Sunday, April 03, 2011

"From the director of Dragon Wars!"

If American audiences know Hyung Rae-Shim at all, it's as the guy behind the wonderfully-awful "Dragon Wars;" but he has a HUGE following in his native Korea for his prior career as a popular comic actor - he'd done dozens of films, almost always as a variation on a slapstick character named "Yonguu" (spelling varies.) Now, he's brought the Yonguu person to English-language features; this time as the hitherto-unknown Korean son of a New York mafia don (Harvey Keitel!) in "The Last Godfather."



Yes, they're really selling it on the pitch of "The Director of Dragon Wars." Awesome.

10 comments:

Alex said...

I have a bumbling Korean friend like this. I was fully willing to watch it until the fart joke absolutely killed it.

LK said...

Potential Razzie award, ho!

Elessar said...

To quote a great tv series:

Nuuuuuuuuuuuope.

Nick said...

Jason Mewes is in it?

Arturo said...

We don't get a lot of good slapstick these days, so...
yeah, fingers crossed.

Arturo said...

Also, Harvey fucking Keitel!!

Chris Cesarano said...

I'll give it a try. The scene where he dropped the gun is pretty much nailing my style of slapstick humor.

Tim said...

Bob, this looks absolutely awful. No seriously, this looks like pure pig shit.

The Partisan said...

Kinda' cute, actually, in a harmless sort of way.

Then again, this is coming from one fairly familiar with this style of Asian humor.

Dev's Media Reviews said...

Harvey Keitel with possibly adopted Korean son taking over the family business? I don't see how it can be bad.

(Will watch the trailer, if it's still available, later.)