I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (Saibogujiman kwenchana) Reviews
Moments that are grim are fantasy, and what we are left with is an affectionate look at human foibles, and a story of tender, intimate love. One inmate's intense and loving determination to save another achieves more than a trunkful of theories, drugs, and gadgets.
You have to let go and let the movie take you where it wants to, and you will be glad you went for this ride.
The asylum setting is tedious and I hate the cyborg stuff.
This story is generally about how the two schizophrenic patients comfort each other and fall in love. Crazy!
Chan-Wook Park is the director with his unique style in film language. His works are very recognizable and always with great fun (to some extent, as those of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Wes Anderson). I like Chan-Wook Park's works for their beautiful appearance-jumping cut, flexible camera, bright colors and interesting soundtrack- rather than the story itself. Olyboy, Stoker and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance are all about cruel revenge and are a little too bloody for me. Besides, for me. it's difficult to get why those stories develop and end in a certain crazy way, maybe because I'm just not as crazy as those characters in the stories.
But I really enjoy "I'm a Cyborg. But That's OK". Yes, it's still crazy. But who cares how crazy it is, since all the characters live in a mental hospital. We cannot understand their imagination world. Just enjoy! There is no much bloody in this film. Happiness and cruelty are very well balanced.
I can appreciate that Chan Wook Park is a good Director with his own visual flair. I wouldn't mind seeing some of his other work but I honestly can't say I enjoyed this one.
I guess movies about crazy people just isn't my thing.