Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Korean moviegoers make an effort to go and watch 'Okja'

  • A lot of the cinema megachains in Korea (e.g. CGV, Exhibitor Lotte Cinema) are boycotting Okja so they're not screening them. Their reason was that this Netflix film will "ruin" Korea's film industry. Smaller theaters are screening the film and the owners talk about how there's an increase in visitors at their theaters now. In Seoul, only 12 theaters are screening Okja.  

1. [+471, -20] Okja: You're unaware that time is flying by. Real (t/n: Kim Soo Hyun, Sulli movie): You're aware time is passing by. 

2. [+325, -18] Personally, I thought the movie was entertaining. I took the intercity bus to go watch it and don't think I wasted any money. 

3. [+259, -7] They talk shit even if you make a film, they talk shit even if you don't. They talk shit if you release the film, they talk shit even if you don't release it. 

4. [+239, -10] I want to watch it on the big screen too but there's no theater near me that's screening it!! ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

5. [+247, -12] I came back from watching the early morning screening at Daehan Theater 
ㅇㅅㅇ This movie is a small capitalist movie that makes their actors' comedic acting stand out. It also has messages that recommend vegetarianism.

6. [+89, -5] CGV, Lotte Cinema, Megabox is seriously despicable. Transformers? Real? Why are you trying to monopolize movies that don't even seem like movies? Is this really a cultural advanced country?

7. [+48, -5] I watched it on Netflix at 7AM. You're really not going to regret watching this.