“Bluebeard” hits this weird note that just sung out to me. The film plays with dismemberment in a way that I haven’t seen in a Korean movie. Sure, the Hitchcock style love affair with using a typical utility person as an audience surrogate is fun. It’s just that there’s a ton about climate change and women’s issues that are shoved into play with the same tempo. While a film can be this front-loaded, it eventually become a headache. Where is the audience supposed to focus, if you’re shouting three different things at them?
Naturally, I focused on the murder aspect. The idea of a professional renting a room from a family of serial killers is cool. But, then the movie keeps going off the rails to try and build a world. I got the world from the opening scene. The director did his job and it paid off. Until the finale, so much of Bluebeard just feels like spinning wheels. Get to the point already!
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS: X