Title: Alienoid
Original title: Oegye+in 1bu
Release year: 2022
Country: South Korea
Director: Dong-hoon Choi
Stars: Yoon Byung-hee, Kim Chan-hyung, Kim Dae-myung
Rating: 3/5

The door of time opens between the swordsman who wants to seize the legendary divine sword at the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and those who chase after an alien prisoner imprisoned in a human body in 2022.

Alienoid: The Return to the Future
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A Time-Bending Odyssey: Alienoid


Alienoid, from acclaimed director Dong-hoon Choi, throws open the door to a visually stunning, genre-bending adventure. Spanning centuries and worlds, the film weaves together action, fantasy, sci-fi, and even a dash of humor into a tapestry that’s undeniably ambitious, but not without its loose threads.

The story hinges on a time portal connecting the Goryeo Dynasty with the year 2022. A swordsman seeking a legendary weapon collides with individuals chasing an alien prisoner trapped in a human body. This premise sets the stage for a whirlwind of encounters, as characters from vastly different eras grapple with culture clashes, technological marvels, and hidden agendas.

Visually, Alienoid is a treat. Choi’s signature style shines through in meticulously crafted sets, dazzling special effects, and dynamic action sequences. The film seamlessly blends historical settings with futuristic landscapes, creating a world that feels both familiar and otherworldly.

However, the narrative complexity can be a double-edged sword. While the multi-layered plot keeps the audience engaged, it can also feel convoluted at times. The sheer number of characters and their interconnected motivations require attentive viewing, and even then, some aspects might feel underdeveloped.

The performances are generally strong, with Yoon Byung-hee and Kim Chan-hyung anchoring the film with charismatic portrayals. The humor, often delivered through situational irony, lands more often than not, adding a welcome layer of levity to the otherwise intense narrative.

Ultimately, Alienoid is a visually impressive, narratively ambitious film that might not stick the landing perfectly but offers a unique and entertaining experience. If you’re looking for a genre-bending adventure with stunning visuals and a touch of humor, Alienoid is worth the journey through time. Just be prepared to hold on tight.

AKA: Alien + Human: Part 1,Alien + People: Part 1,Alien: Part 1,Alienoid,Alienoid: Part 1,Alienoide,Cuộc Chiến Xuyên Không,Evrenler Savaşı,Oegye+in 1bu,Wegye+in 1bu,Прибульці,Пришельцы. Часть 1,외계+인 1부,外星+人,祖宗膠戰外星人
Baek Hyun-joo,Cha Young-Ju,Choi Kwang-Je,Choi Yoo-Ri,Geon-woo Ji,Hyeon-geol Lee,Jeon Yeo-been,Jo Woo-jin,Ki-chun Kim,Kim Chan-hyung,Kim Dae-myung,Kim Eui-sung,Kim Kang-il,Kim Min-che,Kim Min-Seo,Kim Tae-ri,Kim Woo-bin,Lee Dong-Hee,Lee Hanee,Lee Seon-hee,Lee Si-hoon,Min-jun Kim,Moo-Yum Park,Ok Ja-yeon,Ryu Jun-Yeol,Shim Dal Gi,Shin Jeong-geun,So Ji-seob,Yoo Jae-myung,Yoon Byung-hee,Yoon Kyung-ho,Yoon-woo Jang,Yum Jung-ah
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