Could have been better
JYK | Washington State | 11/07/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It's rare to find a good sci-fi movie from Korea, so I really tried to keep an open mind. However, I must admit to being disappointed. The premise is intriguing. It's reunified Korea and a string of murders are happening with the victims being once-prominent government-employed scientists. The story deals with cloning and genetic experiementation and could have been a tightly-crafted futuristic thriller in the vein of 'The Minority Report'. Also, the inherent cultural struggles of a newly reunited country that developed differently for over 50 years. However, the wooden acting from the cast (it's worse if you watch in original Korean) and the lack of direction sink the movie. The action scenes are adequate, but otherwise a disappointment."
Korea's Scifi Masterpiece!!
J. D Naae | Neo-Tokyo | 10/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really don't want to say anything to spoil this movie, it's a great movie though. The plot follows a detective as he tries to unravel a serial killer's wake of murders. When the reality of what was happening began setting in, the truth behind secret military genetic experiments, know as Project Lucas, are slowly revieled. This movie is a great Scifi Movie and though it is complelty different than American Scifi such as the Matrix, it would probaly be just as amusing to any fan of good SciFi. Over all "Yesterday" is a little violent, but the ideas and concepts within the plot are nothing less than clasic Science Fiction."
Turned out to be good but....
P. Weir | New Zealand | 12/10/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was quite hard work. I love Korean movies and I prefer a plot which requries some thought rather than being led by the hand to an obvious conclusion. However I have to admit I spent about half this movie trying to figure out what was going on.
A movie will generally start by 1) introducing the characters and then having events take place, or, 2) by throwing you to a situation with the characters and then revealing more about them over time. "Yesterday" didn't really do either.
The opening scenes are interesting but you have no clue as to the relationship of the characters (which in the case of the Captain and the young boy just means you dont understand the significance of the scene at all). You don't realy start getting a feel for the characters until about two thirds of the way through the movie.. which feels like quite a long time. This makes it hard going watching the movie. You spend more time wondering whats going on instead of trying to figure out whats going on (if you know what I mean).
Overall the movie is worth watching.. it is well filmed, has good acting, etc... it just feels like hard work wtaching all the way through."