[FACEBOOK UPDATE & TRANSLATIONS] Yoo Ah In New Year’s Greetings 2015.01.03

Yoo Ah In came back from his year-end vacation on the 3rd of January 2015. After posting only photos in his instagram account, he finally got up from his comfy hammock and shared his opinion on a recent nation’s controversy sparked by the movie ‘Ode To My Father’ (starring Hwang Jun Min, Kim Yujin).

Joongang Daily and Korea Herad reporting the news:

The buzz started when some film pundits dubbed this movie as a “conservative” flick for emphasizing the sacrifices of older generations and justifying nationalism, and President Park Geun-hye (from the conservative party) used a scene from the movie to call on Korean people to show more patriotism.

Citing a scene in the film in which the husband and wife suddenly halt an argument and pay a hand salute to the national flag when they hear the national anthem playing, she emphasized the need for patriotism in order for Korea to overcome national adversity.

Many in the political circles watched the film, including Rep. Kim Moo-sung, chairman of the conservative ruling Saenuri Party, and Rep. Moon Jae-in, the liberal opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy’s flag-bearer in the 2012 presidential election.

“There were scenes in the film that emphasized patriotism, but that was the reality of that time period,” Rep. Moon told reporters after watching the film. “It is unreasonable to say that the film is conservative,” said the liberal lawmaker.

Film critic Huh Ji-woong commented on his Twitter account on Dec. 26 that the film “emphasizes the sacrifices of seniors while their current lackadaisical attitudes should be identified as a real problem,” adding that the movie seems “contradictory.”

Culture critic Chin Jung-kwon who is also a liberal commentator said the film amount to a “low-class tearjerker.”

However, the director told the JoongAng Ilbo in a recent interview that he only wanted to say “thank you” to the fathers who have survived through the hard times. The film is a “dedication” to our father’s generation, said Yoon, and nothing more. “I am just shocked at the way my work is being interpreted, which is absolutely removed from my motive,” Yoon said recently.

Despite the controversy, this movie topped the local box office for the third consecutive week, garnering over 8 million viewers.

[Read full story here and here]

Meanwhile in the K-netz world, there are furious debates over this matter, pros and cons, and netizens gave mixed reviews on this film.

What did Master Sik think of this hullabaloo? He wrote quite a long witty note on his Facebook [which link shared on his twitter].

Basically he said why don’t y’all just enjoy this movie instead of fussing over conservativeness and whatnot. This is just a movie, so chillax, hakuna your tatas! 😀

And he also shouted his New Year’s greeting out in a cute pokemon’s way! ^_^ Here are the translations:

A very Happy New Year to YOO too, Master Sik! 😀


6 Responses to “[FACEBOOK UPDATE & TRANSLATIONS] Yoo Ah In New Year’s Greetings 2015.01.03”
  1. Phuong nguyen says:

    Happy new year, best wishes to YAI. Always support you anytime and anywhere.

  2. Laura says:

    Aaah the critical eyed-boy is back! So nice to read his writings again, they are always fascinated me. Thanks for the translations 🙂

  3. Jen says:

    Thanks for the trans! He’s super smart!

  4. Sow says:

    The Pikachu reference that he made is so cute and witty 😄

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