This movie combines an excellent mixture of action, comedy, and romance. It is a nice departure from the typical, melodramatic formula that is associated with many Korean dramas nowadays.
It is a sweet story starting Kwon Sang Woo, who plays Ji Hoon, a charismatic, rich, bad boy who is better known for his fighting and trouble making skills than his academic abilities. And surprisingly, KSW does have some good @$$ kicking moves in this movie that really highlights his athletic physic, which was famously showcased in “Staircase to Heaven.”
The lead actress happens to be one of my favorite Korean actresses, Kim Ha Neul plays a tomboy and a first year university student name Choi Su Wan. Su Wan is the same age as Ji Hoon, and is hired by Ji Hoon’s father to tutor him after school. After many quarrels and numerous instances of taking turn bullying each other, these two people who are as different as day and night find themselves caring for one another. KSW and KHN have amazing chemistry together. No wonder they later re-collaborate again in “Almost Love.” I got to get my hands on that movie now.
There are so many favorite moments, in which I was either laughing so hard or I was really engrossed in the storyline.
- I love all the fighting scenes – the choreography is really good as all of Ji Hoon’s fighting moves look realistic and graceful.
- The scene when Su Wan tries to eat Ji Hoon’s test score when he passed the exam because she has lost the bet to him and had to perform a dance in front of his school.
- The dance scene when Su Wan busted out her groves – who knew Kim Ha Nuel have it in her to move so sexily and wildly. And I love how you can see so vividly in Ji Hoon’s expression that he’s starting to develop feelings for Su Wan in this moment.
- The scene when Ji Hoon beats up the guy who broke Su Wan’s heart only to realize later that the reason why the guy rejected her because he was grooming to become a priest.
- The scene when Ji Hoon pissingly says to Su Wan, “STFU! It’s none of your business; do you know me? I know what I’m doing” in English because she kept meddling in his affairs was freakin’ hilarious!
- The scene when Ji Hoon professed his feelings for Su Wan when they were hang gliding up in the air.
- The scene towards the end when Su Wan kicks the gang boss in the nuts to protect Ji Hoon is a classic!
Overall, there aren’t any dull moments in this movie, and it is truly a must see favorite!