From retro fashion to car action: What to expect from ‘Seoul Vibe’ on Netflix

A new K-Movie has just arrived in town! You may have seen recent posts about it as they held an 80s-themed garage party and opened a gas station offering Php 7 per liter gasoline along Quezon City. For those who are curious what it’s about, we’re here to give you an overview, as usual.

Seoul Vibe revolves around the investigation of a VIP’s slush fund during the 1988 Olympics by a crew called the “Sanggye-dong Supreme Team.” The first point to watch  is the star-studded and refreshing ensemble cast. The cast line-up of the Sanggye-dong Supreme Team made headlines early on, as it was composed of the coolest and hottest youngsters set in Seoul’s hottest time, 1988, entrenched in “old-school hip-hop culture.”

The best drifter Dong-wook (Yoo Ah-in), SPY DJ John Woo (Koh Kyung-Pyo), navigator whiz Bok-nam (Lee Kyoo-hyung), versatile biker Yoon-hee (Park Ju-hyun) and Sanggye-dong’s own MacGyver Joon-gi (Ong Seong-wu) come together to form the Sanggye-dong Supreme Team. Each character has their own flare, but their seamless teamwork as part of “Bbangkku fam” is unparalleled to even real family, slated to provide the audience with so much entertainment. 

Actors with stellar reputations Moon So-ri as President Kang, Kim Sung-kyun as Director Lee, Oh Jung-se as Prosecutor Ahn, and Jung Woong-in as Chief Prosecutor give gravity to the film with their amazing performances. In particular, Song Min-ho, who immerses himself in the unpredictable character “Galchi”, shows new sides of himself as an actor and adds to the thrill of the movie.

From fashion to music – REVIVING SEOUL IN 1988!

“Hiphop” and “retro” are combined to create a “hip-tro” vibe in Seoul 1988 – another aspect of the movie to look forward to. In particular, each character comes to life in the vintage colors and retro outfits, completing the style of Seoul Vibe. The production staff utilized the colors of the Olympic flag that brings to mind the 1988 Seoul Olympics for the image of the Supreme Team, and emphasized the colors and characteristics of each character. 

On top of this, aviator glasses, jeans, and other nostalgia-evoking items were used to add to the immersive experience of the time. In addition, the hiphop music, soundtrack by K-pop star Song Min-ho are sure to captivate global viewers. 

Tokyo Drift? How about Seoul Drift?

The last thing to look for while watching the movie is the use of old cars that were seen on the streets of Seoul in 1988 in the thrilling car chase and fancy drift scenes of Sanggye-dong Supreme Team’s race in its investigation of the VIP slush fund. From the racing car of “Bbangkku fam,” the Pony pick-up truck to the red Brisa, white box-shaped Grandeur, Concord to BMW M5, the movie will fill people from that era with nostalgia and millennials with a look into the past. 

The fast chase of “Bbangkku fam” will satiate viewers’ need for speed as they weave in between the alleyways of Seoul. The actors trained to race with professionals before shooting the film and practiced relentlessly to make the car-drifting action come to life. Best drifter Dong-wook, navigator whiz Bok-nam and Sanggye-dong’s own MacGyver Joon-gi come together for fantastic teamwork and car-chase action in Seoul Vibe, serving as the cherry on top.

It’s a hip and somewhat nostalgic film with an awesome soundtrack to keep your afternoon occupied this long weekend. Give it a shot and drive through your Netflix account today! Vroom vroom.

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