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Quickie: Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder (2003)

Ha. You and I both know that David Fincher wishes he had made this bombastic movie.

Memories of Murder contains: an ingenious script, an ingenious premise, ingenious directing, ingenious execution, ingenious characters, ingenious performances, ingenious twists, ingenious reveals, ingenious asperities, ingenious pacing, and man, if that isn’t an ingenious finale that just gashes you in the heart, then I don’t know what is! These are ALL the key ingredients needed to make a PERFECT mystery, crime thriller—which Memories of Murder most certainly is.

Well, that moment at time-stamp 1:41:53 was REALLY stupid. Like, c’mon.

But other than that scene, I’m supremely determined that Memories of Murder is a faultless movie. I think the toughest scheme that this movie manages to accomplish is allowing the viewers to grasp firmly why detectives are sometimes inclined to get down and dirty with their suspects. There’s just so much awful shit out there in the world, you know? It’s hard not to let your emotions take over control instead of your more lawful mindset. I got Prisoner vibes all over again—this is a swell thing, by the way.

I’m still a tad shook that this stuff actually happened in real life, howbeit. 

But please, let’s get Bong Joon-ho on the next Scooby-Doo project this instant! #FulfillMyChildhoodDreamsBong

Verdict: A

“Memories of Murder” is now available to stream on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Google Play.

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