korean movies they’re having a moment right now. If it weren’t for the big Oscar win for Bong Joon-ho’s ParasiteOne may wonder if a movie like Alienoid would ever see the light of day in a US theatrical release. As far as South Korean fantasy movies go, the niche has also found some fans around the world. .
Directed by Choi Dong-hoon (known for the 2015 action show ‘Murder‘) and starring Kim Woo-bin, Ryu Jun-yeol, and Kim Tae-ri, Alienoid is a mix of science fiction and fantasy genres. First of a two-part film franchise, the film follows two eras where the gurus of Goreyeo Dunasty are trying to secure a legendary time-shrouding sword while intersecting with an era where modern people are trying to hunt to a dangerous alien who has been imprisoned inside a human body.
The official synopsis read: “For centuries, aliens have locked their prisoners in human bodies.” In the year 2022, Guard (KIM Woo-bin) and Thunder live on Earth, handling alien prisoners who have been locked away in human brains. One day, a spaceship appears in the sky over Seoul, and police detective Moon (SO Ji-sub, “Moon”) witnesses a strange sight… Meanwhile, 630 years earlier, during the Goryeo dynasty, the hapless dosa (Korean tao magician) Muruk (RYU Jun-yeol) and Ean (KIM Tae-ri), the so-called “The Girl Who Shoots Thunder”, each fight to outwit each other. another in search of the mystical Divine Sword, for which a great reward is offered.
Two sorcerers in search of the secrets of the Divine Blade, Madam Black (YUM Jung-ah) and Mr. Blue (JO Woo-jin), as well as the masked Jajang (KIM Eui-sung), also undertake a desperate fight to obtain the Divine Blade. sheet. Meanwhile, a spaceship emerges from a deep river, emitting light… Those who pursue alien prisoners locked in human bodies in the year 2022, and the sorcerers who pursue the legendary Divine Sword in the year 1391… When the door of time opens, everything gets tangled up!”
Also starring So Ji-sub, Jo Woo-jin, and Lee Hanee, Alienoid currently has a score of 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics call it a “film on the verge of exploding, as if Choi… was drunk with sheer cinematic pleasure and was throwing all film genres into one gigantic blender.”
Where to watch and stream ‘Alienoid’ online?
Alienoid Part 1 hits limited theaters in the United States on August 26, 2022. You can visit fandango to see which movie theater near you is showing the Korean movie.
As far as streaming is concerned, there is no news of the release of Alienoid online. However, with Well go to USA handling the film’s distribution, it should be available on VOD buying and renting platforms, sooner rather than later.