Alienoid 2022

For ages, aliens have locked up their prisoners in humans bodies.

6.872 / 10   378 vote(s)
Science Fiction Action Fantasy Adventure

Gurus in the late Goryeo dynasty try to obtain a fabled, holy sword, and humans in 2022 hunt down an alien prisoner that is locked in a human's body. The two parties cross paths when a time-traveling portal opens up.

Release Date 2022-07-20
Runtime 2h 22m
Directors Choi Dong-hoon, Kim Tae-kyeong, Jay Seung Jaegal, Hwang Jae-jin
Producers Kang Ho-sung, Kim Sung-min, Yang Eun-jeong, Ahn Soo-hyun, Choi Dong-hoon
Writers Choi Dong-hoon, Lee Ki-cheol

I found it difficult to relate to Alienoid.

I suspect the reason is cultural. Some things work across cultures and other's don't. I found Alienoid simply too strange. It has an off beat personality too, which really didn't help matters. The slapstick humour fell flat, too. Giving characters names like "dogturd", is a bit juvenile.

Action wise it's alright but the action often didn't make a lot of sense, either. Characters appearing out of fans and hiding behind magic veils, just didn't track well, with this viewer.

In summary, probably one for the domestic South Korean market. Lots of elements I suspect reflect Korean mythology but without a meaningful context, its lost on Western audiences.