BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Due to Parasite breaking history and being the first non English speaking film to win best picture at the Oscars, as well as three others, I thought I would go down the same route, do a South Korean film review and make you realise you are missing out if you aren't watching foreign films... Today, I am talking about The Wailing: "Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter."
The Wailing is one of those films that popped up everywhere, and was highly recommended, especially if you wanted something truly creepy and to get under your skin. I never turn down a film that will try and creep me out or get under my skin - so I was in.
Sadly, The Wailing did not creep me out or get under my skin, BUT, it is a genuinely good film. Such a well made and well thought out film. The effects as well, are outstanding, it's a dirty feeling film, one that really makes you want to go and wash your hands, and then also call in a priest...
I also liked that there was a little twist in it, as we all do know that I love a good twist... I did not see it coming and it really does not allow you to see it coming either until the last minute, which I think is the best way to do it. Leading you down another rabbit hole, but allowing you to know the characters so they could be one of your suspects.
It's a dark, and dirty movie, and even though I didn't get what I was expecting, I still enjoyed it. The Wailing is just as great a film as I had originally heard. And after saying that, onto my TED talk on foreign films:
Foreign films/non-English speaking films are some of the most underrated films in the entertainment industry. I love them. They have a different feel about them, less about wanting to please everyone like some big budget films Hollywood films, and more about sticking to their roots and wanting to do what they want. I have no problem with reading subtitles, never have and since I started watching them, I felt like a pro reading them. Can read them quicker than the person speaking can say them - it's a party trick of mine if I do blow my own trumpet.
I feel that stops some people, and I am here to say, don't let that stop you! You'll get used to it, honestly! You're missing out on so many beautiful films and TV shows! Need some inspiration?!
My list of must watches:
- The Host
- The Devil's Backbone
- Blue is the Warmest Colour
- Pan's Labyrinth
- One Cut of the Dead
- Funny Games
- Train to Busan
So please, there is my list of a few to watch, and there aren't all horrors if you want to mix it up a bit...now go! Go and watch a subtitled film, don't miss out on all the beauty!!
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..