Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions Movie Review
“Love Chunibyo & Other Deceptions” is the latest feature film from Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Kim. The movie follows the life of a young girl who moves to Japan with her father in search of the martial arts she had been promised her whole life. On her way, she meets the beautiful Masane, who becomes a part of her life and the topic of several romantic stories. The movie is quite entertaining despite its story’s somewhat superficial nature.
In Love Chunibyo & Other Deceptions, Kim does a good job of creating an interesting character whose motivation is not clear. The director often uses short scenes and inserts music and voice-overs that aren’t directly involved in the plot to give greater impact. The storyline centers on a love triangle involving two young women, Masane and Mio Yashima. Masane is pursued by Mio, who also seems to be after her best friend Minori. Although all the attention is on the love triangle, there is actually much more intrigue to be found in the story.
The movie is paced quite briskly, even if it spends a few minutes on the slow introduction of Masane and Mio. It is obvious that the scenes were designed to let the audience get to know both of the main characters. We see their back stories, their interactions with others, and their personalities develop gradually. The scenes are sometimes long, but they never drag on for far too long. There is no sign of tension, or of the director wanting to build up any sort of emotional attachment to the characters.
There are some martial arts sequences in the movie, and those are quite thrilling. But, most of the movie is spent on scenes where we are just watching the two friends enjoy each other’s company. They laugh and play together, and share jokes and memories. The movie’s pace is more relaxed than those of many of Park Chan-wing’s other martial arts movies.
There are many different types of fighting shown in this movie. There is minimal usage of guns, and most of the fighting is done with the feet, elbows, knees, and feet. All of the fighting is based on joint locks, throwing, gripping, and other basic moves. There is also some interesting background music during some of the fights, but it is not at all disturbing. There are a few martial arts sequences that are exciting, but the movie is more about the friendship between the two stars.
One of the reasons why I went with Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions movie review is that the director is Park Chan-wing. He is one of the most innovative and accomplished martial arts filmmakers of our time. His films always manage to entertain, and he did not resort to violence or vulgarity in this movie. The story is very touching at times, but the violence is just there to enhance the moments when the characters are in danger. Overall, the movie is more about two friends overcoming their differences than anything else.
The fighting scenes in the movie are very well choreographed. They have a blend of live action and martial arts. The fights are very realistic and you can almost feel the fluidity of the moves. The movie is not very long, and the pace is fast paced. Overall, this movie is a fun watch, and at times you may feel that you are watching an actual fight.
Overall, I really enjoyed watching this movie. It is a real page turner, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat. Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions movie review continues here. I hope you have as much fun reading this article as I had while watching the movie!
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