Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Korean feature film THE WAILING has a nicely suspenseful build up (as in it's hard to predict what's going on and what's going to happen) but the ending is so frustratingly unsatisfying and confusing. It's basically a ghostly who dunnit with, I guess, symbolic hints references as to who is who in the handful of suspects but everything feels so disjointed that the hints are practically meaningless or at least not very effective. The bad guy is just evil for the sake of being evil and there's not much more to it even after all that build up. Performances are good, cinematography is decent. It just doesn't come together in the end for a meaningful impact.