Mimic Korean horror movie review

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See that awesome poster? ALL LIES, cos they never released it here, in my city, they promised so on Cinepolis, they had fucking posters, trailers, I was even going to watch it on fucking VIP and then what? Premiere date came and it wasn’t there!!! ALL LIES. But they had a Sailor Moon musical…2 times? Fuck off!

So sad and pissed off ,sniff, was really looking for it.

Now of course I watched it in a different way, because, lol, Internet, IT’S AWESOME.

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I won’t spoil it for you, just know it’s about a woman, suffering due to her missing son, goes to live on the mountains with her husband, her daughter and her mom with Alzheimer? or something.

There is a mysterious cave, where mysterious things happened and apparently a weird ass creature lives there, it can mimic, hence the name, any voice, so you can guess it’ll be exciting to see how guilt and deceit wrap these people up!

I learned something from this movie and the tag-along:

 

  1.  Don’t befriend little girls that you find in the mountains
  2. Specially if you find them near places with corpses
  3. If a random, older,blind/disabled/scarred/heavily tattooed religious person warns you about something, listen!
  4. Don’t follow mysterious voices..much less on a freaking mountain!
  5. Asian people are BRUTAL when they abuse others,no simple hitting will do, no sir, let’s seriously cause damage, as much physical as mental!
  6. If the mirror knocks, don’t answer!
  7. Don’t go out in the rain at night looking for mysterious voices or little girls
  8. Maybe just skip the mountains altogether

 

PS: I just finished watching it..hmm I expected a different kind of ending, more like the tag-along 2, this is understandable but nah, I’m glad I didn’t watch it in VIP, ALTHOUGH, I would still go watch every Asian horror movie they show here, for support and so that they bring more, dammit.

The tag-along 1 & 2

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Asian horror movies..one of my first loves when growing up, asides from reading itself and anime.  Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea,the good keeps coming from all sides, this time is Taiwan, man did I love these 2 movies, let me tell you why.

I watched it because I was looking for a movie to watch, I actually stumbled upon the part 2 first, but I thought I would have to watch the first one in case they were related and they indeed are.

It’s the story of an older woman, (Wei’s grandma) who gets lost in the mountains after one of her old friends comes back,mysterious eh? Well, then the guy goes missing so his girlfriend is out on the look for him.

On the second movie, we learn something super exciting and we see a social worker deal with her teen pregnant daughter, actually both movies deal with motherhood and abortion, there a very intriguing woman and her little daughter.  Ah and a monk/something guy who can channel a tiger god.

It is that kind of movie, well I loved the first one but the second one… it’s really , really, really good, I was glued to my screen, I haven’t  recently liked an Asian horror movie so much since “The Ghost” and “Satan’s slaves”

Also it has what I like the most about Asian movies, they have a super tragic, backstory that usually makes me cry, but this was like, sad all around, everything was so terrible, I loved it!!

The ending was SUPREME, I was cheering and clapping loudly, I seriously enjoyed it!! I’d totally watch it if it was on the cinema, which reminds me, I’m upset, they haven’t premiered “Mimic” a Korean movie, they had the fucking posters and it was announced and NOTHING, I wanted to watch it even in fucking VIP cinema, WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Gee..anyway on next episode…My quest to learn Italian, can you actually learn shit alone? My bet is,yes totally, if you are a smart mother fucker with motivation and consistency. But that will be in Spanish so…

PS apparently some “evil” spirits are easily cast away if you tell them you love them enough. lol

Nancy’s ultimate top 8 Asian Horror Movies!

I just watched Sadako vs Kayako so I now must present to you my top 8.

Before anything, I won’t be including movies such as: Ichi the killer, Audition, Battle Royale, Sympathy for lady Vengeance and so on, because those are violent and bloody surely, but they lack the supernatural component,so they belong in another list! Along with most of Takashi Miike’s films.

I am leaving many movies out, yes, cos these ones are the ones I can recall most of what happened without having to watch again and made a bigger impression, but of course there are tons of good movies, like Whispering corridors, The stair of wishes or something like that, Tomie, etc.

1.- A tale of two sisters: Let’s begin with Korea, they bring to us this awesome and surely confusing tale, of well, two sisters, things are surely not what they look like. After spending some time in a mental institution the sisters come home.

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2.- Ringu (The ring): Japan’s turn.What can I say? One of the first movies of this sort I’ve watched, the premise is simple, watch a tape, get cursed in X days, proceed to die. Ah vengeful spirits.

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3.- Art of the devil (Long Khong): Thailand, why are you like this? Black magic, voodoo, hella lot of revenge, seriously one of the most gruesome films I’ve watched, and damn I’ve watched such things…Yikes! The one I remember the most is the part 2, my favourite, but any of the 3 will make it hard to sleep in peace.

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Sorry about the cropping, it’s a bit hard to find the cover.

4.- One missed call: Japan surely is something else. I think this is one of my all time favourites, I must had watched it about 15 times, through the years.  You get a call, from your own phone, well, you get a voice message, then you die in X days (why won’t you kill people more quickly!) it’s interesting cos it tells a lot about how people make their relations and are using technology and blah blah. Plus the ringtone is cool AF.

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5.- Sick Nurses: Oh another Thai beauty. I love this one because it feels like a parody, I think it’s one..I’m not sure. It’s really over the top, it presents the most commonly seen tropes in Asian horror movies, long hair, revengeful female spirit, deadly water, etc. Towards the end it turns really original and I just had to love it for it.

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6.- Train to Busan: This is not what I would call terror, but it has zombies, plus it made me cry when I watched it alone in the cinema theater. Not cos it was so scary, but cos , as usually, Asian horror movies have a very sad part/backstory/ending. I loved every single minute of it. Another jewel from Korea.

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7.- Shutter:  From Thailand, ghosts and cameras, a perfect match. It’s really creepy, I got to watch it in a cinema theater and loved it , (in Mexico we don’t always get this sort of movies shown on the big screen, sadly)

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8.- The eye: This amazing title comes from Hong Kong/ Singapore , a blind woman who gets a cornea transplant and gets to see the world sounds lovely right? Yeah, except when you can see ghosts and terrible things. (hey it reminds me of Misaki Mei from “Another” anime)

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Sadako vs Kayako

I was finally able to watch this in the original version ( a dubbed version in Chinese was available before, but nope) I have to say it was glorious, as a movie of that sort can be.

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What started off as a joke, cos who in their right mind would put bad evil spirits to fight..ah Jason vs Freddy happened once..ok never mind that.  An April fool’s joke, the idea seemed so welcomed the producers decided to go with it.

I love Asian horror, Japanese, Chinese, from Vietnam, Korea, etc, and I’ve watched most of the Ringu and Ju-On movies (Sadako comes from Ringu and Kayako comes from Ju-on) so I was so excited about this, and it delivered.

The plot is as amazing as it sounds, a girl is cursed by the video tape (with logic and common sense horror movies wouldn’t exist, seriously, who willingly watches a freaking cursed tape and has the audacity to make a DVD copy!?) and another one is cursed by entering this house,so, the super cool spirit fighter guy along with snarky blind gifted girl come up with a plan.

Let’s make them fight! It’s easy, curse the other one with the opposite foe and then let’em fight over ya, what could ever go wrong?

I shall not spoil you, please do watch, I loved it to bits, the ending is a bit “…really?” but considering the plot, it’s just as expected. Tons of fun to be have here.

Oh I’ve had an epiphany… I’ll make my top 10 Asian horror movies !!!

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