Jung_E (2023) Movie Review

Jung_E – Movie Review


Director: Sang-ho Yeon

Writer: Sang-ho Yeon (Screenplay)


Plot: On an uninhabitable 22nd-century Earth, the outcome of a civil war hinges on cloning the brain of an elite soldier to create a robot mercenary.

Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Jung_E starts as we learn about the deadly war that raged over the Earth, making it uninhabitable. Sang-Hoon (Kyung-soo) has been running an experiment using Seohyun (Soo-yeon) skills. This sees them trying to create an elite soldier Jung_E (Hyun-joo) a fallen soldier to fight back against the robotic army.

The problems start appearing when the robot can’t get past a certain part of the simulation. As Sang-Hoon pushes for improvement, he pushes the project beyond anything it has managed before. However, when the truth comes out about what the company wants with the project, Seohyun has her own plans for it.

Verdict on Jung_E

Jung_E is a sci-fi action movie following a project being put together to create an elite robotic soldier. We are taken to a futuristic world where people live on an uninhabitable Earth. Following the moral discussions about whether to continue pushing for results using a human mind.

The world created for this story is interesting, even if we don’t dive as deep as we could into it. Our snippet into what has happened in the future shows us how far people will go to solve a conflict. Even if deep down, this becomes a movie about the relationship between a mother and daughter.

There is also a discussion about how much humans should rely on A.I. Showing how businesses will always have their own ideas for what is being produced. This ends up being an enjoyable movie, with brilliant special effects to create the world we are sucked into. The performances in the film are strong too. Kim Hyun-joo gets to bring combat skills, while Ryu Kyung-Soo brings a business psychotic to life.

Where to Watch: Jung_E is available on Netflix now.

Final ThoughtsJung_E is a great futuristic experience.

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