Sunday 8 October 2023

Film Review: Ballerina (2023) (Action-Thriller)

Ballerina (발레리나)
Lee Chung-hyun (Director)

Grieving the loss of a best friend she couldn’t protect, ex-bodyguard Ok-ju sets out to fulfill her dear friend’s last wish: sweet, sweet revenge. (Synopsis)

Ballerina was an entertaining action thriller. Perhaps the story lacked a little depth at times (we were given only a few hints into the friendship that would push Ok-ju to such extreme measures and we barely glanced over her own background/history), but the action scenes were nicely choreographed and shot. This is not a film with anything thought-provoking to offer, but if you just want an action flick to pass 90 minutes, it's worth a watch. Part of me wonders if it would have been better as a mini-series, with more screen time to get into the characters and to establish relationships and reasons. But, as it stands, I am giving this movie 3.5 stars.

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