who worked with their deceased father.

While the family gets acclimated to their new surroundings, the older daughter makes a remarkable discovery. Within a locked room in the barn lives a wild boy (Song Joong-Ki). The family takes him in believing he is just an orphan with little social skills. The boy with little social skills begins to take an interest in the oldest daughter. Meanwhile, Ji-Tae has his own plans in marrying the oldest daughter. What’s the secret behind the wild boy?

Commentary

The movie was very entertaining to watch and I highly recommend it. The OST was really good, i really liked the song My Prince by Park Bo Young. I loved the character development in the film. For example, Chul Soo, the werewolf, was more like an animal than man, but as the film went on, he started becoming more human because of Sun Yi. He could not speak in his first encounter with Sun Yi, but when it became evident that Sun Yi could not be with him, he uttered his first words “don’t go” to her.

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I did not expect myself to be crying in this film, but it was really hard to hold in my tears. The ending was very bittersweet. Even though it was obvious that Sun Yi and Chul Soo were not going to end up together, I was still rooting for them to be together. The way Chul Soo looked at Sun Yi throughout the movie, you could tell it was love. It was so cute how he followed and only listened to Sun Yi, and he was very devoted to her. I felt really bad for Chul Soo, especially when he was locked up in a room. I despised the villain of the movie. He caused most of the problems in the film and tried to make Chul Soo look like the villain in front of everyone. I didn’t expect the villain to be very murderous just because Sun Yi kept rejecting him. The ending had me crying so much. In the beginning of the movie, Sun Yi is introduced as an old woman and she goes back to South Korea because her dead mother has left an inheritance. Most of the film is told in a flashback of her younger days. By the end of the film, she is reunited with Chul Soo. It broke my heart that he has not aged after being 47 years separated from her, while she has. He waited for her to return after all that time, and my heart broke into two.

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I really didn’t expect this film to be such a tearjerker! I really loved Song Joong Ki’s acting was superb and believable. I will definitely check out more of his movies and dramas!

Final Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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