‘Wonderland’ Flopped? Suzy’s Movie Receives Mixed Reactions Despite High Anticipation

Despite the hype and its star-studded cast, Suzy’s comeback movie “Wonderland” received underwhelmed reviews.

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Suzy, Park Bo Gum’s Movie ‘Wonderland’ Garners Mixed Reactions 

On June 5, the much-anticipated sci-fi movie “Wonderland,” starring Park Bo Gum and Suzy, finally hit the screen. As it is one of the awaited films this 2024, many were looking forward to it. 

Park Bo Gum, Suzy
Park Bo Gum, Suzy
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“Wonderland” revolves its story around a virtual platform service called Wonderland, which creates a virtual version of a deceased person through artificial intelligence.

The story follows a group of people using the service to reunite with their late loved ones and communicate with them through video calls. 

Following its premiere, the movie critics and viewers have shared mixed reactions about the AI-centric sci-fi film. The comments gathered are from CINE21, theqoo, and CGV.

Movie Critics Dub ‘Wonderland’ As ‘Too Vague,’ ‘Too Forced,’ More

Wonderland
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CINE21 is a South Korean film magazine known for its one-liner review platform, and has dubbed “Wonderland” as “too forced,” “too vague,” and “too loose.”

  • Critic Jung: “Loosely put together, compensating all the details for mere passion and technology.”
  • Critic Lee: “This movie unintentionally proves that film is dead and we’re living in an era of soulless coding.”
  • Critic Yoo: “A hard realization of life’s imperfections between oblivion and consciousness.”
  • Critic Park: “Tried to make us cry, ended up getting too vague.”
  • Critic Kim: “Forcing tears with a cake mix of Zoom and After Life.”

Some people on theqoo (online community forum) also expressed their sentiments over the movie.

  • “I know how much Park Bo Gum and Suzy put into promoting this movie, but the director cut out a lot of their story. It feels so choppy, what a waste of great cast.”
  • “Must be one of the soapy movies that forces you to cry.”
  • “What a waste of money this was. I’m so mad. I wouldn’t even watch it for free.”

Nevertheless, many still appreciated the movie’s narrative.

Viewers shared their reactions posted through CGV Golden Egg score, which is said to work the same as the famous Tomatometer in the US.

Wonderland
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  • “‘Wonderland’ comforts both the ones leaving this world and the ones getting left behind. The performances of the actors were immaculate and kept me watching the whole time.”
  • “This movie made me think not to go against what’s natural. Smothered in the regrets from the dying, the left-behind, the living. But the acting was excellent. The small details were great. The directing, leaving a lot of the context up to interpretation, was interesting too.”
  • “I started watching without thinking too deeply about it, but it got me pondering about a lot. Sure, it wasn’t a perfect movie, but the idea and the cast’s acting were good enough for me.”
  • “A world where the living can’t let go of the dead and the dead can’t be forgotten by the living. It’s hard to tell whether that’s right or wrong. But this movie shows us that anything taken too far will only destroy reality as we know it. What a good movie.”

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