Lucid Dream: A Review

Lucid Dream, a Korean crime drama set in Korea has all the elements that you would expect from a western crime drama. With a 21st century flavor to it. As the name implies, the film surrounds itself arround the lucid dream where you’re not fully awake, but still dreaming.

While many skeptics will still say you’re dreaming, that’s still a dream. Your mind is still sleeping. If you’re not awake you’re sleeping. There is no gray area, at least not to me, and many scientists, anyway. But, that’s for another post. Anyhow, this reporter has his child kidnapped and the case goes cold for three years, and he never gives up. In fact, he goes off and does his own investigating and finds out about lucid dreaming, and he finds out more clues. This is where the real meat and potatoes of the movie begins really.

I won’t spoil the movie for you, but it is available on Netflix. I loved the twist in the plot, but the ending was rather ‘storybook like’ and could have been better. The action scenes while few and far between were mediocre at best, but the storyline was very good. Overall, I give this movie on a scale 1 to 5 a 3, for a good try, and a definate watch if you’re bored because the story was good even though you have to read subtitles and the ending sucked.


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