It becomes very clear very quickly in "Extreme Job" that the five cop team the movie is centered around is really not very competent. After making excuses to the suspect as to why they didn't make a better entrance, they immediately tip him off to possible escape routes and bungle further capture attempts. When Chief Go (played by Ryu Seung-ryong) finally comes up with an obvious plan, that goes wrong too and the case is "saved" by an embarrassing plot contrivance...More
By Chung Ah-young
Koreans are using the word "movical" more and more these days. It is an apparent keyword to define a trend in the local musical industry.
"Movical", a combination of "movie" and "musical", refers to interaction between the two industries. It started with a local film, "Waikiki Brothers
", (2001) directed by Yim Soon-rye
, which was adapted for the musical stage in 2004.
For this year alone, about seven or eight musicals based on films are expected to be put on stage.
, the musical based on the namesake local film, which premiered last year, will launch its second season, starring singer-turned-actor Son Ho-young
, former member of all-men pop group G.O.D. starting from Jan. 15 to Feb. 24 at Hoam Art Hall.
, based on the film featuring Park Joong-hoon
and Ahn Sung-ki
, will now be made into the musical, s...More