Clearly designed to win a cult following, its "chuck everything, including the kitchen sink in" approach to weirdery treads a fine line between "endearingly bat's-arse" and "trying a bit too hard".
Punk graphics and a snaking camera add zest to the story, which is alternately heartbreaking, suspenseful, and darkly funny.
Part thriller, part dark comedy, part sci-fi epic, Save the Green Planet is both insanely addictive and completely insane.
The film oscillates between wild humour, suspense, horror and pathos, sometimes all in one shot. It's quite something.
Save the Green Planet may look like an ironic, jet black comedy -- and it succeeds brilliantly on that level -- but in it's sad and wistful heart, it's a completely sincere call for saving the Earth.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Wrapped up in all this madness is an affecting human core.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Save The Green Planet has a free-ranging mood, mixing tragedy and comedy irregularly, but Jeong's film is equally free with genre, and entertains its audience openly before pouring on the astringent.
Writer/director Jang Jun Hwan has an imagination to be envied, and luckily he knows how to deploy it to full effect
| Original Score: 4/5
Por incrível que pareça, a estranhíssima mistura de gêneros orquestrada por Jun-hwan Jeong funciona muitíssimo bem na maior parte do tempo.
| Original Score: 4/5
Like any roller-coaster ride, it may make you queasy, but you'll never be bored.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Made up of equal parts whimsy and dementia, Jang Jun-hwan relentlessly pushes his story of madness, revenge and petty power plays to the limit.
| Original Score: B-
Demented yet somehow humane, Save The Green Planet is a visually ingenious hybrid melding horror, black comedy, revenge thriller and science fiction into an unpredictable, cohesive whole.
Entertaining, visually inventive and truly out-there.
| Original Score: 3/4
Grand Guignol comedy
...has a Hitchcockian sense of suspense to it
There's a very human story within the one involving possible space aliens.
The film's success is mainly down to its vibrant energy. Cinematography is zappy, making much use of tricky visual effects, and performances are manic.
Somehow, Jang manages to meld shocking sadism, slapstick laughs and a poignant political plea into a head-spinning trip that, it seems safe to say, is like none you've taken before.
Part serial-killer policier, part Body Snatchers science fiction, this ferociously entertaining hybrid marks the most welcome arrival of South Korean filmmaker Jang Joon-Hwan into a tired, been-there/done-that genre scene.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
If I really had to break Save the Green Planet down I would say that it's Carpenter's They Live by way of Scorsese's King of Comedy.
| Original Score: 9/10