This is gonna be hard for me because most of Kwak Jae-yong’s movie I really like, but there’s always an exception, not that I didn’t find this flick appealing, but it did not leave a very strong impact on me compared with his previous films. I’m coming to terms that Director Kwak Jae-yong, either has had his fair share of heartaches or he’s still waiting for his first love to come because his film pattern always involve ever-after future or present time element story insert. In this film, the time element was presented intricately and will give you a very pretty climax.
A cyborg girl from the future travels to the present time to spend time with Jiro- the man in the future destined to create her. This is a beautiful story equally enchanting like that of ET and Elliot with literally a twist of time and fate.
I felt that the lead girl really stood out in the entirety of the movie, the main lead is adorable but our robot princess was fabulous. It started with the poignant meeting of two people from different time, crawled steadily through the middle of the film and kicked a very nice climax at the end. I liked that the story focused on how the character’s emotions grow (well technically, that of the girl revealed super late in the future) and how they evolved in the story as the story evolved around them too. What I found missing is the spike of a typical rom-com movie, that limbo-like feeling of being in between the character’s love while devouring the duration of the movie. While the characters connected strongly with each other, they weren’t able to touch my romantic nerves, and the last time I checked, I no longer have faulty romantic veins.
This is sweet and satisfying, and although I didn’t like it so very much I still recommend that you watch this movie because in its own right, it’s a real beauty.