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

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