Every once in a while comes a movie that makes you stop, think and reevaluate your life. This one’s not it. This is the one you see to laugh out loud with a bunch of moviegoers.
It was another crowd pleaser of a film with The Huntresses this Wednesday as the dynamic trio of Jin-ok, Hong-dan and Ga-bi hunt down the bad guys in the funniest way possible. Bounty hunting and martial arts never looked so fun.
Jin-ok is the fearless leader, with a secret past that will come to light before she enacts her revenge against a mortal enemy. Hong-dan is the goofy newlywed, who is trying to please the impossible demands of her mother-in-law. Ga-bi is just the badass assassin with impeccable aim who somehow develops an attraction for a bumbling police constable with a knack for camouflage. It’s hijinx, disguises and tomfoolery worth of a 60’s spy movie with a kicking soundtrack and medieval gadgetry to boot. It’s Charlie’s Angels in 17th century Korea.
Recommended in a Fantasia Festival setting. It’s a very vivid and colorful film plenty of characters you’re familiar with but like old friends, it’s always nice to see them again.
That will do for now.
- July 24: Predestination (Australia)
- July 25: The Infinite Man (Australia)
- July 27: The Midnight Swim (USA)
- July 28: Premature (USA)
- July 31: When Animals Dream (Denmark)
- August 2: Time Lapse (USA)
- August 5: Space Station 76 (USA)