February 12, 2023
Not as good as I'd hoped it would be. Truly futuristic sci-fi is pretty rare and the cyberpunk tags got my hopes up, but I probably should've known better. Jung_E is a rather slick South Korean blockbuster that lacks focus and fails to deliver on its genre elements. It still works as inconspicuous filler though.
Earth has become a garbage heap and humankind fled into space. Two factions separated and started a civil war, that has been raging for the past four decades. Jungyi almost finished the conflict but didn't complete her mission. Her daughter is trying to create an AI from the mother's brain that will succeed where her mother failed.
The robot designs are incredibly dull, and the middle part of the film is way too occupied with some dramatic plot points that just detract from the fun. And while there's no lack of cyber, don't expect any punk from this film. The budget is there though and the action is decent, but in the right hands, this could've been a much better film.