Mokpo Harbor, Gangster’s Paradise” is a Korean Gangster Comedy, so right away there are certain things you can expect. As with the “My Wife is a Gangster” films and various others, 90% of the film will be played for laughs — that is, until the moment (always toward the end) when the filmmaker decides it’s time to get serious. At this point a movie that had resembled “Police Academy” will suddenly turn into “Scarface”, with the whole thing drenched in overly melodramatic moments only possible in Asian films. As with formulaic Hollywood schlock, the Korean Gangster Comedies have become so generic that they’re now nothing more than connect-the-dots filmmaking.
In 1950, in South Korea, shoe-shiner Jin-tae Lee and his 18-year-old old student brother, Jin-seok Lee, form a poor but happy family with their mother, Jin-tae's fiancé Young-shin Kim, and her young sisters.
It tells of the events before the film, in which monster hunter Gabriel Van Helsing travels to London to investigate a series of horrific, and decidedly supernatural murders, being committed by the mad scientist Dr.
Kari the babysitter thinks she's in for a night of routine babysitting. She's prepared to provide neurological stimulation with some soothing musical accompaniment for little Jack-Jack, the smallest member of the incredible Parr family.
Have you watched Mokpo the Harbor yet? What did you think about it?