The Man Who Was Superman
SONG Soo-jung is a producer going on her third year at a small company. Her specialty is human interest stories. She is driven to produce these shallow stories for the sake of her ambition of one day becoming Korea’s own Oprah Winfrey. However, she is reaching the end of what’s left of her pride. One day, after months of not getting paid, she leaves her office with the company camera to produce a story on a lion apparently refusing to eat its meal. On her way, however, she comes across a robber, but she is saved somehow by Superman in a Hawaiian shirt. “Superman” claims he’s unable to tap into his supernatural powers as the bad guys have placed kryptonite inside his head. However, he doesn’t let that get in his way from helping others, from saving the world from global warming to saving a lost puppy.
One of those frustrating movies that has the kernel of a great idea, and can be genuinely moving at times (hell, by the end it's kind of like a live action The Iron Giant), but the director goes once too often to the big button marked "Melodrama!!!", which morphs feeling into clumsy parody.
Heart-wrenching and emotional, The Man Who Was Superman may come out of left field because of how surprisingly sad it is. But it doesn't change its powerful message that anyone can be hero.
A very touching and heart-warming movie. The message it provides definetly reaches every who gives it a shot.
Must see for not only for korean movie fans, but for every man who appreciates drama.