“The final product is actually quite solid, with a universal tale of camaraderie and sacrifice that will appeal to just about any viewer in any country. Musa might not redefine cinema but it provides a great entry point to the Korean film industry or those desiring to seek out anything not Hollywood.”
I sometimes wonder what enormously respected authors from days of yore would think about watching their works transferred to the silver screen. Imagine Shakespeare watching Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes in the ultra-hip, ultra-violent, contemporary Romeo and Juliet or Bram Stoker eyeing Keanu Reeves’ talcum hair in Dracula. Not withstanding the initial shock I would presume comes from watching their first ever movie, I have a nagging feeling that most would recoil in abject terror and frustration that their labors of love had turned into puerile trite.