#ALIVE NETFLIX Korean Movie Review

Hello, it’s been a while…

I hope all of you are doing well and are safe…

Anyways…

I’ve binged watched this Korean movie this past weekend on Netflix…  and I made sure I gave all of my thoughts on this…especially since this is in my 1st ever Korean movie review in a while as well as my 1st review for the month of February ! Woohoo!!!

Anyways presenting…

#ALIVE NETFLIX Korean Movie Review

Disclaimer: Pictures of the show, cast are not mine. And just add, info on the cast I got from Wikipedia, MyDramaList and Asian wiki.✌️

#ALIVE can be found on Netflix!

Anyways…

First off… please don’t take what I say seriously… just with a grain of salt, like with music. I do not have a professional degree in film, literature and television… But I do LOVE movies, books and tv shows, most especially if they capture my interest somehow.

And…

Despite the lack of degree, I will still do this Korean Movie review as a Asian show lover and a Movie lover…. And just to clarify too, I apologize for any run-ons or any grammatical errors… But I will be honest about my thoughts and feelings in this review.

Anyways… I will first talk about the main leads…Park Shin Hye and Yoo Ah-in…

Yoo Ah-in, is a South Korean actor, creative director, and gallerist. He is known for playing a diverse spectrum of roles in both television and film, where he often portrays dynamic characters who exhibit significant personal growth.

In #ALIVE, Yoo Ah-in plays Oh Joon-woo, a gamer who struggles to survive a zombie outbreak. He almost hangs himself after hearing his family killed by zombies, but he finds new hope after knowing there is another survivor called Yoo-bin.

Park Shin Hye  is a South Korean actress, singer and model. She gained recognition for starring in melodramas Stairway to Heaven and Tree of Heaven. 

In #ALIVE, Park Shin-hye plays Kim Yoo-bin, a mysterious lady who helps Joon-woo survive. She frequently kills zombies who trespass her house using her hand axe and booby-trapped door.

Now…I will move on to the short summary of #ALIVE…well…this is more of a recap summary of the beginning

Since this is a summary…there will definitely be spoilers so if you are interested in the film, haven’t watch it yet and don’t want to be spoiled…scroll down to my overall review…LOL…Peace…

Anyways back with the short summary of #ALIVE…

#ALIVE is about a young man named Joon-woo, who lives with his parents and sister in an apartment complex, who spends most of his time  video game live streaming….

While his family is out, the news reports that a mysterious rapidly-spreading disease is causing its victims to attack and eat uninfected people, and the government has lost control over the situation…

From his balcony, Joon-woo sees his neighbours fleeing or attacking one another. He goes to check the hallway, but a neighbour barges in who not long after succumbs to the infection because they have been bitten. Joon-woo barely manages to push him out and lock the door. He then receives messages from his parents telling him that they are safe.

Joon-woo barricades himself inside and posts a rescue request on social media. No help comes. Within days, the neighbourhood is overrun with infected. Though the emergency power stays on, Joon-woo slowly loses access to running water, internet service, and phone networks. He not long after witnesses from his balcony a policewoman who attempts to escape the complex, but she is overwhelmed and gets infected. Because of the noise and racket he was making over what happened to the policewoman, an infected man breaks into his apartment, but Jun-Woo manages to bait it into falling off his balcony. When his food and water runs low, he begins drinking from his father’s liquor cabinet. As he hallucinates about his family, his phone network is restored momentarily, and he receives a voicemail from his family recording their last moments.

Driven by grief, he prepares to hang himself, but stops when he is flashed by a laser pointer’s beam from Yoo-bin, another survivor living in the apartment opposite of his balcony. They begin signalling to each other daily….

Finally, I will talk about my thoughts and overall review…

Just to clarify this will be a somewhat short review since I decided to give a somewhat introductory summary of the movie instead…

First off, I totally adore and love the main leads…Park Shin Hye and Yoo Ah-in!

I truly felt they played the roles well and really kept me hooked into the zombie film centered around current digital / social media age!

Yes, there were some slow parts particularly in the first five to ten minutes of the film but I still felt that this movie was worth the watch.

And although, it is kind of hard to tackle, talk about and execute in shows, movies, books…the theme of the idea of even considering suicide was interesting here….

The reason I found it interesting, even though religion wise, I don’t find it a good thing but won’t fault or degrade someone for doing it because I don’t know what they are going through in life or the people they run into as well as the factors that led them to consider something as difficult as suicide…especially since usually one’s reasons are usually painful, depressing, stressful and more…

As I said the idea of even considering suicide was interesting here…

Both the main leads thought of suicide and attempted it as well but somehow their survival instincts kicked in and they somehow got out of attempting it… The male lead’s attempted suicide was shown while the female’s lead’s hinted…

Anyways both leads are practically in a zombie apocalypse where any given moment they can be killed by zombies or even be betrayed by a fellow survivor or left behind to die or felt that they might as well die because they somehow found out that their loved one was killed during apocalypse… That’s why committing suicide crossed their minds… But as I’ve mentioned earlier their survival instincts kicked in and they somehow got out of attempting it…

And also like I mentioned earlier, I love the idea of a “zombie apocalypse” during the current  digital / social media age especially if at one point one gets into the Walking Dead…for while…and Train To Busan…I really thought that this is a fresh take for a zombie movie! Not sure if there are other “modern / digital age zombie movies” but I honestly liked it!

The only thing is, will phones even work during the apocalypse or long enough to work during the apocalypse so one can reach out to the authorities of their survival? 🤔

But… *knock on wood* I would rather not at all experience an apocalypse especially an zombie one… I don’t think anyone in real life, would want to find out how a zombie apocalypse in an social media age anyways, how matter how curious one may be to find out if phones lines will work or not?!

Anyways, back to the review…

Either way, I thought this was a fresh take of a zombie apocalypse in the current digital / social media age!

Overall, I thought this zombie movie was amazing! It is so worth the watch and if you are interested in checking it out, it is available on Netflix!!!

For me, I enjoyed and I highly recommend this film!

Anyways if you made it up to here… Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review of #ALIVE!!!  Hopefully, this review builds your curiosity in checking out this awesome Korean Zombie movie!!!

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Anyways til my next post…

STAY SAFE! STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY! As well as Respect each other! Cause the virus does not discriminate!

God Bless you and your loved ones always! Let’s all pray for the best and for as cure for not only the Corona virus but all diseases as well!

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