Don't Forget To Love, part 22 of 24

Welcome to the Single-Minded Movie Blog advent calendar. Between the 1st and the 24th of December every day will bring you a short post about a film or a TV-show you shouldn't forget to love.

Natural City (2003)

With only a few days until Christmas now, it's time for us to take stock and remember all the important things. The good moments in life, however small. Let's do that with this fantastic Korean science fiction action movie.

We're somewhere in the future, in a dark hopeless world, where cyborgs have become an integral part of society. We follow an elite soldier, "R" (played by Yu Ji-Tae of Old Boy fame). The love of his life, an android named Ria, will expire and die in 78 hours, and she's already falling apart. Meanwhile a renegade combat cyborg has his own sinister plan...

Ostensibly a ripoff of Blade Runner - both visually and thematically - this film nonetheless succeeds where Ridley Scott's influential masterpiece fails, on the emotional level. The story is kind of heartbreaking, and in that respect (if nowhere else) a lot more satisfying than watching Harrison Ford not act.

(You can read a longer review here, if you have nothing better to do.)

Never forget to love it.


  1. Another great movie, outside of the box thinking, good job sir.

  2. Why, thank you, Sir! I can't wait to rewatch this myself!