I’m A Cyborg, But That’s Okay
My Score: 8/10
Director: Park Chan-Wook
Summary: Young-goon is sent to a mental hospital after she harms herself thinking she’s thinks a cyborg. Because she thinks she’s a cyborg, she refuses to eat, since she thinks it will harm her mechanical innards. Her mother tells her not to let anyone know she’s a cyborg… after Young-goon’s grandmother was admitted for thinking she was a mouse, Young-goon’s mother doesn’t want anymore embarrassment.
Once at the hospital, Young-goon eventually meets Il-soon, who thinks he is slowly disappearing and believes he can steal other people’s traits. They soon fall in love and Il-soon tries to find out how to help her eat… since if she doesn’t eat soon, she will obviously die or remain weak for the rest of her life.
Review: This is a playful and entertaining movie. Since it takes place in a mental hospital, there are a lot of interesting characters to get to watch. It’s really fun to see how they interact with each other. It’s also a pretty original plot… a nice twist on a normal romantic comedy.
I liked the set. It really had a whimsical atmosphere. The walls were interesting to look at, as well as the outside grounds of the hospital.
Rain is adorable as Il-soon, who has a sort of innocence about him. Young-goon looks strange without her eyebrows (which she lost early in the movie due to the accident that lead her to the hospital), but she has an innocence about her that Lim Soo-Jung pulls off as well.
It’s a good movie to watch more than once as well, since you can notice more of the things Il-soon does the more you watch.
My Score: 8/10; unique story and characters