May 10, 2004 18:57
The action rivalry between two women in the theaters this may is quite exciting; Uma Thurman starring in “Kill Bill : Vol 2” and Yoon Soy in “Arahan.” The pride of Hollywood and Chungmuro have tucked up their skirts for some action. “Kill Bill : Vol 2,” which will be released on May 14, was made by Quentin Tarantino after being driven into kong-fu. “Arahan” was directed by Ryu Seung-wan with inspirations from Hong Kong action movies that he saw in his younger years.
Thurman, who displayed splendid Samurai swordsmanship in the first volume of Kill Bill, mastered kong-fu in this time. The dynamic movements drawn by her slim figure of 1m 80cm can be are truly “art.” You may doubt your eyes whether she is truly a mother of two children.
With both a mature and sexy beauty, Thurman keeps your eyes fixed on the screen through the entire movie. Kong-fu and wire action, and with magnum guns in each hands like the hero of a spaghetti western, Thurman plays the coolest and dynamic action heroin.
On the other hand in Korea, Yoon Soy, 15 years younger than Thurman, captures the attention of the audience with her freshness. With a fragile and delicate image, Yoon presents kicks scattering her long straight hair. Yoon entered an action school six months before filming and began training from the basics. Yoon performs the role of “Eui-jin,” who trains herself to reach the state of a Buddhist arhat. Well, Yoon’s effect on the box-office is no means weaker.
(Kim So-ra, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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