You can always trust Asia to come up with some truly inspired and incredible film ideas, and South Korea has come up with a potential classic called Mr Go 3D, or what people will no doubt be calling “ That baseball playing ape movie” (sort of like that AWESOME Matt LeBlanc movie). This has to be a first of some kind and it makes the new trailer that has just arrived that much more special. Though an English language trailer is not currently available at the moment we do have a brief plot summary, courtesy of Base Fount.
Based on a popular Korean comic, Mr. Go 3D is a sports comedy that tells the story of a troublemaker gorilla from a Chinese circus named “Zoo-Zoo” becomes a superstar for a professional baseball team after going through many complications. All the while, his keeper Mi-mi always has her hands full.
If that got your attention then look at this concept art and posters from Twitch Film which shows what potential this film could have.
So now we go straight to the foreign language trailer with at least an idea of the plot. The trailer is put together very well though and anything you were unsure of will no doubt become clear after watching it.
This film utilities motion capture and digital effects to create Korea’s most expensive film, costing over 20 million dollars to make. Luckily, the effects seem to have a story to back them up. The relationship between the Chinese/Korean girl and the ape seems quite touching and the film trailer makes the right decision in showing that this creature has a heart. Nothing wins an audience’s heart more than seeing an animal (even a CGI one) protecting humans. How do you top that? You put him in a baseball uniform! The CGI is quite good, not quite fluid enough to make me forget this is not CGI, but good enough that I can watch the film without this becoming an issue.
The whole concept of this movie seems fantastic; watching an ape playing baseball and taking his team to glory (which the trailer certainly suggests) could make this the feel good movie of the year for animal film lovers everywhere. As you can see I have a soft spot for this film, but it is only because it has so much going for it and I find it hard to believe that people would not want to see an ape take a big swing at a baseball. I love a feel good movie with heart and the nice touches of humor that pop up throughout this trailer (the ape nicking the guys hat for himself and sitting down on the ground before taking his swing made me chuckle) certainly make it more enticing for movie goers who may have been unsure from the start on whether to pay their hard-earned money for.
If you wondered what the artwork of the comic book that this film is based on looks like then feel free to check out the pictures below which showcase some of the comic’s art.
This movie is scheduled for summer 2013 release so we wont’ have to wait long to see how Mr Go really does go at the box office. If it’s successful then it’ll likely be only a matter of time till we hear Disney is doing a version of their own…