In case you don’t know what is ‘Goblin’ : it’s a korean drama. And this is a review (sort of… might be more likely to a ‘what i think bout’ this film) for it.
I know it’s quite popular these days, and trust me, all of this post is not gonna be about ‘please watch it, it is the best’, just gonna be explain why I like it so much (pretty like my diary).
Let’s get in :
💫 Firstly, I want to say that I’m not a picky audience. Me picking something to watch just gonna be like : ‘um, what’s trending huh ?’so don’t expect a super deeply emotional review .
💫Secondly, again, I’m not a picky audience and also not really care about the cast (i mean about, their acting skill, technique all of that detail, trust me, i can only tell that Twilight’s cast was the worst at acting, that’s all) so, don’t angry because of my non-professional at reviewing 😝.
💫 Finally in, I want to talk about the content, the story first. It is sad, very sad, all of its funny moments’re just make it even sadder.
Kim Shin is a goblin (dokkaebi) which is a kind of god/guardian that have powers (plus, is handsomeness is one of his powers ?) to help people and as well as be their guardian, protect them. He has an immortal life (which is the main tragedy of the whole story).
He once said in the film : “I have thought that this life is a present, but now I get it, it’s a punishment.” Kim Shin used to be a warrior of Goryeo, he was punished (by God) because he’s killed too many humans (still, as a warrior, to protect the country, that punishment was so rude, what about Napoleon ?).
Eun Tak, the main female character, who is destinied to be the goblin’s bride (which is meant to take his sword out and rescue him from his immortal life, she’s a gift from god to Kim Shin, to end his punishment) , like it was her fate, you know the difference between ‘bride’ and ‘lover’ (get it ?) .Anyway, but they (the ShinTak) fall in love (Shin might get the wrong idea of ‘a gift from god’ 😝 *must be*) and most of the first half of the drama was how they falling for each other and then fans drooling for them.
Okay, you might started wonder, then who is the guy with a ‘vulgar’ hat in the beginning of this blog. He’s Wang Yeo (you can call him Kim Woo Bin also, or can even name him) – another reason explained Shin’s punishment.
Wang Yeo’s previous life is Shin’s king (he’s a warrior, remember ?).Because of his selfishness and rivalry with Kim Shin, he ordered to kill Shin and his whole family inclued Shin’s sister – the one he loves and also Sunny after she recainate. And that’s why he become a Grim Reaper / Angel of Death.
The drama was in fantasy genre. The whole filming style was slightly greyish, a bit dreary, especially about Shin’s personality. He’s desperated for so long that you can’t even tell if he’s still sad.Til the end, he’s still just a lonely, shining goblin.
Let’s talk about their love.It’s so beautiful. At first it was fate, a compulsory relationship then naturally want to be together, to be as one. The thing that he has an immortal life just reminds me of Twilight’s Edward.
Alot have said that they don’t like the film because the main couple looks like father and daughter. But I think Gong Yoo have done a great job with this character. He has a classic-handsome look which is what mainly make him different. Like a gentlement, it’s been so long that I see that type of character on K-drama. He brings Shin to life, I feel like he is so into the character and nobody could replace him in Kim Shin’s role. Just like how Eun Tak says : ‘A man with sad eyes. Who is strange and beautiful. My type (mine too girl)’.
And about Go Eun, she does the job, completely but not so impressive as Gong Yoo.
I like this film also because it was mature. Since the main character was literally 939 years old, there’s no teenage-mistake. Everything was so grown up and just unlike any films I’ve seen before.
I’ll end this blog here. Hopefully you like it. And btw, my favorite song in the Goblin OST is Love by Mamamoo.What’s yours ?