Barking Dogs Never Bite Movie
My Score: 6.5/10
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Genre: Dark Comedy
Summary: A man can’t stand the barking he hears in his apartment complex. He decides to take extreme measures about it. Meanwhile, he’s trying to get money together for a bribe so he can become a professor.
A woman who works near the complex notices that dogs keep going missing and decides to figure out why.
Review: Okay, first of all, no dogs were actually harmed during the making of this movie… and it clearly states that before the movie starts. Nevertheless, if you really love dogs and just can’t deal with the thought of anything bad happening to them, then you will probably not really enjoy this movie. It’s not terribly violent or anything. I was aghast at times, but there was nothing that made me really upset about the movie, (though I did have to tell myself that the dogs weren’t really in any danger a few times during it…).
I liked how the characters interacted with each other. I almost felt bad for the guy since his wife seemed so cold, but by the end, I was siding with her since it was apparent that he was pretty much a loser. The worker girl and her friend were fun to watch as well.
This is a dark comedy/satire film… though the humor is a kind of dry wit genre. The plot was interesting because I wanted to see how the people who were involved in capturing the dogs would be caught… or if they’d even be caught at all.
It was an interesting movie, and it did keep my attention till the end, though it was a bit slow at times. Apparently there was a parody of the Dog of Flanders, (which was actually the Korean name for the film), at the end. I haven’t seen that anime, so it was a bit lost on me… haha.
My Score: 7/10