Seobok – Toronto after Dark Review

Seobok – Toronto after Dark Review
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Ex intelligence agent Ki Heon is tasked with safely transporting Seo Bok, the first ever human clone, who holds the secret of eternal life. Several forces try to take control of Seo Bok to serve their own agendas.

 

Lee Yong-ju writes and directs Seobok, which is absolutely fantastic. It is part human genetical engineering/science fiction, part thriller, and part action that delivers on all fronts and packs a powerful punch. There is also part of the movie that is about morality and human cloning, which is really poignant, Seobok delivers on every front and creates a truly fantastic movie.

The film focuses on ex intelligence agent Ki played by Gong Yoo who is tasked with transporting Seo Bok played by Park Bo-Gum who is the first ever human clone and because of this he holds the clues to immortality. Other agencies and different people are after Seo Bok because they want him to figure out how to crack the code and become immortal themselves and make the worlds greatest weapon. What no one seems to understand is that Seo Bok has more than meets the eye to him, he has telekinetic powers and this creates a new world for the film to explore.

Seobok works for all the different atmospheres the film brings to life, and the story that is brought to life through the script. This is an engaging, thrilling, action thriller that continuously changes  the audience perspective of what to expect and what is going on, as each twist and turn delivers something different. No one can be trusted throughout Seobok, except for Ki Heon who develops an interesting relationship with Seo Bok, while I wouldn’t say it’s a father son relationship its also not a solely friendship, it’s a combination between the two.

With the chemistry between Gong Yoo and Park Bo-Gum Seobok truly captures the audiences emotional lens. With the heavy emotional pack that underlines the entire film, and the action packed scenes throughout the film Seobok delivers on all fronts for an engaging and thoroughly enjoyable adventure.

8

Great

My earliest movie memory, outside of my home theatre in my basement, was going to the local Video 99 and wanting to rent ET only to be told by the shop owner it was playing down the street in theatres. My love for cinema has been alive for as long as I can honestly remember. I would frequent the cinema minutes down from my house daily. It was a second home. Movies are an escape from the everyday world, a window into the soul, a distant friend. If I’m not watching a movie, I’m probably watching a tv show, if I’m doing neither I’m asleep.

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