The Fangirl’s Movie Review: The Witch Part 1: The Subversion

Are you looking for a suspenseful movie that stars a talented new actress and Choi Woo Shik with amazing hair? Then look no further than The Witch Part 1. Come find out what we felt about the movie and if this is your next must see film.

TRAILER:

SYNOPSIS:

10 years ago, Ja Yoon escaped from a government facility in the midst of an inexplicable incident by herself and lost all her memory. An old couple takes her in even though she doesn’t know her name or age. She grows up to be a bright high school student and enters a nationally televised audition program to win the top prize and help her struggling family out. As soon as she appears on TV, strange people start appearing in her life. A man named ‘Nobleman’ constantly roams around her, in addition to ‘Dr. Baek’ and ‘Mr. Choi’ who have been searching for her since her disappearance. Ja Yoon’s life falls into turmoil as they turn her seemingly ordinary life upside down in a blink of an eye. (MyDramaList)

THE PLOT

Clkytta:  A young girl escapes from a hellish government facility and finds a home with a loving family? Yeah, that’s right up my alley. I was sucked right into this plot with all its twists and turns.

Kmuse: I loved that whenever I felt I knew where this movie was going things twisted and I had to look at everyone’s actions in a completely different light. While I do wish we had a bit more fleshing out on some of the bad guy characters, I was very satisfied as a whole.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Kmuse: This director was very talented on focusing on the micro-expressions on various characters. This was especially true with the main actress who blew me away with her performance. So many nuances that the director caught perfectly. Also the action sequences were very well done.

Clkytta: They made really good use of setting and light in this drama. The cinematography draws you in and makes you feel like you are in the room with the characters. It feels very real.

CHARACTER OBSERVATIONS

Clkytta: Oh my gosh! I loved Ja Yoon so much. She wasn’t broken from her past, and she was so much more than we were led to believe at first. Her character was so complex, one minute I was in love with her, another minute I was scared of her, and then I loved her again.

Choi Woo Shik plays the Nobleman, and he gave me the shivers, all the shivers, good and bad. I am so impressed with his ability to play the villain. He will always be Ho Goo to me, but let me tell you, he’s got some serious talent in playing the bad guy. He’s going to the top of my Hot Bad Guys list.

Kmuse: I know this is a bit shallow but can we discuss how gorgeous Choi Woo Shik and his hair was? I halfway wanted to pause every time he was on screen so I could appreciate all the pretty. I do wish the bad guys had more background info other than being generic bad guys.

OVERALL REACTION

Clkytta: I gave this movie an 8.5/10. It’s pretty violent, so this is not a movie for the squeamish. It isn’t all blood and bleak moments though. I really loved Ja Yoon’s character and how complex she was.

Kmuse: This was a fun movie to watch. I give it an 8/10 because I do feel that we could have had a bit more expansion into various characters but on a whole i was very satisfied.

Til our next movie adventure,

The Fangirls

Dramas with a Side of Kimchi

*This movie contains graphic violence

2 thoughts on “The Fangirl’s Movie Review: The Witch Part 1: The Subversion

    • I believe that a part 2 has already been confirmed. The first movie does end with an opening for a second movie but felt complete with this story arc.

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