Sunday, November 13, 2005

Save the Green Planet! (2005)

The notorious South Korean tonal shift hits its nadir with this mean-spirited comedy of cruelty, which hops tones so often that it negates everything it tries to do. It's far too gruesome and bleak to function as the knockabout comedy it feints at being. However, it's also far too frivolous to work as the grimy character study it wants to be, and it's also too outlandish to work as the vicious satire on humanity into which it eventually tries to evolve. It's a head-splitting misfire on all counts, basically; the mournful tone of the climax would be laughable if it wasn't all so fucking risible. Fuck this film.

Grade: D


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