Monday 26 April 2021

# movie # recommendation


Assalamualaikum, good day dearest! How are you guys doing? Hope everything is well. Alhamdulillah we are now in the third week of Ramadan, right? Wow, time sure flies so fast. Anyway, here is the review for this week! 

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Title : Tunnel
Runtime : 126 minutes
Genre : Disaster, Drama
Country / Language : South Korea / Korean
Released year : 2016
Director : Kim Sung Hoon
Writer : So Jae Won (novel), Kim Sung Hoon
Cast : Ha Jung Woo, Bae Doo Na, Oh Dal Su
Plot : 

Lee Jung Soo is a car salesman. He is on his way home from work outside of Seoul. When he drove through a tunnel, the unthinkable happen. The tunnel collapsed. When Jung Soo regained consciousness, he found himself trapped in the car. His car was trapped between the concrete and debris of the tunnel. Jung Soo then make a call through his cellphone to the emergency line. The collapsed tunnel was more severe than he thought and he was told to endure for 7 days before he can get out. All he had was two bottles of 500ml water, a birthday cake for his daughter and his cellphone.
This movie is based on a novel of the same title written by So Jae Won published in April 2013 by Writer And Criticism.


This movie had a nice suspense going on. From the moment when the tunnel collapsed on Jung Soo, it was so scary. And to think that he managed to survive the fall with no injury is a little baffling. I mean, there are tons of concrete fall on his cars and he is inside the car. Well, it is a fiction movie so, let it go.

I was actually expecting this movie to be very emotional and suspense given the situation with the tunnel, it was actually a pretty light watch. When Jung Soo had called the emergency line, the scenes get lighter as the rescue team tried to save him. At some point, there even some humorous scenes in it. So, I don't actually stressed my brain while watching.

The elements of suspense was still present, especially when there was so much faulty with the construction of the tunnel. It feels like they are progressing to save Jung Soo but then they're back to zero. The moment when there was a casualty at the site of rescue, the people demanded to stop the SAR operation. That's when I got emotional. With the wife hoping for her husband to be alive and with Jung Soo waiting to be rescued, it suddenly became so sad. I was so glad that the head of the SAR team still tried to save him.

Even though there was some things that I don't really find it realistic like how long his phone battery lasts and how he had no injury caused by the concrete I still enjoyed this movie. Especially when Jung Soo found another person and her dog trapped in the tunnel. I know that she wouldn't last long especially with her injury.

The ending of this movie was expected so there's no surprise. I just love how Jung Soo swear to those people with power who just went to the site when he was brought out for publicity (the head of SAR conveyed his message). And I love it even more when he gave a thumbs up like he agreed what the head of SAR team did. 

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