Photo Spam: Ji Hyun Woo in “Mr. Idol” (Warning: Lots of pics. Lots.)
This movie requires no brain power whatsoever. It is basically a patchwork of different scenes just thrown together. There is no character development and the plot is so cliche, a five-year-old could have written it. Basically someone in the movie industry wanted to cash in on the idol trend so he hired some slipshot writer, coerced veteran actors to star in it, threw in some eye candy, and hoped for the best. You can’t even be angry at this movie because it’s just so surface level. The only redeeming point about this movie is of course, Ji Hyun Woo, and the sprinkling of comedy. I actually enjoyed the comedy. Ji Hyun Woo had some good deadpan delivery and there was some physical humor. I don’t think any of the actors took this project too seriously, which is good, but they did their job with what they were given. I don’t think I can blame them for this bad movie.
Anyway, a brief summary. Ji Hyun Woo plays Lee Yoo Jin who was originally going to debut as a rock band member under Star Music Entertainment some years ago. Unfortunately, their music was deemed unprofitable and the band was dropped from the agency. Lee Yoo Jin then worked odd jobs here and there to support his family of a father, sister, and her two children, one of which is constantly ill. After a coincidental meeting, he is scouted by Park Ye Jin, the producer of the idol group, Mr. Children, and he joins the group as the lead vocal. Nothing goes well for this group and they start from the bottom, holding performances at hospitals and other charity institutions. Gradually they gain a following and are able to top the charts.
Unfortunately, Star Music Entertainment releases a falsely edited video interview of Lee Yoo Jin bashing idols during his audition and Mr. Children goes bust. But just as Park Ye Jin is about to leave the country, giving up on Mr. Children for good, Lee Yoo Jin hears a message she recorded for him and decides to give one last performance at an end of the year music show. Things end successfully for Mr. Children and they disband. It is alluded to at the end of the film that Lee Yoo Jin finally gets to do his band music. Hurrah.
Now for the fun. Here’s the photo spam. Organized by editions. Watch out for some snark and fangirling.
The Plaid Edition– I love Ji Hyun Woo in plaid and jeans. I think it’s my favorite look on him.
The “Giant Among Men” Edition
The “Sexy Back” Edition
The Hoodie Edition– Another weakness of mine- hoodies.
Eyeliner Edition- Cuz men can look masculine with eyeliner. “Maybe he’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.”
Fangirl- “I Want to be the ______” Edition
Fangirl- “I’m Just Here for Ji Hyun Woo” Edition
Fangirl- “Don’t Look At Me Like That Or I’ll Explode” Edition
Ji Hyun Woo- “Why Am I Doing This Movie?” Edition