K-Movie Review: Fabricated City

Krishna Kishen, New Delhi

Fabricated City is a 2017 South Korean action-thriller movie directed by Park Kwang-hyun. Starring one of the most celebrated action actors Ji Chang-wook as Kwon Yoo and the incandescent Shim Eun-kyung as Yeo Wool. If you are planning to watch a mind-boggling movie with enthralling suspense along with action, some lighthearted romance and longer than life friendships, then this movie should definitely be on your watch list! 

Picture Credits: Wikipedia


Kwon Yoo is a former national Taekwondo champion who prefers spending most of his time gaming and napping. He makes a group of close friends virtually through his gaming routine, though he has met none of them in real life. His life swings upside down as he wakes up one morning with absolutely no memory of the past night and with charges of assault and murder of a young woman with all evidences edging towards him! Soon misadventures grips his life.

Following his mother’s death, he finds the actual killer and takes revenge on whosoever made his and his mother’s life destructive. He absconds the prison with his whip-smart plan and sets out to find his defending lawyer. During Kwon Yoo’s heist, his friends that he has made from online gaming join him to prove that he is innocent and is being framed. The story takes a lot of twists and turns as it finds the truth behind the complete fiasco that is bound to surprise the audience as well. 

With a never seen before mystery oriented plot, this movie will not disappoint you at any point. When I saw this movie for the first time, apart from the exhilarating mysterious storyline what kept me bound was the uncontrollably fond friendships. The virtually made profound friends that Kwon Yoo had were not only kind and sincere but also loyal till the end and it is all because Kwon Yoo saved their lives inside a video game. I found it fascinating that his friends had faith in him of not being guilty when the society raised suspicions.

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What you can expect?

Another aspect of this story that I absolutely loved was how the female characters were not represented stereotypically. They had their own storyline going and were far from any conventional methods. This movie was not a typical romantic movie either. Yes, the leads had their moments, but I love how the entire story never stopped and revolved around them. The goal of the movie was to reveal the truth, and I enjoyed how it always focused on the storyline instead of irrelevant themes. 

You must know some characters that everyone adores but are not in the leads? We, the Korean movie and drama fans, call it as Second Lead Syndrome. They might just have a small contribution to the show or movie but whenever they come on screen, we fall in love with their characters. Well, this movie will surely satisfy you in this aspect as well. You will definitely fall in love with the endearing African couple, the funny, clumsy yet smart supporting characters in Kwon Yoo’s gaming team and a said ‘killer’ trapped in jail along with Kwon Yoo.

Why you should watch?

I especially love how realistically they have documented the society and the world. Yes, we all love fictional Korean dramas where the world is shiny and bright but the society can be a thorn among roses sometimes. The writers have never shielded away from showing us the actual sides of the world. This movie is fantastic not only because I am the ultimate fan of Ji Chang-wook but this movie has really been one of those movies I could not pause or stop watching in between. 

Whilst the dramatic flair and the fantastic characters with phenomenal acting, this blockbuster will baffle you if you give it a chance. Overall, it’s a good paced with amazing visuals and action filled movie. Crossing between virtuality and reality in a world where anything and everything can be manipulated, watch Fabricated City and gear up to be flabbergasted! 

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Have you watched this movie? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comment section below!

PS: Happy Birthday Ji Chang-wook!

48 Comments Add yours

  1. saumya7897 says:

    Well written article ….i am planning to watch this movie soon💜💜💜

  2. This movie looks promising while reading this article, i will check this out!! Happy Ji Chang-wook day!!🥺💜🌻

  3. Anushka Gupta says:

    These are gem movies

  4. Well written. Will watch this movie soon.

  5. Woww this sounds so interesting!😍

  6. smitiyer says:

    How nicely written it is❤❤ On my list already!!

  7. Now i know what to watch 😃. Nice recommendation

    1. itsdiyajain says:

      Seems interesting 🤩 will definitely watch

      1. Mudit Saklani says:

        This was a really well written review! It has definitely made me put this movie on my watchlist for the weekend 🥰

  8. Jasmine says:

    Happy Birthday Ji Chang-wook! 🎊🎊 I’ll be definitely watching this! ❤️

  9. Krishna Kishen says:

    Thank you everyone! Hallyuism <3

  10. anishanath says:

    I think this movie will be an interesting movie, thank you for recommending.

    1. Ayush says:

      I really like how you have done this, it has been well-constructed and broken at the same time, with reasons which makes it seem such an interesting pick. Gotta give it to you, you know how to make a watch list much heavier😭👍

  11. Thank you everyone! Hallyuism <3

  12. Smriti. L says:

    Thank you for recommending 👍 Will add to watchlist!

  13. Happy Birthday Ji Chang-wook🎉🎉. This movie seems interesting, I will definitely give it a watch.

  14. rupalikujur says:

    I wonder why I haven’t watched this drama yet! Thankyou for the recommendation :))

  15. rupalikujur says:

    I wonder why I haven’t watched this movie yet! This sounds so fun 😁
    Thankyou for the recommendation :))

  16. jazzinno says:

    I’m excited to watch this movie after this amazing article!!!!

  17. Vijai says:

    Critically reviewed by you, I m amazed by your writing skill. I must admit that you with your beautiful write ups have succeded to invoke a curiosity to watch this Korean movie.
    You described the characters and the plot of the movie in a way as if you yourself have the potential of an excellent script writer.

  18. R B Singh says:

    Splendid review by Krishna!

  19. Deepthi R says:

    So well written! definitely gonna watch it now 😇❤️

  20. ojashreya27 says:

    Definitely going to watch this. Ji Chang-wook is my favourite actor and the plot literally seems great. I am a fan of such concepts💜

  21. sumita says:

    Woww..brilliant review of the movie

  22. shradsshraddha says:

    Nicely written.. commendable efforts.. already added this one to my list after reading through this ! Super Excited 😊

  23. shradsshraddha says:

    Nicely written… Commendable efforts.. already added this one to my list after reading through this ! Super Excited 😊

  24. It’s really so interesting 💜💜💜

  25. shwets007 says:

    This sounds like a movie, I will love watching. The plot seems so good. Thank you for writing about it.

  26. ekta1927 says:

    very well written article. I love action thriller movies.

  27. suhasini17 says:

    Added to my list ! thank you for such an amazing article!

  28. Kartikey Pandey says:

    Well done krishna 👍

  29. mehaksharma2803 says:

    Seems very interesting 😍

  30. AMIT SINGH says:

    Excellent review of the movie…very well written..keep it up

  31. kylemyoxin78 says:

    My first ever Korean movie!!!

  32. khiroda06 says:

    Sounds awesome 🔥 will watch real soon 💙

  33. Precisely Written.. Feels like watching this flick in weekendzzz… 👍👍
    Keep sharing the Good Work !

  34. Supriya says:

    Wow! This article is so beautifully written. I love it especially because I love Ji Chang Wook so much. Will definitely watch this movie today no matter what.

  35. Aastha says:

    Good job Krishna. I am really proud of how talented you are and how well written this is. Keep it up. Watching this movie as soon as possible now.

  36. Mythri says:

    Fabulous review 👍👍. I like how this article was constructed and written giving everyone a proper and thorough review. This movie is on my watchlist now🤗.

  37. Veebhuti Singh says:

    This is sooo goood! How do you write so amazingly🤯?! I wish I was a good writer as you are. Waiting for the day when you publish your own book and I’ll be the first one to buy it.

  38. Neetu says:

    OMG y am I seeing this so late?! This is such a good article! The writer did an amazing job. Applause for the writer!! You did it! Am gonna watch this movie now just to see the hype 🔥

  39. Sinchana says:


  40. Jaya Ghosh says:

    This is a CHEF’S KISS hun. I hope you are a proud of yourself Krishna. Too good of an article. Love ❤.

  41. Anay sharma says:

    K wow Krish this is amazing seriously……
    So proud of this article and you
    Meet me soon i will buy you pizza for a party 🎉
    Am watching this movie now
    Again well written💕

  42. Smrithi Gupta says:

    I can’t believe that this is your first article Krishnaaaaaaaaa lovely lovely article seriously 😜 i hope you reach all the potential you deserve 🤓

  43. Pruthvi says:

    So proud Jimeoooo😘 im sure they will be proud of you tooo (you know who) im already a suckerr for Ji Chang wook and this just makes me want to rewatch every single movie and show ever of hissss awesome writing!
    Love Kookielet💜

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