Is The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion A Good Movie To Consider Watching Tonight?


The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion is a 2018 movie that is both directed and written by Park Hong Jung who also directed the remarkable movie I Saw The Devil. This movie is a mystery horror that is packed with solid action sequences coupled with a mist of suspense and lots of questions to be answered.

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But, should you watch The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion or not?

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

Things You Might Like Or Might Not Like About The Witch Part 1. The Subversion

The Plot

We watch a kid escaping an estranged experimental facility all bloody, with hunting dogs charging. She manages to survive and is found by a peaceful couple. She loses her memory but this gets her an opportunity to begin fresh. On the other hand, the notable members involved with the experiments run in that estranged facility seemed displeased, with the girl escaping the zone. But they were pretty sure that the kid would not survive a day outside.

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

Fast forward and we are now 10 years in the present and surprisingly the girl, now called Koo Ja Yoon is enjoying a good happy, and healthy life with her adoptive parents. But, unfortunately, her adoptive mother has developed dementia and is not doing good.

To meet the immediate needs, Koo Ja Yoon decides to take things into her hand and, auditions for a talent show since the winner gets to acquire a lump sum amount which might be enough to cure her mother. In this process, we also find, that Koo Ja Yoo is suffering too from an incurable brain ailment that saves her only for 2-3 months.

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

Things begin to trouble when people from her past start appearing in her present. Although she barely has any memory from her days in the facility, their sudden appearance in her life takes a toll on her peaceful living.

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The Direction

We, all know, how intense I Saw The Devil is, therefore not expecting a breathtaking choreography in styling this venture was something Park Hong Jung would not opt for. He is an amazing guy who once again styled the picturization mesmerizingly.

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

The Cast Of The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion 

Well, the movies have-

  • Kim Da-mi playing Ja-yoon
  • Jo Min-su playing Dr. Baek
  • Choi Woo-shik playing Nobleman
  • Park Hee-soon playing Mr. Choi
  • Go Min-si playing Do Myung-hee
  • Choi Jung-woo playing Teacher Goo
  • Oh Mi-hee playing Teacher Goo’s wife
  • Jung Da-eun playing Girl with long hair
  • Kim Byeong-ok playing Police Officer Do
  • Lee Joo Won playing CEO Sung
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

They did their job in projecting the characters nicely. However, in some instances, you might feel they are being extra on their part, which is something ignorable. But Kim Dami definitely stole the show. She proved her efficacy in charming the audiences with her skill. She is a very proficient actress who can change her skin from role to role.

The Production Team

Park Hong Joo has taken three roles, for he is the director, writer, and co-producer along with Yeon Young Sik. Kim Young Ho and Lee Tao cinematographed the project where Kim Chang Ju edited the content. The Witch Part 1. The Subversion is distributed by Warner Brothers and is produced by Gold Moon Film production.

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

These talented souls were particular in their respective associations, and undoubtedly deserve credit for the hard work and dedication they invested in the film. Yes, you all did a great job putting the movie together.

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Is There Any Negative About The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion ?

Well, there are few, which TOTT would like to point out-

  • The movie is purposeless, well, there is no exact reason behind all those experiments carried out in that alienated facility. Why do you need to modify the kids in the first place? Like Why???
  • Also, what was the reason behind killing an innocent guy on the train?
  • Additionally, the first 60 minutes is all slow and is invested purely in building up the plot that gives you only 50 minutes to deduce what will happen next. It is distracting and you may divert away from your movie time.
  • Then, why were they talking in a dramatic way all the time?
  • Lastly, why were they on a killing spree right now only, why did not they start their killing session before?
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

Well, these are some of the prominent points that pop out without laying a close look at the movie. If there are any that we missed, don’t forget to write that down in the comment section below.

It is a one-time-watch movie and is actually skippable. Well, there is news circulation in regards to part 2 of this very installment that has the chance of casting Lee Jung Suk. But honestly, the poor storyline of this movie will not make you wait for the second part.

TOTT’s Take On The Witch Part 1. The Subversion

The Witch Part 1. The Subversion is one of those overhyped films that have remarkable talents involved in the project. However, the primary motive of the plot is something not deep and easily avoidable. Well, South Korean movies have the talent of creating interesting storylines that is unique and fathomless. So, after watching such deep well-grounded movies, might make your expectation bar pretty high. But The Witch Part 1. The Subversion is some piece that you can simply skip.

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

So, if you have already watched the film, do you agree with us? Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section.

But if you haven’t watched the movie yet, no need for you can simply invest your precious time in a whole lot of nice movies.

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