The Fangirl’s Movie Review: Forgotten (Spoiler Free)

Every now and then you will come across a movie that leaves you wondering what you just watched.  Forgotten is that type of movie (but in a good way.)  Join Kmuse and Clkytta as they try to share their thoughts about this Korean film without giving any spoilers.  It is harder than you would expect.

WARNING: This is not a light and fluffy movie.  You will be left feeling awe at the talented directing, acting, and storytelling…but the plot/events will mess with your head.  You have been warned!

Trailer:

SYNOPSIS: After moving into their new home, two brothers go out for a walk.  While running home for a quick errand, the older brother is kidnapped. When he returns, he doesn’t seem to be the same person. Secrets begin to unravel and nothing stays forgotten forever.

THE PLOT:

Kmuse: I literally sat in my chair wondering what I can say about this drama without giving away spoilers.  I guess I will be vague since half of the enjoyment is not knowing what the heck is going on.  Both of my girls joined me for this one simply because the watched ten minutes and then had to find out if the leading man was crazy or not.  Without going into details I will simply say that there were many twists and turns to the story and I was not expecting any of them.

Clkytta: I spent the whole movie coming up with conspiracy theories in my head and none of them were right. Every time you think you have it figured out, this movie yells “Plot twist” and the whole room changes. Nothing is what it seems, nothing, and no one.  Wait, can I say that and still be spoiler free?

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Kmuse:  The director was AMAZING.  I totally got Hitchcock vibes and there was scene after scene of suspense that was amped to the nth degree simply because the directing and music was off the charts tense.  I especially loved the various chase scenes.  The way the director would focus in and out between the lead and his pursuers was masterful.  For a show that wasn’t a horror film nor a violent film, I sure jumped a lot.

Clkytta: I agree with what Kmuse said exactly. This really gives off a modern Hitchcock feel. You can’t help but feel a part of the scene and sit on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next. The way they used the house as the setting really added to the suspense as you wonder what is going on.

CHARACTER OBSERVATIONS:

Kmuse: This was really a story between the two younger men.  So much tension and so many questions arose between their interactions.  Was highly impressed with both actors.  There were other side characters but they were pretty much forgettable….Ha.  No pun intended.

Clkytta: In Kdramas, few things are as strong as the bond between brothers. That’s what makes the suspense in this movie so strong as we wonder what is real and what isn’t? The acting was really well done, I didn’t expect any less of Kang Ha Neul, but now Kim Moo Yul is on my radar. His ability to transform into character was phenomenal.  The only side character I liked was the mother, Na Young Hee is one of my favorite drama moms and I liked how she played this role.

OVERALL REACTION:

 Kmuse: I liked the movie.  I don’t think I would ever watch it again since it did make my emotions very raw.  If you like suspense I highly recommend.  If that is not your genre than you might want to take a miss this time around.

Clkytta: This movie grabbed me and shook me hard. I still have conflicting emotions about this movie, it hit me pretty hard emotionally.  I recommend this if you like suspense and if you like movies that make you feel conflicted.

Til our next movie adventure,

The Fangirls
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi

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One thought on “The Fangirl’s Movie Review: Forgotten (Spoiler Free)

  1. Hmmm. I really liked how the movie was filmed, however as soon as the gotcha moment came and went the whole scary Hitchcock style couldn’t support the reason for it all. If it has stayed with supernatural I would have loved it. Instead it became a makjang revenge movie.

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