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Description: In this final episode of the hugely successful 'One Missed Call' franchise, the timid, young Asuka is bullied by her classmates. When they embark on a class field trip to Korea, Asuka plans revenge by sending a disturbing photo with the message: 'If you transmit this cursed photo to someone else, your life will be spared.' The students rush to pass the photo on to save their own lives, sparking a deadly fight for survival using cell phones! The final installment in this massively popular J-horror series lives up to Takashi Miike?s original production. This time around, the action moves to South Korea as a group of students (of course) are about to be terrorized by another series of mysterious cell-phone calls from the future that accurately predict their gruesome demise. But unlike previous installments, students can avoid their untimely dates with death by passing on the message to a friend, creating a scenario akin to Fukasaku?s masterful critique of Japanese youth culture, BATTLE ROYALE. While employing a host of techniques that have made J-horror such a popular genre, ONE MISSED CALL 3 uses the format to tackle issues of school bullying and technological paranoia.
not so bad, i think :\
well as a fan of "One Missed Call" since it’s primary days, i must say, this film is quite a disappointment for me.
first, the film doens’t stick to its original plan. the deaths are quite awkward and at one second i felt as if it was completly unsurreal and very "computerized" (for example, the death of the student with a wire cable). now you die at the time the phone call is made (when you forward the message to other person, that person dies instantly)? i don’t buy it, the fact that the victim had time to prevent (or at least try) it’s death, gives suspense to the film. i think involving Mimiko with a computer wasn’t such a good idea, feels kinda out of place. but it was quite cool that this film mixed ghosts with technology, very modern. the fact that the victims could forward the death message, it actually created comotion between the characters and some "action", very well thought. it involved a near-death character that joined forces with Mimiko, not so bad either. and the fact that the near-death character was the actress Horikita Maki made me so happy haha it was so awesome to see her portray such a different role from her usual ones. and, as the top notch, the fact that the korean actor Jang Geun Suk was also part of the cast made me sooooooo extremily happy. and he got to portray a deaf character, it must have been such a challenge for him.
well, to sum it up, i was sad the Finale of one of my favourite horror films was so poor in terms of story but at least it had some good things to balance it :) haha.