• TIME TO HUNT (no spoilers)

    From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Sun May 9 11:22:20 2021
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    In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out to rob
    an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix
    offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and plotting
    that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic craftsmanship is exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

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  • From william ahearn@wlahearn@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Sun May 9 14:23:15 2021
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    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:22:23 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out to rob
    an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix
    offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and plotting that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic craftsmanship is exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

    "Simplistic dialog and plotting that's typical of Asian action-thrillers," that's a joke, right?
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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Sun May 9 23:08:55 2021
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    On 5/9/2021 5:23 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:22:23 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out to rob
    an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix
    offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and plotting
    that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic craftsmanship is
    exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

    "Simplistic dialog and plotting that's typical of Asian action-thrillers," that's a joke, right?

    Sadly, no.

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  • From william ahearn@wlahearn@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Sun May 9 20:50:09 2021
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    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:08:57 PM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    On 5/9/2021 5:23 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:22:23 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out to rob >> an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix
    offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and plotting >> that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic craftsmanship is >> exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

    "Simplistic dialog and plotting that's typical of Asian action-thrillers," that's a joke, right?
    Sadly, no.

    So, you're saying that Hollywood action films have sophisticated plotting and dazzling dialog? How many Korean action films have you seen?
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  • From alvey@alvey@is.invalid to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon May 10 16:14:12 2021
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    On Sun, 9 May 2021 11:22:20 -0400, moviePig wrote:

    In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out to rob
    an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and plotting that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic craftsmanship is exceptional and, for me, worth the price.

    So it was free then...

    And never mind their "simplistic dialogue and plotting", how is their continuity? I ask as I watched the start of a dreadful American movie
    titled 'Ghost Sniper' or somesuch (purely because bits were filmed in one
    of my fave cities, Istanbul) and was so impressed by the first shootout
    that I rewound and 'scored' it. The result supported my observation of the first viewing. This being that the baddies, helpfully dressed head to toe
    in black to ensure you knew they were baddies, lost a *minimum* of 27
    killed despite going in with only 22.



    alvey
    Wondering if any Americans wonder why they can't win a war against
    "shithole" countries given their possession of all these super soldiers and tech.
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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon May 10 10:07:22 2021
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    On 5/10/2021 2:14 AM, alvey wrote:
    On Sun, 9 May 2021 11:22:20 -0400, moviePig wrote:

    In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out to rob
    an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix
    offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and plotting
    that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic craftsmanship is
    exceptional and, for me, worth the price.

    So it was free then...

    And never mind their "simplistic dialogue and plotting", how is their continuity? I ask as I watched the start of a dreadful American movie
    titled 'Ghost Sniper' or somesuch (purely because bits were filmed in one
    of my fave cities, Istanbul) and was so impressed by the first shootout
    that I rewound and 'scored' it. The result supported my observation of the first viewing. This being that the baddies, helpfully dressed head to toe
    in black to ensure you knew they were baddies, lost a *minimum* of 27
    killed despite going in with only 22.



    alvey
    Wondering if any Americans wonder why they can't win a war against
    "shithole" countries given their possession of all these super soldiers and tech.

    Since you ask (and thinking back), this particular flick seemed notably meticulous with its visual details, including a good deal of intense fast-paced cutting. Sloppy body-count scenes weren't its calling.

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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon May 10 10:25:19 2021
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    On 5/9/2021 11:50 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:08:57 PM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    On 5/9/2021 5:23 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:22:23 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote: >>>> In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out to rob >>>> an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix
    offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and plotting >>>> that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic craftsmanship is >>>> exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

    "Simplistic dialog and plotting that's typical of Asian action-thrillers," that's a joke, right?
    Sadly, no.

    So, you're saying that Hollywood action films have sophisticated plotting and dazzling dialog? How many Korean action films have you seen?

    Few Hollywood films of any genre have 'sophisticated plotting and
    dazzling dialog'. But while Hollywood's best action films seem aimed
    at, say, 14-year-olds, Korean/Asian stuff seems aimed at 12-, or even 10-year-olds -- to an extent that I watch (and enjoy) them with the aid
    of lowered expectations. I wouldn't necessarily ascribe it to
    filmmakers' ability as much as to them knowing their audience.

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  • From william ahearn@wlahearn@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon May 10 09:49:59 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:25:24 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    On 5/9/2021 11:50 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:08:57 PM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    On 5/9/2021 5:23 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:22:23 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote: >>>> In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out to rob >>>> an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix >>>> offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and plotting >>>> that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic craftsmanship is
    exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

    "Simplistic dialog and plotting that's typical of Asian action-thrillers," that's a joke, right?
    Sadly, no.

    So, you're saying that Hollywood action films have sophisticated plotting and dazzling dialog? How many Korean action films have you seen?
    Few Hollywood films of any genre have 'sophisticated plotting and
    dazzling dialog'. But while Hollywood's best action films seem aimed
    at, say, 14-year-olds, Korean/Asian stuff seems aimed at 12-, or even 10-year-olds -- to an extent that I watch (and enjoy) them with the aid
    of lowered expectations. I wouldn't necessarily ascribe it to
    filmmakers' ability as much as to them knowing their audience.

    To lump all Korean action films into that definition is ridiculous and lazy. That's all that I'm saying.
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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon May 10 15:29:31 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 5/10/2021 12:49 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:25:24 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    On 5/9/2021 11:50 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:08:57 PM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote: >>>> On 5/9/2021 5:23 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:22:23 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote: >>>>>> In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out to rob >>>>>> an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix >>>>>> offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and plotting >>>>>> that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic craftsmanship is >>>>>> exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

    "Simplistic dialog and plotting that's typical of Asian action-thrillers," that's a joke, right?
    Sadly, no.

    So, you're saying that Hollywood action films have sophisticated plotting and dazzling dialog? How many Korean action films have you seen?
    Few Hollywood films of any genre have 'sophisticated plotting and
    dazzling dialog'. But while Hollywood's best action films seem aimed
    at, say, 14-year-olds, Korean/Asian stuff seems aimed at 12-, or even
    10-year-olds -- to an extent that I watch (and enjoy) them with the aid
    of lowered expectations. I wouldn't necessarily ascribe it to
    filmmakers' ability as much as to them knowing their audience.

    To lump all Korean action films into that definition is ridiculous and lazy. That's all that I'm saying.

    And of course I don't. I'm merely reporting a shortcoming of this flick
    that feels familiar and common enough to perhaps be understood.

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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon May 10 17:36:11 2021
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    On 5/10/2021 5:30 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 5/10/21 11:49 AM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:25:24 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote: >>> On 5/9/2021 11:50 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:08:57 PM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com
    wrote:
    On 5/9/2021 5:23 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:22:23 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com >>>>>> wrote:
    In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out >>>>>>> to rob
    an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix >>>>>>> offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and
    plotting
    that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic
    craftsmanship is
    exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

    "Simplistic dialog and plotting that's typical of Asian
    action-thrillers," that's a joke, right?
    Sadly, no.

    So, you're saying that Hollywood action films have sophisticated
    plotting and dazzling dialog? How many Korean action films have you
    seen?
    Few Hollywood films of any genre have 'sophisticated plotting and
    dazzling dialog'. But while Hollywood's best action films seem aimed
    at, say, 14-year-olds, Korean/Asian stuff seems aimed at 12-, or even
    10-year-olds -- to an extent that I watch (and enjoy) them with the aid
    of lowered expectations. I wouldn't necessarily ascribe it to
    filmmakers' ability as much as to them knowing their audience.

    To lump all Korean action films into that definition is ridiculous and
    lazy. That's all that I'm saying.


    I've only seen a couple but they strike me as clearly more nuanced than
    HK offerings, so I may hang myself later but I agree.

    Maybe so. I'd have thought HK was saddled with extra "cultural
    monitoring", which could make a small but noticeable difference.


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  • From william ahearn@wlahearn@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon May 10 17:41:53 2021
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    On Monday, May 10, 2021 at 5:36:15 PM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    On 5/10/2021 5:30 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 5/10/21 11:49 AM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:25:24 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote: >>> On 5/9/2021 11:50 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:08:57 PM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com
    wrote:
    On 5/9/2021 5:23 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:22:23 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com >>>>>> wrote:
    In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out >>>>>>> to rob
    an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix >>>>>>> offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and >>>>>>> plotting
    that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic
    craftsmanship is
    exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

    "Simplistic dialog and plotting that's typical of Asian
    action-thrillers," that's a joke, right?
    Sadly, no.

    So, you're saying that Hollywood action films have sophisticated
    plotting and dazzling dialog? How many Korean action films have you >>>> seen?
    Few Hollywood films of any genre have 'sophisticated plotting and
    dazzling dialog'. But while Hollywood's best action films seem aimed
    at, say, 14-year-olds, Korean/Asian stuff seems aimed at 12-, or even >>> 10-year-olds -- to an extent that I watch (and enjoy) them with the aid >>> of lowered expectations. I wouldn't necessarily ascribe it to
    filmmakers' ability as much as to them knowing their audience.

    To lump all Korean action films into that definition is ridiculous and
    lazy. That's all that I'm saying.


    I've only seen a couple but they strike me as clearly more nuanced than
    HK offerings, so I may hang myself later but I agree.
    Maybe so. I'd have thought HK was saddled with extra "cultural
    monitoring", which could make a small but noticeable difference.

    And none of this shows up in Hollywood action films? I feel a cultural bias at work here -- bring on the trolls -- as Korea has turned out some of the best films -- worldwide -- in the last twenty years.
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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Tue May 11 09:20:28 2021
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    On 5/10/2021 8:41 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Monday, May 10, 2021 at 5:36:15 PM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote:
    On 5/10/2021 5:30 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 5/10/21 11:49 AM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:25:24 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com wrote: >>>>> On 5/9/2021 11:50 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:08:57 PM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com
    wrote:
    On 5/9/2021 5:23 PM, william ahearn wrote:
    On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:22:23 AM UTC-4, pwal...@moviepig.com >>>>>>>> wrote:
    In a dystopian (albeit present-day) Korea, three friends set out >>>>>>>>> to rob
    an illegal casino, unaware of likely reprisal. Although the Netflix >>>>>>>>> offering TIME TO HUNT labors under the simplistic dialogue and >>>>>>>>> plotting
    that's typical of Asian action-thrillers, its cinematic
    craftsmanship is
    exceptional and, for me, worth the price. Recommended.

    "Simplistic dialog and plotting that's typical of Asian
    action-thrillers," that's a joke, right?
    Sadly, no.

    So, you're saying that Hollywood action films have sophisticated
    plotting and dazzling dialog? How many Korean action films have you >>>>>> seen?
    Few Hollywood films of any genre have 'sophisticated plotting and
    dazzling dialog'. But while Hollywood's best action films seem aimed >>>>> at, say, 14-year-olds, Korean/Asian stuff seems aimed at 12-, or even >>>>> 10-year-olds -- to an extent that I watch (and enjoy) them with the aid >>>>> of lowered expectations. I wouldn't necessarily ascribe it to
    filmmakers' ability as much as to them knowing their audience.

    To lump all Korean action films into that definition is ridiculous and >>>> lazy. That's all that I'm saying.


    I've only seen a couple but they strike me as clearly more nuanced than
    HK offerings, so I may hang myself later but I agree.
    Maybe so. I'd have thought HK was saddled with extra "cultural
    monitoring", which could make a small but noticeable difference.

    And none of this shows up in Hollywood action films? I feel a cultural bias at work here -- bring on the trolls -- as Korea has turned out some of the best films -- worldwide -- in the last twenty years.

    There's almost certainly a cultural gap here. A Korean moviegoer should probably take my personal reactions to this flick with a grain of salt.

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