There's nothing that's ever completely straightforward about a Park film, even this absurd comedy (or off-kilter tragedy if you prefer) isn't as simple as it seems at first. A young woman being institutionalized for thinking that she's a cyborg sets the stage for Park's usual quirkiness, but surprisingly enough there are moments that are appropriately heavy, tender, perhaps even somewhat romantic. The main criticism that I have with all of Park's work is that the editing could be tighter.
The rare movie that can use mental illness as a backdrop to comedy without being cruel or exploitative. I'm a Cyborg But That's OK challenges us on our ideas regarding mental illness, asks questions about whether we have a right to our own reality -- even when that reality is a harmful delusion -- and shows that love sometimes comes in extraordinary forms.
Very close to being Park's best, in fact, the first 30 minutes or so are nothing short of perfection. A wonderful mix of sweetness and eccentricity, while also being a welcome break from this director's usual business (though, he does sneak his sympathy theme in).
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.
A very good surreal movie. It has a David Lynch meets Cronenberg type of feel and pulls it off quite well. The visuals and music are great and the plot, while not easy to follow is understandable enough. The ending felt a little weak to me, but they always do in these types of movies.
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.
19 Mayis 08 & Amelie ile birlikte izledigim en sirin film.Ask hic bu kadar surreal ve degisik bicimde anlatilmamisti.Efektler cok yerinde, muzikler ve kurgu cok iyi.Goruntu yonetmeninin filme cok cok buyuk etkisi var.