The Flu (2013)
Good concept, poorly executed.
It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.
While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.
The best films of this genre always show a path and provide a takeaway for being a better person.
First i have to say this movie was perfect .amazing outbreak movie with amazing cast and amazing director.the story was amazing too it includes Love and courage at the same time.and i have to say that Hyuk Jang and Soo Ae are amazing couple in the movie and even the child Min-ah Park is an astonishing actress.the movie talks about a guy that would do everything for the girl he love.and the director Sung-su Kim made his own perfect movie.this movie is a must watch and it should get a wide release in cinemas.i gave this movie 10/10 it truly deserve it.so thank you Sung-su Kim for making this superb amazing movie.People do you're self a favor don't miss this movie and watch it.The Flu
This is the triumphant story of how one single mother was able to care more for saving her daughter than her country, or the World for that matter, despite her profession as epidemiologist. Overall a decent watch, but while the little kid is cute as hell she gets annoying way too quickly. It's basically all about the mother feeling bad for emotionally neglecting her daughter, then an outbreak happens, and she spends the rest of the movie trying to save her. At one point she even has the cure in her hand and is ready to throw away millions of lives just to find out where some medical staff took her daughter. The emotions are so simplistic and cliché it's a bit insulting to the characters that the actors are portraying. Don't expect this film to blow your mind, and if it does you maybe want to pay a little more attention to expanding your mind.
Honestly, The Best Korean Sci-fi Action/Drama movie ever.. in fact, it's the best Pandemic-kind of movie around. i thought it will be just a standard pandemic-kind of movie, like what several Europe countries production has made, but it all changed when the virus starts to spread around the city, it was so intense... but the most important thing this movie has achieved is that they successfully bound you emotionally to the characters from the beginning, so even in the most tense scenes, you will still watch not only with excitement, but with passion too, wanting to know more about what happened to every one. What will the government do?, what have become of them?, what is their fate?..The action was intense, while the drama was so touching and bonding us with it.. in my opinion,this is even better than World War-Z, totally worth the 120+- minutes!
Proving once again that other countries can easily match Hollywood, or outdo them, The Flu is a great little (well actually quite big) flick that starts off as some light- hearted caper and develops into a blockbuster. I enjoyed every minute of it. This year brings the Raid 2 movie and what will Hollywood be able to match that with? Not much I suspect. Really, if people only knew what lay behind those subtitled releases (that so many refuse to watch) they'd discover more fantastic cinema than they could ever handle. Yes, The Flu is actually quite heavy on the Americanized style, but maybe this is good, as it would be a great flick to start getting into foreign cinema for the uninitiated. There's a bit of the soundtrack too that sounded very like it was taken from 28 weeks later haha. But this one shouldn't be missed. And watch until the end for the shots after the credits have rolled.