It can definitely get a little too weird for it's own good at times, especially early on, but everything winds up coming together very nicely. It's about what you'd expect from a Romantic Comedy by Chan-wook Park. Visually fantastic and simultaneously fun and dark.
Ingenius opening titles and marvelous special effects, original mood, sweet leading actress, but practically everything else is annoying and pain in the ass. I got the point; the idea and message are important. I just hated the other characters and the story was extremely stucky and populated with subplots which disturbed the main story. Sorry Chan-wook, I don't fancy that kind of pointless humour.
The premise is wonderful, the execution less so. It is quite funny and, in its own strange way, it does deliver in the romance aspect (in fact it is really, really sweet) but at times it is almost too cloying in its strangeness and the mix of styles, tones and content here never gels completely. It feels like a bit of a mess, and at times it is hard to know quite what Park is getting at or intending, but it is a solidly amusing mess and I quite enjoyed it.
Park Chan-Wook repels his conventional themes of revenge, murder and death to create a quirky rom-com set in a mental hospital. Glowing with a rainbow palette and enchanting score, Cyborg is camp, beautiful and bittersweet. Original on so many levels, its one of Chan-Wook most accessible, if not entirely representative, gems.
well acted, written, and it just damn looks good. it's a charmingly fanciful story that breaks down the boundaries of reality to create a truly wonderful world. this definitely makes me want to watch the rest of Chan-wook Park's filmography.
Quirky has never been so accurate for a film, and while it can get overly quirky, it mostly remains in the realm of happily elicited smiles and hearty chucking. Plus, beyond the quirk, it's sweet, touching, and highly imaginative. Simply a lot of fun.