Nov 18, 2021
Well, that was surely an experience.
Story/Plot/Writing: It revolves around the protagonist trying to get back a sword from his great grandfather or something and later on he also has to save this one chick. For some reason this action film also has numerous sex scenes throughout it and in my opinion I think they were really pointless and contributed nothing of value to the narrative, they were just there. The dialogue is very boring as well.
Characters: Nothing notable about them. Their only purpose was to progress whatever story this film had forward. They aren't deep enough to get the viewer to root for them, or
care for them either.
Art/Animation: The art looks mediocre, and the animation is really lacking. Loops are often used in many scenes throughout the film and it can be a bit jarring at times. Another weird thing to take note of are the few moments where the people switch to a western cartoony art style, like the men in the stripper scene. It makes this film inconsistent and feels unnecessary, especially considering that this is supposed to be an action film, one with sex scenes at that! But do you want to know what's truly jarring? The CGI in this film! It looks terrible, and completely threw me off-guard and ruined my immersion! Combine this with the agitating, bizarre camera movements and you get CG scenes that are very disorienting. Why did they do this? The film could have worked well without it! What were they thinking?
Sound/Music: The voice acting was really bad, and the music is nothing special.
Overall: I was bored out of my mind watching this film, the credits showing the behind the scenes was way more interesting than the plot! I swear I was about to fall asleep at one point. Blue Seagull is a strange piece of Korean media, one that has faded into obscurity, and deservingly so (no offense to the production team). 1.7/10 Rounded to 2/10 for MAL score.
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