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Jul 05

The Fantastic 3-Iron

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There are two films out there which feature invisible characters. One is the Fantastic Four which I have not seen yet:the other is 3-Iron, a Korean oddity from Kim Ki-Duk. An oddity because it starts of as a deadpan silent movie, then turns into a bit of a crime films, and pokes out the other end as a romance. So what about the invisibility?

Well its not real invisibility. It is standing behind people. Now standing behind people, outside if their field of vision, is practical invisibility. The invisibility we all can do. 3-Iron makes it graceful, if silly. However there is a point near the end of the film where the lead character seems to notice the camera, and then invents true movie invisibility. There are sequences where he appears to be standing behind the camera, hiding from us. An odd thing to do in a movie about you, but like I said, this is an odd film.

And, against the odds, an enjoyable one. And while the Fantastic Four go and show off their powers left right and centre, it is nice to see a more realistic Korean superhero: with the power to stand behind people, and hit golf balls at ’em.

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