Save the Green Planet (Tame Cover)
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It's important to note that this is not a film for everyone. The torture scenes are painful and plentiful, and make up the bulk of the film. They are NOT done in a slapstick fashion, as the title, the box cover and opening sequence might suggest. There is repeated electroshock, stabbings, stranglings and an even gorier plot twist later on. Suffice it to say, this isn't a kids movie.
"Save The Green Planet" is about Byung Goo, a man who is even more messed up than is initially revealed when he begins saying that wealthy, successful industrialist Kang is an alien from the planet Andromeda. In fact, Byung Goo is patently psychotic, a kidnapper who cons his tightrope-dancing girlfriend into helping him carry out his paranoid schemes.
All the while, he pops powerful metamphetamines, robs banks to take care of his comatose mother, raises bees and creates manniquins. Byung Goo becomes the movie's simultaneous hero and villain, and it's clear that our sympathies are supposed to lie with this utterly screwed up loser. The odd thing is, more often than not, we do sympathize with him.
If you think that's weird enough as it is, the movie doesn't stop there. The tone swerves wildly from whacked-out comedy to brutal violence to teeth-on-edge suspense, swinging from one to the other as rapidly and disorientingly as possible. The plot is equally wobbly, the psychopathically quick and risky twists constantly threatening to lose the viewer.Read more ›
Some of the scenes in this movie are unimaginable and shocking; I feel if you have seen Seven or Saw you will be able to stand the heat of this remarkable movie.
Others have recounted the plot so I won't waste your time. But this is not too far from Woody Harrelson's Defendor. It's the same basic idea but taken to extremes.
The key here is in the entire unexpectedness of everything. I simply did not know from moment to moment what would happen next. Every time I thought it was going a certain way it would make a neck-snapping U-Turn and go someplace else. Movies can be a bore when you know what's coming. Filmdom is replete with cookie cutter plots. Too many people want to make money doing the same old same old. This simply is not the case here. It's a total thrill ride.
The acting is great. The main characters are great. Good sets, good music. Every time you hear "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" it takes on a different meaning. And each time it is performed in the film it is rendered differently. I just cannot say enough about this. If you liked Defendor, give this a shot. If you didn't like Defendor, give this a shot. If you like left of center insanity, give this a shot.
I will save you the synopsis because I am sure if you're interested in seeing the movie you've already read it, but just know that the less you know about this flick the stronger the viewing experience will be. Try your best to avoid spoilers because I found out the ending beforehand and while I still very much liked the movie the ending would've been improved without this knowledge.
The acting on all parts are great. We have two major characters and two other more minor but important characters and all four play their roles very well - Ha-kyun Shin and Jeong-min Hwang especially being outstanding in their portrayal of the comic, sympathetic, violent, potentially-crazy, murderers. I would like to point out how much I enjoyed the protagonists in SAVE THE GREEN PLANET.Read more ›
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I ordered this film expecting to have English subtitles. The description of the film was in English so I assumed I would have the option to turn on the subtitles. Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by Blake
As of December 2009, there is an English name and English descriptions of this Korean movie, but there is Korean only audio and no subtitles available so if you don't speak Korean... Read morePublished on December 13, 2009 by Joseph W. Gauthier
This movie has become one of my favorite films! It's a really crazy and fun film. It also may not be for everyone because of the gore and flow. Read morePublished on December 7, 2009 by Eric Frederick
I hardly know where to begin when discussing SAVE THE GREEN PLANET; its as if somone threw 3 or 4 different genres into a blender and set it on puree. Read morePublished on January 31, 2009 by Karen Shaub
This film is classic. an ambitious and unpredictable combination of styles that succeeds brilliantly.
if you're a fan of THE HOST, see this one immediately.
As of May 2008, the Unbox version of "Save the Green Planet" is in Korean without English subtitles. So unless you speak Korean, don't bother. Read morePublished on May 19, 2008 by Jessica's Bookshelf
I was so hyped to see this movie after viewing the trailer. It looked like nothing else I had seen before.
Boy was I wrong. Read more
I thought by the cover that this foreign film was a comedy. It was a sick movie and was disappointed. Read morePublished on August 1, 2006 by Wendy Schroeder
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