286th Movie Review: Sex Is Zero 2

Yet another surprising performance by the female lead makes this series mildly entertaining

            Let me get this straight, this one was better than the original…albeit by just a slight margin. The main reason being there were less drama here and more gags, which made scenes livelier and consistently entertaining.

            Lead actor Chang Jung Lim isn’t a total loser here, bagging a girlfriend played by Song Ji Hyo, another great actress who I wouldn’t have even imagined taking part of a movie like this. And although the jokes were totally recycled, it wound up being even funnier due to its familiarity. I sensed more chemistry between the two leads this time around, something I found missing while Ha Ji Won was still present (although she did have a cameo early on). The film pressed the right buttons, thanks to a less disjointed storyline and a likeable cast.

GRADE: B-

285th Movie Review: Sex Is Zero

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An unexpected performance by Ji Won saves this rather unusual Korean flick

This would make more sense if you’ve seen Ha Ji Won in a Korean drama or movie. Her character here is, well, a slut. But everyone knows she’s anything but. Now, this wouldn’t be remarkable if it were some other actress, but this is Ha Ji Won, an A-lister! If you want to know more about her, you can try watching dramas like Secret Garden and King 2 Hearts, you’d love her there for sure.

Now, about the film. It has a very weird story, and the scenes felt very disjointed. I don’t know if this was because of the language barrier, but it got distracting as the movie progressed. The first half was better, particularly because the former had more jokes and gags in it. It got boring when transformed into a drama towards the end.

          Sex Is Zero excelled in making me laugh but when the jokes ended, it lost its momentum. But still, getting Ha Ji Won to star here was the best decision the director made. And honestly, that’s the only reason why I didn’t find the film totally awful.

GRADE: C+