Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Mighty Princess (무림여대생 / Murim yeodaesaeng -2008)

My Mighty Princess
Min-a Shin - So-hwy
Ju-wan On - Il-young
Geon Yu - Jun-mo
Supporting Cast
Jae-sung Choi - Kap-seong
Ye-jin Lim - Hye-in
Dae-kun Lee - Cheon-pong
Jeong-se Oh
Ji-su Lee - Ji-yeon
Kwang-kyu Kim -
Dion Lam - Keol-wang

KANG So-hwi, a beautiful martial arts prodigy, is about to embark on a journey into adulthood. But her journey is like no other. Her super-human strength and martial arts prowess scares away her fellow undergrads and even the boy she has fallen for. Devastated, So-hwi decides to give up martial arts and takes a different path. Her father, a martial artist himself, is afraid of losing an heiress to the family’s martial artistry, and missions So-hwi’s old buddy Ilyoung to persuade her to stay in the field. Meanwhile, the evil Heuk-bong provokes a war to conquer the martial arts world with the legendary Fine Blade he stole in the past, killing every swordsman one after another. So-hwi’s father comes to a showdown with Heuk-bong, but the battle leaves him fatally injured. On the brink of her father’s death, So-hwi picks up a sword again with a burning desire for revenge.

Where do I start with this movie? There were so many sweet and stunning parts but they don't make up for the stupid mistakes of the production staff. This movie lost focus at the end. So-hwi had an unclassified crush on Jun-mo. This crush was so outrageous. I'm surprised Jun-mo didn't up and run from the fear of stalking this girl put on. Jun-mo on the other hand was in love with an older female cop who saved him.

Story from this point on, seemed to keep focus. So-hwy and her "almost" harassment of Jun-mo and Jun-mo's almost stalker like infatuation of the older female cop. Seemed okay. Then enters our other male stud.....Il-young. He has had a crush on So-hwy from the times when they were small children training in martial arts. His stalking was almost on par with So-hwi's with Jun-mo.

Once the male, antagonist enters the picture the story loses grip. What happened with So-hwi's crush? He falls off the face of the earth while she retrains to fight. We learn that Il-young is not who he seems. Somewhere in the story, So-hwi remembers she loved Il-young and tries to save him but somehow the story....something was lost. Don't get me wrong. This was a tooooo cute movie, but I just wished they hadn't rushed the ending.

Okay, the very best part of the movie was when So-hwi does save Il-young. It was a very sweet moment.....but it would have made me cry if they added more. Damn them!!!

1 comment:

DarKScoRpioN said...

Lee Chae Young absolutely rocks. She is one of the best actress in the industry. Certainly hope to see her more often on TV. Check out some of her beautiful scans.