Miss Go (or Miss Conspirator, internationally) is a 2012 Korean movie that's, frankly, just not very good. I guess you can call it an action caper with some comedy-drama-romance thrown in.
Your story entails a young woman suffering from panic attacks, who gets mixed up in a drug deal gone wrong. She gets confused as some sort of conspirator working as a go between to two rival gangs and has to be protected by the police (who don't really believe her). From there, everybody is trying to get over on someone else with some scheme or another.
I knew this movie was going to have some problems right from the get go. A withdrawn artist of some kind, suffering from an anxiety disorder or phobia, is a story angle I've seen more than a few times. I'm surprised they didn't throw in a brain tumor or heart problems for good measure. You know what's going to happen, i.e. young woman will eventually get over her phobia and no longer need her panic pills as she goes on this big adventure. This entire story line was unnecessary to begin with, and, dropping it into what's supposed to be an action caper was a dreadfully poor decision.
After the initial mix up involving the woman that kicks off the movie, some undercover clown who wears red boots volunteers to watch over her night and day. I guess he's supposed to be the imposing looking good guy hero or something, but he just looks rather silly and out of place. For the first hour or so of this movie, these 2 characters try to find the money and drugs that everyone is after, while staying one step ahead of everybody else (which includes 2 gang bosses, various underlings, good cops, crooked cops, etc). This part of the film is really, really, boring!
There's a brief (and I do mean brief) interlude where these 2 characters appear to fall in love. They look terribly awkward together at best, until this story arc is thankfully dropped and forgotten. Then, it's back to the action caper nonsense. The action (what there is of it) is terrible; about on par with a moderately budgeted KTV Drama from a decade ago. The primary story and multiple schemes involved start spinning more and more out of control as this movie lumbers along. Then, fake plots, fake drugs, fake money, and fake guns, are thrown in for good measure to muddle everything up even worse. Hell, there's even a guy with a fake stutter. This is all about as suspenseful and interesting as taking a dump.
There's also the growth of our main character (the woman with the panic attacks) to deal with throughout the story. You would expect her character to evolve little by little over time; NOPE!...she literally goes from scared phobic girl to all empowered super woman in the blink of an eye. There is no in between and there is no growth along the way. Don't believe me?...see for yourself; it happens at exactly the moment she pops out of the sea at about the 80 minute mark or so. From there, she has somehow mastered the ability to conquer all her fears, while instantly being able to formulate a plan to outsmart all the cops, both gangs, and everybody else. This turn of events is downright stupid! Who wrote this crap?
This film stars Go Hyun-jung; she's a fine actress, and she does the best she can here. But, nobody could make this poorly written role work. She deserves far better than this. If only the screenplay and story were one-tenth as interesting as her real life, we might have something worth watching here. Unfortunately, that's just not the case. The rest of the cast is rounded out by a bunch of dudes; no super heavyweights, but several of which you'll recognize if you're a veteran Korean film/drama watcher. I'm not going to bother mentioning any of them by name, and they'd probably prefer if I didn't, actually.
My mother taught me that if I didn't have at least something nice to say, I shouldn't say anything at all. So, hmmm, this movie did eventually end, and that was a definitely a good thing!...the ending was terrible btw, made even worse by the clumsily tacked on anime sequence after the credits rolled!
If you're looking for a well made recent flashy action caper from Korea, go watch The Thieves instead. You won't regret it. I recommend you take a pass on watching the turd that is Miss Conspirator however.
Very not good...It's in the 4-6 range or so (out of 10 stars). I generally try to grade up whenever possible, because I am kind. But, I'm not in a good mood this evening, and this movie made me downright angry that I wasted my time watching it. So, 4 stars it is for you Miss Conspirator!
Action / Comedy
Action / Comedy
A woman with a severe anxiety disorder stumbles into a 44 million dollars drug deal gone wrong. Suddenly the mafia, as well as the police, wants to get hold of her.
Uploaded By: FREEMAN
May 24, 2021 at 09:28 PM