Korea's Director's Latest Film "Embarrassing"
If the reviews are any indication, Shim doesn’t seem to have come very far from his 2007 debut.
One Korean blogger who goes by the name SC writes that the film “is not just unfunny, it is embarrassingly unfunny and torturously boring." Another blogger credited Shim with improving on D-War, but added that if the director intended to cater to western viewers, he should have hired a decent American director to co-produce the film.
And this from another moviegoer: “I could not wait to get out of the theater. I asked a friend to go see the movie but I was so ashamed that I couldn't raise my head." Ouch! Shim, a former stand up comedian in Korea, plays Young-gu, Keitel’s son and successor-in-training.
The film is set to hit Bay Area theaters on April 1.