Due to all that is occurring at the moment, the film Time to Hunt has halted its Korean release date and has been picked up by Netflix for distribution. Netflix has arisen to help out the quarantined world once again, y’all. In this case, they acquired a brand spanking new Korean movie for us all to watch in the comfort of our own homes instead of waiting months for it to get to America and only in select cities (I know!). Hopefully more Korean movies follow suit.
Time to Hunt is packed to the hilt with actors who know how to act. It stars Choi Woo Shik (of Parasite fame), Lee Jo Hoon, Ahn Jae Hong, and Park Jung as four friends with nothing to lose who plan a casino heist in a dystopian future. But of course, their full proof plan goes awry and they end up running for their lives from a mysterious man who will stop at nothing to kill them.
So I guess they realize that they actually do have something to lose? Is that their character arc?
This is giving me serious 80s vibes were movies like Running Man, where the trope of running from someone hell bent on killing you, reigned supreme. But I guess it could be a genre in that case since that is what the entire movie would be about. I for one kind of like it. That is one genre that I don’t really mind having a tiny comeback especially since it is so escapist.
This film was actually completed filming in 2018, so it has been looking for a distributor for a couple years (most Korean movies usually are filmed and released in the same year, they have a crazy quick turnaround). As of this article, it has a 83% score on Rotten Tomatoes, 8.5/10 on My Drama list, and a 6.1/10 on IMDB. So use that knowledge however you like!
I think I’ll be checking it out as it drops. If we end up watching it, we’ll let you know how it goes!