Director Jo Beom-goo’s Glossy Actioner Quick Headed to North America

No Comments

Lee Min Ki in Quick (2011) Movie Image

Action junkies with a fondness for motorcycles and explosions could do worse than director Jo Beom-goo’s ultra-slick South Korean action extravaganza “Quick”. Sure, the movie doesn’t make a lot of sense, and, yes, it’s about as intelligent as a Disney Channel original movie, but it’s simply too damn fun for you to pass up. What’s more, the film also serves as a kind of fetish piece for those hopeless romantics out there who would love nothing more than to strap an elaborate explosive device to their ex-lover’s bulbous head. In other words, you get to live vicariously through cinema while enjoying a motion picture that features enough explosions to make your neighbors think you starting a ill-fated demolitions factory in your basement.

If you need further assistance, read the synopsis below:

A former motorcycle gang member, Ki-su, makes a living as a bike messenger. One day after making a delivery to an office building, he witnesses the building blow up. Never suspecting he could have anything to do with the bomb, he moves onto his next job—which is escorting a girl group singer, A-rom, to a TV station. A-rom, it turns out, is an ex-girlfriend from his biker days, and she’s none too thrilled to see him either. As she puts a proffered helmet on her head, a timer mechanism is triggered and a countdown clock appears. Ki-su gets a call from a stranger telling him that the helmet is booby-trapped and will blow up if he fails to make a series of deliveries the stranger demands within a fixed time limit. Ki-su manages to make the deliveries, but each turns out to be a bomb. With the police hot on his trail, he races to complete his last mission and stop the timer on the helmet.

“Quick”, features a great cast: Lee Min-Ki, Kang Hye-Won, Kim In-Kwon, Ko Chang-Seok, Yoon Je-Moon, Joo Jin-Mo, Ma Dong-Seok, Song Jae-Ho, Oh Jung-Se, and Kim Tae-Woo do a remarkable job of making this flick an enjoyably empty-headed experience. Interested parties can pick up their very own copy on September 4th, 2012. You know you wanna!

Via : City on Fire

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)