Forget Song Joong-ki’s beautiful man image and take notice in his acting.
When?a Werewolf Boy?was first released, it drew 7 million viewers, which was not expected. Although I’ve heard it was a big hit, I really didn’t want to watch this. However, by coincidence, I saw this movie on TV and it made me become glued to the TV. There’s nothing attractive when you think about the setting because the movie takes place in the 1960s at a remote rural area.
The main character, Song Jung-ki’s acting was so great that I couldn’t take my eyes off the movie. I can’t still forget the scene he ate like a real wolf. When he saw the food on the table, he rushed towards it, picked it up with his bare hands and devoured everything. Can you imagine such Song ?Joong-ki? He barely says anything during the movie and the only lines he said was, “I’ve been waiting for you. I miss you,” at the end of movie. His action told everything.
It’s a fantasy and romance, directed by Jo Sung-hee. The main female character, Suni (Park Bo-young), required special care so she has to move to an isolated and peaceful town in the countryside. In the town, she discovers a boy (Song Joong-ki) who keeps himself in the darkness and behaves like a wolf. His animal-like behavior keeps the townspeople away from him, but the girl is oddly moved by his nature and attempts to civilize him by teaching him how to wait patiently before a meal, speak, read, write and play the guitar. The boy is also moved by the girl who is the only person ever to reach out to him and show affection. Through their frequent interaction, they eventually become very close. One day, an unexpected accident awakens the boy’s beast-like demeanor, and he becomes a threat to the whole town. He was doomed to be shot but Suni let him escape from the townspeople and Suni’s family also left the town. Many years later, Suni became an old lady, she visited the town and met the boy who looked the same but could read and speak.
It’s a fantasy about the innocence of childhood. Their exchange of feeling and na?ve children playing in the countryside made me feel innocent again. Without the main characters good acting, this movie wouldn’t have been able to get rave reviews. Song Joong-ki is in the military service. When he comes back, his fans are looking forward to his brilliant acting.