Train to Busan, a zombie horror film from 2016, was given a unique twist by a touch of class conflict and a touching parent-child relationship. A dystopian Earth ruled by AI robots is the setting for the sci-fi thriller Jung-E, directed by South Korean Yeon Sang-ho. Like his zombie offering, Yeon concentrates most of the action on the human heart. The tragic cost of survival, unanswered questions, and sacrifice are the driving forces behind this mother-daughter story. Yun had fallen into a coma due to a failed mission, and years later, her daughter led a team to develop an AI combat robot modeled after her. Such was her power; had she completed her last mission, the Allied vs. Adrian civil war would have been won. It is now up to Kronoid to have the AI complete the task she never did.
Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-Joo, and Ryu Kyung-soo are the stars of JUNG-E. For the multi-award-winning actor Soo-youn, JUNG-E is her first movie in ten years. She died suddenly in May 2022, becoming the first movie star from South Korea to be known internationally. She amassed numerous awards for her work in the 1980s and 1990s, including recognition at the Baeksang Arts Awards, Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, and Blue Dragon Film Awards. She was the foremost Korean actor to succeed in an international film award.
The JUNG-E conclusion is given a much more pleasurable note, with Dr.Yun rescuing her mother’s AI. You can watch the series streaming right now for further clarity. The Kronoid are no longer holding Captain Jung-yi’s AI hostage, and it can begin again. Although the plot twist that leads there is undoubtedly upsetting, JUNG-E’s conclusion justifies that choice, which could be further explored in a potential sequel. We should also cite rumors of a sequel series named “The Gray,” reportedly in the plot that will cast Goo Kyo Hwan.