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Review: Who is the “Monster?” The Serial Killer or the Family that Created Him?

Reading the typical plot synopsis for “Monster,”directed by Hwang In Ho, you might think that it falls under the genre of revenge thriller or horror. While the movie does have some of their elements, it might be better thought of as something else . In fact, at times I found the shifts in tone very jarring and confusing, moving from the overly comical to the horrific and repulsive in a few minutes, leaving me with the impression that the director did not truly respect his material.

Kim Go Eun as Bok Soon

The story concerns two miserable families, one much worse than the other. (It could even be said that it actually involves three miserable families, but I am avoiding spoilers.) In the first family there is Bok Soon (Kim Go Eun), a mentally handicapped young woman who sells produce at a street stall to support herself and her younger sister, Eun Jung (Kim Bo Ra)

Film “Monster” Starring Kim Go Eun and Lee Min Ki to Screen in LA This Week

Action thriller movie “Monster” starring Kim Go Eun and Lee Min Ki will have its US premier this Friday in Los Angeles, just one day after its Korean release.


Bok-Soon (KIM Go-Eun) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho bitch” in her neighborhood. Bok-Soon’s relatively peaceful life with her sister is disrupted when they cross paths with a serial killer named Tae-Soo (LEE Min-Ki). Tae-Soo kills Bok-Soon’s sister because she may have stumbled upon the truth of his murderous lifestyle. Bok-Soon’s rage consumes her completely, leading her to plot her revenge on Tae Soo

“Monster – Movie”

Bok-soon (played by Kim Go-eun-I) is mentally challenged. She's intelligent enough to make a living as a street peddler, but that's the full extent of her abilities. The young woman has trouble keeping track of anything but the most simple short-term reasoning, although she does easily understand the concept of love. Ironically, the titular monster of this film, Tae-soo (played by Lee Min-ki) shares almost the exact same basic personality traits. It's just that where a bad day for Bok-soon means screaming like a crazy person and conking people on the head, a bad day for Tae-soo means brutally and violently murdering everyone in the room.

A lot of weirdness ensues as these two people interact with a real world that they only barely understand with radically different results. The shifts between scenes are perplexing- in one stretch we go from discovering the terrible secret behind Tae-soo's pottery, Bok-soon lightheartedly preparing for an epic quest, people abruptly and comically getting lost in the woods, to a bizarrely misleading showdown at an isolated cabin

Kim Go-eun-I, from girl to woman

Actress Kim Go-eun-I's photo collection is different this time.

Kim Go-eun-I who predicted a massive change in character in the movie "Monster - Movie", modeled for the fashion magazine Marie Claire.

She had once wished that she would become a loveable character one day and this time, she appeared as a mesmerizing character in the magazine.

She's laying down with a knife in her hand and leaning on the wall with a seductive look.

"Monster - Movie" is a thriller about stone-cold killer Tae-soo and Bok-soon who lost her sister to him. To be released on the 13th of March.

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Lee Min-ki has 4% fat in his body

Actor Lee Min-ki mentioned his body during the making of the movie "Monster - Movie".

The press conference of the movie "Monster - Movie" was held in Seoul at the Lotte Card Art Center on the 25th. Lee Min-ki and Kim Go-eun-I were there.

About revealing his body, Lee Min-ki said, "I don't usually take pictures but this time I did. I wondered if it was possible of me to have such a body".

He said, "The last time I checked, I had 4% fat in my body. It was tough to maintain it and I didn't know I had veins on my stomach. I was so tired I had to let go of this body as soon as the production was over".

Along with some highlight scenes of the movie, this day's event also held a quiz.

"Monster - Movie" is a thriller about stone-cold murderer Tae-soo (Lee Min-ki) and Bok-soon (Kim Go-eun-I) who lost her sister to him

Actor Lee Min Ki Shed 17kg to Portray Killer in New Movie

Lee Min Ki described how he worked to transform into a ruthless killer.

On February 13, Lee Min Ki attended the production presentation of his new film “Monster” at the Lotte Cinema located in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul. He revealed the behind-the-scenes story of how he lost 17kg (approx. 37.5 lbs) in order to best portray his character.

Lee Min Ki said, “Taesoo, my character, is very keen and edgy, so I thought it would be best to just be in the same state as the character than acting out the lines. I gained some weight and then lost 16-17kg. My total body fat went down to 4% at one point,” explaining the reason for his weight loss.

He added, “So I became very edgy. I thought it would help me to portray a killer naturally.”

Lee Min Ki also underwent hard training for a scene where he exposed his entire backside

[Photos] Red Carpet : 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards

Han Hyo-joo at the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards in Seoul on Friday.

Kim Hye-soo and Yoo Joon-sang

Kim Seon-young

Lee Yeon-hee

So I-hyeon

Im Soo-jeong

Kim Min-hee

Moon Jeong-hee

Eom Ji-won

Park Bo-yeong

Uhm Jung-hwa

Nam Bo-ra

Kim Go-eun-I

Jeong Eun-chae

Lee Eun-woo

Kong Hyo-jin

Ko Ah-seong and Song Kang-ho

Lee Hyun-woo

Jeong Woo-seong

Lee Byeong-Heon

Jo Jeong-seok

Choi Jin-hyeok

Choi Daniel

Lee Joon

Hwang Jeong-min

Ryoo Seung-ryong

Seol Kyeong-gu and Lee Joon-ik

Ahn Seong-gi

Yeo Jin-goo

Lee Jeong-jae

Korean movies opening today 2013/10/17 in Korea

Korean movies opening today 2013/10/17 in Korea; "Fasten Your Seatbelt", "Queen of the Night", "Neverdie Butterfly", "Vacation", "Silk Flower"

"Fasten Your Seatbelt" (2013)

Directed by Ha Jeong-woo

With Jeong Kyeong-ho, Han Seong-cheon, Kim Jae-hwa, Choi Kyoo-hwan, Kim Gi-cheon, Kim Byeong-ok,...

Formerly known as "Roller Coaster"
A plane headed to Tokyo from Kimpo with a Hallyu star on board runs into an unexpected storm and is in danger of crashing. The various types of passengers and flight attendants go through a funny round of events and this scenario was written and directed by actor Ha Jeong-woo.

"Queen of the Night" (2013)

Directed by Kim Je-yeong

With Cheon Jeong-myeong, Kim Min-jeong, Kim Gi-bang, Lee Mi-do, Lee Joo-won, Ji Dae-han,

2PM’s Junho to star in “A Touch of Zen”

2PM member Junho is starring in the Lee Byeong-Heon and Jeon Do-yeon movie "A Touch of Zen".

Lotte Entertainment claimed that Junho, Lee Kyeong-yeong, Kim Tae-woo and Bae Soo-bin are going to start filming early this month.

"A Touch of Zen" is a story of Seol-lang (Jeon Do-yeon) who hides her identity and raises her daughter Seol-hee (Kim Go-eun-I) as a secret weapon for revenge but reunites with Deok-gi (Lee Byeong-Heon) who desires the position of king.

Junho stars as an ambitious warrior named Yool. Lee Kyeong-yeong stars as Jon-bok, master to Deok-gi, Seol-lang and Poong-cheon and son of a very powerful man. Bae Soo-bin is Poong-cheon, a head of a group he put together with Deok-gi and Seol-lang

Updated cast for the upcoming Korean movie “A Touch of Zen”

Updated cast for the upcoming Korean movie "A Touch of Zen" (2013)

Directed by Park Heung-sik

With Lee Byeong-Heon, Jeon Do-yeon, Kim Go-eun-I, Kim Tae-woo, Junho, Bae Soo-bin,... More

During the age of military when riots would never end, Poong-cheon, Seol-lang and Deok-gi used to lead the riots. The moment their cause has been realized, Deok-gi's betrayal leads to the death of Poong-cheon and Seol-lang disappears with Poong-cheon's sword and her daughter Hong-i. She leaves a message saying, "You will die in the hands of me and Hong-i".

Release date in Korea : 2014