JUNG_Ean ambitious new sci-fi movie from Train to Busan directed by Yeon Sang Ho, dominating the Netflix Top 10 as soon as it debuted.Although it marks the visionary director’s welcome return to Netflix production following his K-Drama Hellbound (2021), Yung is not A creative who’s working on two projects at the same time on a streaming service — that’s an actress. Kim Hyun JooKim’s character, JUNG_E, is neither the main character of the film nor the performer Kim was originally billed for. JUNG_E Without Kim’s devastating and nuanced performance as the main character’s mother, the film would lack the second half of its soul. , coincidentally, that Kim is also the lead of an ongoing Netflix-distributed K-drama. trolley As a modern Korean human mother, in a not-so-similarly charming performance JUNG_E future mercenary. Is the 45-year-old actress working on her two projects at the same time?Yes please. Both roles serve as mirrors for unintended themes.
What is “JUNG_E”?
A premise that is too realistic to be reassuring will drive humanity into space if we do not address climate change. A handful of the 80 Refuges floating among the stars split apart and wage an ongoing war against the rest of humanity — JUNG_E open at media resolution Follow an unnamed female soldier on the battlefield. Her instantly proven skills (those moves, damn it) and turbulent grit (thanks for the realism) are reminiscent of past action her heroines like Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) in alien franchise. That, coupled with Kim Hyun-joo’s ferocity, seems to be all the table setting you need for a sci-fi action roller coaster.
However, this soldier receives a well-timed blast from one of the robot attackers.this may have been the acceleration Psycho Time for a shower? Fake death maybe? The woman wasn’t dead, but she wasn’t ‘technically’ alive, so it’s definitely a fake story. People are now surrounded by engineers taking notes, tweaking firmware, separating parts, and taking AI offline.
“JUNG_E’s true battlefield is identity and empathy”
JUNG_EThe true battlefield of . The imitator android began life as Captain Yoon Jeong Yi, a human mercenary responsible for the Allied Forces’ greatest victory over the schismatic faction. Captain Yoon’s passion, glimpsed in AI simulations, isn’t born out of his deep-rooted love for the planet. young daughter Yoon Seo Hyun (Park So-yi) has lung cancer. In the 22nd century, where tumors can be removed with ridiculously expensive surgery and humanity continues to war with each other, military mercenary work is the best way for a single mother to operate.
Seohyun’s surgery is a success, and Jungyi’s final mission goes awry, leaving her in a coma. The only other member of Jung-yi’s family on earth, destroyed by her grief, unable to provide for Seo-hyun’s future due to her own poverty. Combat android.
Over 30 years later, Seohyun is now directing the JUNG_E project. Just as Seohyun’s mother joined the intergalactic battle to save her daughter’s life, Seohyun aims to reclaim her mother’s legacy as a hero through the JUNG_E project.Their passion is personal. Yes, circumstances are a means to an end. Several mitigating factors – the eventual return of Seohyun’s cancer, the peace treaty nullifying the JUNG_E project, employees using one of his models as a sex toy – Seohyun fully conscious of his Choose to help JUNG_E escape. institution.
Kim Hyun-joo’s performance gives ‘JUNG_E’ the grounding it needs
It fits Yeon Sang Ho’s style JUNG_E Becoming a deep psychological meditation on sadness, motherhood as humanity, and love packaged within the aesthetics of genre works. The dehumanization of both war and cancer is shown in the painful tears that Jung Yi holds back when Seo Hyun offers her a lucky charm. A frightened child need not be afraid of his parents. Her love burns stronger than the pain, as seen in Jung Yi gently stroking Seohyun’s hair and in her quietly reassuring lines of the actress.Inside the JUNG_E model, amputated from the waist down and with wires dangling from it, Kim’s confused screams of terror are barely audible as Seohyun restores Jung Yi’s consciousness to full consciousness. Her subsequent weakened fatigue when asked if she had found the and grounds JUNG_E‘s emotional core while enhancing the film’s overall impact.
If Jeong Yi goes to space war to save his daughter’s life, trolley After decades of hiding from life-changing events, Kim Hye-joo’s battlefields are inspiring. The series raises awareness of some of the more taboo subjects in South Korea through its protagonist, a politician’s wife (Hae-joo). Secrets of her past are revealed along with current revelations about her family whom she loves. her dedication to running her book repair shop, her consistently cheerful response to the needs of her husband and her daughter, and her refusal to take the limelight of her husband’s career. Between things, it’s clear that Hye-joo is a kind, if reserved, soul. A more complicated dynamic was her older adopted son, whose indiscretion cast a shadow of contention on his father. The delicate, rapidly shifting lines on Kim’s face—her gut reactions, backpedaling, and her painful guilt—are more than just terse, morally black-and-white sentences. is talking about
Kim’s mirroring role feels real, not exaggerated
But Kim never lies or exaggerates when asked to act out high levels of emotion on a frequent basis. Hae-joo’s steadfast need for privacy stems from her trauma following a sexual assault in high school. After calling the police, her best friend’s brother, the perpetrator, took his own life. The family and town blamed and denounced her, believing her reputation for having a promising boy enter college instead of an orphaned girl. The security and trust she feels in her husband and daughter will never be shaken by a thought, expression, or action, but the perpetrator’s sister bent on revenge. Even before invading her life, a tragic local event triggers Hae-ju’s memory. She either scoffs at her husband’s invitations, or she automatically raises her voice when a stranger enters her bedroom without permission. Later, when her yet again traumatic incident tragically strikes near her home, her sobs double down on her or drive her to her ground. Hae Joo’s previously relaxed body Her language is always hunched, avoiding her gaze. Her once calm voice sounds strained as her fingers pinch her skin.
regardless of the difference JUNG_E When trolley, Kim’s acting grounds each role with equal credibility without overlapping undeniable similarities. Each one is captivating, sophisticated and unique, highlighting different facets of the veteran actress’ talent. Both Jung Yi and Hae Joo are caught in unjust situations by powerful forces beyond their control, and both represent very complex themes such as motherhood, grief, and humiliation as people. personable, understandably sympathetic, and wonderfully rendered.