A Tale of Legendary Libido Reviews

  • Apr 06, 2013

    Actually a surprisingly funny movie, with random dancing and hilarious anecdotes. Granted it is all about sexual adequacy and may not be for everyone. I enjoyed the humor.

    Actually a surprisingly funny movie, with random dancing and hilarious anecdotes. Granted it is all about sexual adequacy and may not be for everyone. I enjoyed the humor.

  • Jesse O Super Reviewer
    Mar 23, 2013

    I don't really know what was the point of this film. It really isn't a comedy, though there are some very silly scenes here and there that are very funny, but for the majority of the film it just isn't funny. There were a lot of jokes, or at least attempts at jokes, that didn't work and the film can go MINUTES at a time without a decent joke. Personally, I thought the story was absolutely horrible. Man with a tiny penis, by drinking a "potion", is blessed with the biggest penis in the village and is now lusted after every woman in the village. The only catch being that he can't have sex for 15 days after he drinks the potion or else he'll put the village in danger. He then proceeds to have sex with all the women in the village and that puts said village in danger. There's also, for some reason or another, a love story hidden here with Darling and Byun and to say this romance was terrible is an understatement. No chemistry between the leads whatsoever. The script completely fails at telling a coherent story. You're never sure where the film wants to go or what the point of it all is. I think the idea of this man, who lets lust get in his way, ends up destroying the village he loves and how he'll sacrifice himself for his "wife" in order to ensure her survival. Of course, this point is muddled because the script, as mentioned, has no idea where it wants to go or what it wants to do. The story is just horrible. It's not sure if it wants to be a comedy, a drama, a sex fantasy, a story about the importance of family and community. All these ideas juggled and none of them stands out in the least. Of course, there is the predictable melodrama that is always forced into a Korean comedy. It's no good here either and, unsurprisingly when looking at the rest of the film, serves no purpose whatsoever. So really, this film is a complete mess from top-to-bottom. There are still some really funny moments here, well funny considering the quality of the film, so that keeps it from being a disaster of epic proportions, but I still can't recommend this film to anybody at all.

    I don't really know what was the point of this film. It really isn't a comedy, though there are some very silly scenes here and there that are very funny, but for the majority of the film it just isn't funny. There were a lot of jokes, or at least attempts at jokes, that didn't work and the film can go MINUTES at a time without a decent joke. Personally, I thought the story was absolutely horrible. Man with a tiny penis, by drinking a "potion", is blessed with the biggest penis in the village and is now lusted after every woman in the village. The only catch being that he can't have sex for 15 days after he drinks the potion or else he'll put the village in danger. He then proceeds to have sex with all the women in the village and that puts said village in danger. There's also, for some reason or another, a love story hidden here with Darling and Byun and to say this romance was terrible is an understatement. No chemistry between the leads whatsoever. The script completely fails at telling a coherent story. You're never sure where the film wants to go or what the point of it all is. I think the idea of this man, who lets lust get in his way, ends up destroying the village he loves and how he'll sacrifice himself for his "wife" in order to ensure her survival. Of course, this point is muddled because the script, as mentioned, has no idea where it wants to go or what it wants to do. The story is just horrible. It's not sure if it wants to be a comedy, a drama, a sex fantasy, a story about the importance of family and community. All these ideas juggled and none of them stands out in the least. Of course, there is the predictable melodrama that is always forced into a Korean comedy. It's no good here either and, unsurprisingly when looking at the rest of the film, serves no purpose whatsoever. So really, this film is a complete mess from top-to-bottom. There are still some really funny moments here, well funny considering the quality of the film, so that keeps it from being a disaster of epic proportions, but I still can't recommend this film to anybody at all.

  • Dec 20, 2009

    This Korean comedy involves a young man whose cock is set on fire accidentally by his brother as a teenager so it doesn't work properly and is a laughing stock to all the women in his village. But thanks to a monk who tells him to drink a concotion Byeon gets the power of a million viagra tablets - a never ending erection!! This is a very funny comedy with plenty of laughs on show.

    This Korean comedy involves a young man whose cock is set on fire accidentally by his brother as a teenager so it doesn't work properly and is a laughing stock to all the women in his village. But thanks to a monk who tells him to drink a concotion Byeon gets the power of a million viagra tablets - a never ending erection!! This is a very funny comedy with plenty of laughs on show.

  • Dec 01, 2009

    I wouldn't have thought of such a story.

    I wouldn't have thought of such a story.

  • May 24, 2009

    Hillarious movie, a must see :D Loved it !

    Hillarious movie, a must see :D Loved it !

  • Dec 16, 2008

    This movie was hilarious! The plot summary is fairly accurate though it took a while for Flixster to add this to their database (so this is all kind of fuzzy). A fair amount of nudity in this film as well but what do you expect from a sex-comedy about a guy with the ultimate in male prowess satisfying all of the women in his village? Funny stuff highly recommended to those with an open mind for laughs!

    This movie was hilarious! The plot summary is fairly accurate though it took a while for Flixster to add this to their database (so this is all kind of fuzzy). A fair amount of nudity in this film as well but what do you expect from a sex-comedy about a guy with the ultimate in male prowess satisfying all of the women in his village? Funny stuff highly recommended to those with an open mind for laughs!

  • Dec 13, 2008

    This movie is so incredible ridiculous that it's actually good.

    This movie is so incredible ridiculous that it's actually good.

  • Nov 04, 2008

    This Korean comedy involves a young man whose cock is set on fire accidentally by his brother as a teenager so it doesn't work properly and is a laughing stock to all the women in his village. But thanks to a monk who tells him to drink a concotion Byeon gets the power of a million viagra tablets - a never ending erection!! This is a very funny comedy with plenty of laughs on show.

    This Korean comedy involves a young man whose cock is set on fire accidentally by his brother as a teenager so it doesn't work properly and is a laughing stock to all the women in his village. But thanks to a monk who tells him to drink a concotion Byeon gets the power of a million viagra tablets - a never ending erection!! This is a very funny comedy with plenty of laughs on show.