The concept of bullying in schools has been repeatedly revisited in Asian cinema, as it seems to be one of the main issues concerning the SE societies in particular, occasionally resulting in masterpieces, as the ones we included in our corresponding list. Yun-heng has just been transferred to a new school, after a series of events that are later revealed in the film, which also make her being reluctant about connecting to other classmates. And while these are quite interesting in contextual terms, they lack in presentation, mostly due to a single approach, as Wang also wants to show that, in this setting, no one is inherently good or bad. This approach is what faults the narrative for the most part, since all of the characters are presented as victims and perpetrators at the same time, despite the fact that Ke-chien has the role of the villain distinctly from the beginning.
Film Review: Girl’s Revenge (2020) by Weica Wang
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Scrolling through Twitter last week, one tweet stuck out from the usual unhealthy mix of hate-mongering and racism. It was clear, after letting it simmer for a couple of seconds, that it was indeed the Tweet of the Day. Anyway, the tweet. Profanity by itself — devoid of any subtext, layers or wit — is utterly pointless, regardless of whether it is a man or a woman using it. Sure, in a country like ours, where only a year ago, a similar female ensemble film, Lipstick Under My Burkha, was butchered for simply showing women being women, not censoring cursing is some sort of progress. Which is why I bring up that brilliant tweet.
Like most South Korean revenge movies, this is fast, vicious, and brutal. The acting is great, with a memorable performance from the lead character, a talented young actor who could also break your face. Also, it is refreshing and a little different to see that our man out for vengeance is a sixteen-year-old boy.
In the '90s, Hollywood picked up on a new trend when they discovered the horror films coming out of Asia. Whether it was the Japanese or Korean horror movies, America started remaking them left and right. However, as the case seems to always be, Hollywood rarely seemed to get the feel and atmosphere right when remaking Asian horror. Here is a look at the best Asian horror movies of all-time.