Copyright © Fandango. Tell me, what does one do when they discover they were reincarnated into an Otome game as the villainess’ playboy older brother? She kills all the gang members in the garage and confronts Joong-sang, who escapes to the street and meets his remaining gang members; they all speed off in a shuttle bus. We learn his name is Lee Joong-sang. But there will be some chapters in other characters point of view. The Villainess kicks off with a six-minute symphony of pure action-film invention. Jul 29, 2019 - This story is in the first person. [11], On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 84% based on 85 reviews with an average rating of 6.84/10. 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Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema, This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 07:28. The trailer is cut to make The Villainess seem like some mindless FPSish nonstop action flick. The man tells the young Sook-hee to devote her life as an assassin to him. Yeon-soo continues to live at the apartment and the agency has figured their next target for her. When a man comes back into the room, we are shown that this person is Jang-Chun, the unnamed man with yellow teeth. The storyline is also very thrilling. ; Exaggerated:. We learn in a flashback that the marriage was not the same for Joong-sang as it was for Sook-hee. Now, Rei is determined to romance Claire instead of the game’s male leads. To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire Francois—the main antagonist of the story! The opening scene is a first-person, frenetic fight scene that just never seems to end. Everything you need to know about "The Villainess" comes in the first ten or fifteen minutes. Much like the hallways fight scenes on Netflix's "Daredevil", the punches and kicks are … Two decades later she left her first husband, quit the newspaper business, and became a full time novelist. A man appears, and so too do the hands of the person … Her father had stolen a diamond. Don't have an account? [3][4][5], According to the director and writer, the movie was inspired by the European film La Femme Nikita (1990), which he had seen at the age of 10.[6][7]. Pages in category "Films shot from the first-person perspective" The following 32 pages are in this category, out of 32 total. I hope you're okay with that. All rights reserved. The finale, My Next Life as a Villainess Episode 12, aired on June 20, 2020. Action junkies will find much to like here and won't need to wait long to get some frenetic action on screen. And the heart-beats were not calmed, for Marise recognised the contralto tones of Miss Marks, the villainess of her dream. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. The Villainess reaches these heights again in the film’s few other violent parts and most of them take place within the first 40 minutes to capitalize … When Sook-hee hears he is dead, she loses her mind and goes on a killing rampage and takes out the whole gang (who she thinks is behind Joong-sang's death). See more. Basic Trope: A villainess who has an unrequited crush for a hero.. Straight: Carol, The Dark Queen, is in love with Amazing Bob. As my first shoujo ai/girls love novel, I came in purely out of curiosity. Opening with possibly the greatest five minutes of first-person action ever filmed, The Villainess follows in the tradition of recent high-octane Asian … The Villainess kicks off with a six-minute symphony of pure action-film invention. In the meanwhile, Joong-sang's gang gets to Hyun-soo and Eun-hye. The info from the phone has documents about Choi Chun-Mo and the agency is worried that since Yeon-soo knew him, she may be a double-agent. Synopsis: A female assassin seeks revenge on the man that killed her father, unaware of the consequences that await her. It surpasses most action movies with a phenomenally impressive first-person shoot-'em-up & hack-'em-up ten-minute set piece, in its opening scene alone. Arguably, the HameFura anime benefited from coming out in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Kwon-sook tells Sook-hee that to give her a new start the agency has faked her death. The Villainess … Her fiction has always cantered on complicated women, paying unique attention to the intricacies of their flaws, their vulnerability, and their empowerment. I was reborn as the villainous daughter, Yumiela Dolknes, in the world of an otome RPG game. The Blu Ray picture and audio quality is excellent. The opening scene is a first-person, frenetic fight scene that just never seems to end. Coming out swinging from the opening frames, writer/director Byung-gil Jung’s The Villainess pistol-starts with a breathtaking first person action sequence that puts Hardcore Henry to shame, then proceeds to top itself repeatedly, landing the film a spot in the annals of action cinema history without missing a beat. As she reaches her apartment, she watches as the bomb goes off and Hyun-soo and her daughter both die. The conversation reveals that Hyun-soo is actually an undercover agent. The Villainess was released in South Korean cinemas on June 8, 2017. The "villainess" is also more then just a one dimensional character or foil for the protag she feels like an actual person as do many of the other characters. The Villainess (Korean name 악녀; Ak Nyeo) is a 2017 South Korean action film directed by Jung Byung-gil, starring Kim Ok-vin. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire Francois–the main antagonist of the story! [8] Later it was sold to additional territories which includes Japan, China, Singapore, India increasing to a total of 136 countries worldwide. The agency wants to do an assassination from a wedding catering company, so it decides to arrange a wedding between Hyun-soo and Yeon-soo. Jang-Chun sells Sook-hee to a prostitution ring. Forgot your password? But instead of trying to capture the male targets, the MC is in love with the villainess and will use all means to be near and flirt with the villainess. The inventive marriage of the first and third person perspective is perfectly ripe and ready for a remake in Hollywood. She can't kill him, shocked that he's still alive. The Villainess is South Korea's John Wick with an Anna (2019) and Nikita style premise. Jang-Chun was a friend of Sook-hee's father. The target is Joong-sang. He is calling her Sook-hee. Laura Lippman's first job in journalism was a rookie reporter in Waco, Texas. The Villainess opens with that first-person-point-of-view melée, and it is electrifying. Kwon-sook offers her a deal: train with her as an agent, work as an agent, and she will have freedom after 10 years of service. The first-person shooter film perspective does give me a slight headache, but I must admire the action choreography. Anyway, the movies is … His name is Jung Hyun-soo, and he is to befriend Yeon-soo and keep tabs on her. It is revealed in flashbacks that Sook-hee and Joong-sang had gotten married. Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted. Joong-sang doesn't care for the little girl and tells Hyun-soo to kill the kid in exchange for his own life. Joong-sang stages a "rescue" of Yeon-soo from the agency's custody. He makes contact with Yeon-soo to verify that it is actually her. 3:01 The Villainess: Official Clip - I Killed Your Father. The Villainess: Official Clip - First Person Killing. ; Carol has already assaulted and molested Amazing Bob, so much indeed that Amazing Bob now always carries a tazer with him just in case she would try again. Yumiela only had a small role in the original story, but after defeating the Demon King, she will appear as the Hidden Boss with a bonus specs to solo fight the Hero party. Having a gamer-spirit, I’ve been raising my level since I was a child. Yeon-soo tracks down Joong-sang and his gang to a parking garage. The assassin is shown in a room in an unnamed facility. Especially the bus and first person point of view fight scenes. He tapes a conversation of the agency and sends it to Yeon-soo. I … Marie is then suddenly killed in an accident and finds herself in the novel's world as a young maid in the villainess's home, years before it actually takes place, she has only one goal. Still at the facility, Yeon-soo is having a procedure to remove a tattoo from her shoulder and while this is happening, she has a flashback to the unnamed man with a mustache giving her the shoulder tattoo when she was 20-year-old Sook-hee. She thinks it's the work of the agency. and the Terms and Policies, The first thing to know about this film is that the trailer is a poor representation of it. Unknown to Yeon-soo, Kwon-sook has placed a male agent in the apartment beside Yeon-soo's apartment. "But just because she is a Villainess doesn't mean she is a bad person." The villainess of her older sister's story, she did whatever she could to survive in the household from blackmail to seducing numerous men. Directed by Byung-gil Jung. 3:10 The Villainess: Official Clip - Bus Brawl. The facility turns out to be part of South Korea's intelligence agency and is run by a woman named Kwon-sook. Coming out swinging from the opening frames, writer/director Byung-gil Jung's The Villainess pistol-starts with a breathtaking first person action sequence... then proceeds to top itself repeatedly. Her poor villainess! She turns on the agency. [10], The film was also screened at the 16th New York Asian Film Festival which was held from June 30 to July 16, 2017. Having completed her first assignment, Yeon-soo is released from the facility and will continue to work for the agency from her own apartment that she shares with her daughter Eun-hye. Yeon-soo says she doesn't care and wants to die. This list may not reflect recent changes . and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Villainess definition, a villainous woman. According to the director and writer, the movie was inspired by the European film La Femme Nikita (1990), which he had seen at the age of 10. The Villainess: Official Clip - First Person Killing An unseen assassin expertly murders her way through a warehouse. Forget John Wick, The Villainess is where its at for action flick fans. She is drugged and is given plastic surgery. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. The flashback continues, and we see Sook-hee as an 8-year-old being trained to load a pistol by the unnamed man with a mustache. "[12] Review aggregator website Metacritic gave the film a rating of 64 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews". The Villainess; Last edited on 21 September 2019, at 17:06. Editorial Reviews. Kwon-sook gives Yeon-soo a folder with the info for her first "assignment." Joong-sang backtracks the location from which the shots come and identifies Yeon-soo as Sook-hee from the wedding photos. Of course I had always been aware of my situation as a reincarnated person, but it was only when my sister’s engagement to the Crown Prince was announced that I finally encountered a piece of my first life after all these years. She goes to confront Kwon-sook, but Kwon-sook has news for her: Hyun-soo had found Jang-Chun, the unnamed man with yellow teeth, and got to know everything. After a few meetings with each other, Yeon-soo asks Hyun-soo out. The scene is the fix us action junkies need for our addiction. The Villainess: Official Clip - Losing Everything Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin) returns to her apartment building just as an explosion goes off that kills her boyfriend Jung Hyun-soo (Sung Joon) and her daughter Eun-hye (Kim Yeon-woo). [9], The Villainess received a four-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival. In the opening scene, an unnamed highly skilled and trained assassin enters a hallway and kills numerous people with her gun and knives before being surrounded by cops and smiling a grim smile. [2] The film had its world premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May 2017. When she kills the target, she looks up to see a young girl on the stairs. Joong-sang has eliminated his rivals and Joong-sang expects Sook-hee to be killed because of her rage and the sheer numbers of the gang. Yeon-soo chases after them. He stages a wedding with her and pays people to attend the wedding and while on their honeymoon, he fakes saving a gang member called Choi Chun-Mo and stages his own death. This triggers a flashback to 7-year-old Sook-hee seeing her father killed. Kwon-sook tells Yeon-soo she is pregnant. According to the distributor Next Entertainment World the film was sold prior to the local release to 115 countries including North America, South America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Taiwan and the Philippines. The Villainess opens with that first-person-point-of-view melee, and it is electrifying. In a callback to the earlier story, the agency pays people to attend the wedding, and Yeon-soo in her wedding gown aims a rifle out a window to her target, whom she sees through the rifle scope. Much like the hallways fight scenes on Netflix's "Daredevil", the punches and kicks are well-coordinated and just get more enjoyable as they go. The Villainess, 2017. Yeon-soo is consumed with revenge. Hyun-soo comforts Yeon-soo and this brings them closer together. While on a mission together with Min-ju, a classmate from the facility, Yeon-soo is caught stealing a phone, and in the ensuing fight, Min-ju is killed. He puts his head down and starts whistling the same eerie tune. ... Hanagata is an artist best known for the illustrations in I'm in Love with the Villainess. Sook-hee is captured and, while beating her, the unnamed man with yellow teeth tells her he did not kill her father. Reform the villainess into a respectable lady and help her avoid her future death! While recuperating, she has a flashback showing an unnamed man with a mustache trying to resuscitate her after a breath holding exercise. Sign up here. The Villainess opens in astounding chaos, with a shot of a hallway from a mysterious character’s POV, à la a first-person video game. Carol is Amazing Bob's Stalker with a Crush and even has a Stalker Shrine dedicated to Bob. Another flashback occurs, and we again see 20-year-old Sook-hee as a highly skilled and trained assassin trying to kill an unnamed man with yellow teeth. Kwon-sook plays the tape for Yeon-soo. Over all its plot is nothing new but the way its delivered is top level and anybody into romance or just looking for a fun and interesting read would enjoy this. I lift my head hearing this, hearing a shed of hope in the dark void that threatens to swallow my world. Joong-sang sees that his trained assassin would no longer be of much use, so he sets up an act. A villain (also known as, "black hat", villainess in its feminine form) is a fictional character, whether based on a historical narrative or one of literary fiction. I suspect this was done for American audiences, but that's just a guess. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Villainess offers enough pure kinetic thrills to satisfy genre enthusiasts -- and carve out a bloody niche for itself in modern Korean action cinema. Eventually, the unnamed man with a mustache arrives, shoots the man with yellow teeth, and frees Sook-hee. Hyun-soo tries to tell Joong-sang (on the phone) that Eun-hye is, in fact, Joong-sang's daughter hoping for all the killing to stop. This is the opening scene of the movie. And we learn how it came about that Joong-sang trained Sook-hee to be this killing machine and why she is so devoted to him. The premise of the novel is very simple: A 22 year old female worker is transmigrated into an otome game as the heroine. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! The Villainess (Korean name 악녀; Ak Nyeo) is a 2017 South Korean action film directed by Jung Byung-gil, starring Kim Ok-vin. She catches up to the bus, boards it, crashes the bus, and finally holds an axe over Joong-sang's head. Hyun-soo tries to fight the gang but is knocked unconscious and left with the little girl and a bomb. The fight choreography and stunt work in this film are amazing. Sook-hee is about to be raped by a prostitution client when the unnamed man with a mustache arrives and rescues her. Vengeful Sook-hee (Kim Ok-vin) explodes through an army of gangland thugs inside a dank warehouse and the frenzied carnage unspools, with warring characters moving in lock step to a chaotic rhythm and outcome. The bravura first-person slaughter that opens Jung Byung-gil’s THE VILLAINESS instills an aesthetic connection between rage and violence. Starring Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Jun Sung, and Seo-hyeong Kim. At the festival, the film received the Daniel E. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema. The film had its world premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May 2017.. Yeon-soo accepts and while in training, gives birth to a daughter, Eun-hye. While noticing Hyun-soo's tie, Yeon-soo is reminded of a tie she gave to Joong-sang. Violet Hilton, the illegitimate daughter of a powerful CEO died after drowning in the middle of the sea. 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