Hit Korean movie Unlocked scored a new feat after its release on Netflix.
The Kim Tae Joon-directed thriller film was released on Netflix on Feb. 17. It tells the story of a marketer who loses her smartphone on a bus. After getting it back, she starts to suffer threats without knowing that she has become a victim of cybercrime.
Nearly a week after its release, Unlocked scored a big win on the streaming platform's chart.
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Unlocked Becomes 2nd Most Watched Film on Netflix
Korea JoongAng Daily cited the data released by a content tracker confirming that the Netflix film Unlocked secured the second spot on the platform's most-watched film.
According to FlixPatrol, Chun Woo Hee and Im Si Wan's movie reached the No. 2 spot on Netflix in the World's Top 10 list within two days of its release. It stayed on the spot until Monday night.
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It appeared on the charts in Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Unlocked appeared on the list behind US rom-com Your Place or Mine.
Meanwhile, Unlocked has a 67 percent Tomatometer and 68 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes as of press time.
Unlocked Almost Had a Different Villain
Since the Korean film's release, its antagonist Im Si Wan also scored the spotlight due to his unmatched acting skills. He previously played a villain role in Emergency Declaration, but he scored more praise in his new role.
However, the actor revealed that he initially turned down the role. He only accepted it after his co-star, Kim Hee Won, persuaded him.
"I initially turned down the offer because I was afraid that my role might have a negative influence on society," Im Si Wan told The Korea Times. "However, actor Kim Hee-won (who also starred in the film) persuaded me into playing the protagonist, Jun-yeong. It was a tightly-knit script with a cathartic end."
He explained that his character, Junyoung, is far from a typical villain. He noted that the character's way of harassing people definitely frightens the audience even more. With that, he ended up seeing him as a "collector" of people's private information.
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