7 Kdrama stars appearing on the big screen this year
Korean theater districts have become crowded with women who want to watch K-drama stars on big movie screens. There have recently been many movies that K-dramas stars are in. Energized by stars’ increasing popularities, these movies are enjoying huge gains. The new movies opening this fall/winter are mainly action movies that focus on stories of school boys and North Korean agents. Here are 7 K-drama stars who show up in movies that you might want to watch just to see them.
1. Kim Woo Bin in Friend 2 (친구2, Chin gu 2)
Kim Woo Bin usually plays hoodlum-ish characters in K-dramas, and in this movie he becomes a real gangster. Friend2, which Kim Woo Bin stars in, was ranked at number one after the movie was released, and has gained a million audience members in the shortest time ever in Korean movie history. If you were in Korea now, you might even be able to meet Kim Woo Bin in real life at one of the showings.
Plot: The movie is a sequel to Friend, a highly successful 2001 film. Kim Woo Bin appears as Sung Hoon, the hidden son of Dong Soo (Jang Dong Gun). Sung Hoon grows up and joins a gang. He spends time in prison where he meets Joon Seok. Unaware of the fact that Joon Seok is connected to his father’s death, Sung Hoon becomes a right hand to him, and starts to feel both admiration and jealousy towards charismatic Joon Seok. However, the table is turned when Sung Hoon finds out that Joon-seok has something to do with his father’s death.
Lee Jong Suk of I Hear Your Voice and Seo In Guk of Master’s Sun starred together in No Breathing to catch women’s hearts. I think this movie should have been released in summer because it looks cold to watch in winter, but any season is a good season for abs! We can watch their semi-nude bodies during the running time.
Plot: After Won Il's (Seo In Guk) father died from a swim competition while doing his specialty called “no breathing”, Won Il quits swimming for good. Living like there is no tomorrow with his easy-going attitude, his father’s friend drags him to get into a physical education high school class to start swimming again. There he meets his long-ago rival, Woo Sang(Lee Jong Suk) who was always overshadowed by Won Il. With Won Il’s absence, Woo Sang took up the first place and grew up to be the national swim star. He is completely opposite to Won Il in that all he cares about is winning. The two very different restless youth start on the swimming competition for love and friendship, which is in fact the rite of passage to growing up.
4. Choi Seung Hyun aka T.O.P in Commitment (동창생 Dong-chang-saeng)
Our sexy star T.O.P is back with his new solo album and movie. He gave his all for this movie. He plays a combination of school boy and North Korean agent. Yes, unfortunately this is just a movie. There’s no sexy North Korean student agent like T.O.P in the world. That's why you should check this!
Plot : After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung Hoon(T.O.P) and his younger sister Hye In(Kim Yoo Jung) are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school in the South, he meets another girl named Hye-in, and rescues her when she comes under attack. South Korean Intelligence soon discovers Myung Hoon’s activities and begin tracking him, all while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him.
5. Yeo Jin Goo in Hwayi, a monster boy (화이Hwayi)
Jin Goo’s fans want to call him Oppa even though he is younger than them. A properly brought-up child actor is worth more than ten adult actors. He technically can’t even watch his own movie because this is for adults only. In this movie, he is a real monster who swallows other veteran actors by his outstanding performance.
Plot: Hwayi(Yeo Jin Goo) is a boy living in a farm village who was raised by 5 fathers who are famous criminals. One day, the group is commissioned to kill a man named Lim and his wife. While the rest of the group feels something odd about this particular contract, Suk Tae is adamant on carrying out this job with Hwayi in tow. During the job, Hwayi discovers a photograph of a child in Lim’s house. Eventually, Suk-tae hands his gun to Hwayi and he is forced to pull the trigger. He becomes ill after committing his first kill, and realizes that the boy in the photograph looks uncannily familiar.
6. Jung Woo in Red Family (붉은 가족 Bul-geun Ga-jok)
Trust me. Jung Woo is as hot as any other actors are in Korea, especially to women in their 20’s and 30’s. As a trash( 쓰레기) character in Answer me 1994, he has become Korea’s oppa. If you are interested in a North Korean agent story, this movie is a good choice. And if you are a big fan of K-movie, you might know who Kim Ki Duk is in K-movie history.
Plot: An outwardly happy family is actually a covert unit tasked with a dangerous mission...A moving drama that vividly evokes the Korean dilemma, its superb balance of serious subject matter and humor is guaranteed to elicit tears from viewers. Contradictions, serious themes, ghastly scenes, and humor build to a moving climax, engineered by a superb Kim Ki Duk script.
7. Joo Sang Wook in Days of Wrath (응징자 Eung-Jing-Ja)
Joo Sang Wook is a very diligent actor. His characters in K-dramas are usually cold-hearted and smart, so it's sometimes hard to see the hotness in his characters. This time, he plays a man who really wants to take revenge on an old friend at the hazard of his own life. It will be the hottest character of Joo Sang Wook’s filmography.
Plot: In high school, Chang Sik (Yang Dong Geun) bullied Jun Suk(Joo Sang Wook) relentlessly, even causing Jun Suk’s girlfriend to commit suicide. After 15 years, one day, the two bump into each other. Chang Sik is getting ready for his wedding while working for a conglomerate. On the other hand, Jun Suk is working at a convenience store having a difficult time getting a decent job, even though he graduated from a prestigious university, because of his abnormal school years. Jun Suk never forgets about their past and plans for revenge that will bring back those memories to Chang Sik.
( Source KOBIZ)
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