“The Past cannot be changed. It haunts me every day. But the Future…”
I know what you are thinking – a comic book movie. Well it isn’t. Yes this film uses the Superman Mythos as a structure for this film, but it really is a movie about humanity, and what it means to be human.
Our old friend Jun Ji-Hyun plays a world weary documentary film maker, making human interest stories. She literally Channels Margot Kidder in Superman 1 and 2 here – she looks tired, puffy but still amazing.
The star though is Hwang Jeong-min – he plays the “Superman” character, although all is not as it seems. His “Superman” is all too human, struggling with great loss and mental illness to make the world a better place, in little ways.
A beautiful film, with many wonderful scenes.
This is a film about a man who lost his father, a man who lost his family.
It is a story about how we can all strive to be better.
It is a story about the big picture of being human.
It is the story about learning to feel again when you have become numb and world weary.
It is a story about not being an observer, about taking action.
This is a film that inspires me to be a better person. An inspirational tale.
I wish I shared more in common with this Superman than a penchant for Hawaiian shirts.