“It’s better than the original,” Netflix’s original “Unlocked” receives positive feedback, ranking second in “Netflix Global Top 10” in “Non-English Film” category
The fictional scenario poses questions for potential danger in real life.
Netflix’s original “Unlocked” is generating a sensation after its drop. Starring Chun Woo Hee and Im Si Wan, “Unlocked” is a Korean thriller drama telling the story of an ordinary office worker whose life turns upside down after she retrieves her lost phone.
It started when an ordinary marketer Lee Na Mi (Chun Woo Hee) lost her phone on a night-out with friends and the phone was picked up by a twisted mind Oh Jun Yeong (Im Si Wan). After retrieving her phone, Na Mi starts to receive threats on a daily basis.
After its release on Netflix, the movie has been gaining rising popularity and currently lands on third place on “Netflix Global Top 10” in the “Non-English Film” category. Based on the novel of the same name by Akira Teshigawara, the responses from Japanese audiences was positive overall, stating that the movie was “better than the original.”
Netflix’s “Unlocked” might appear in a fictional setting, but it is drawing a lot of attention for posing a serious question for real-life situations, where losing personal possessions as phones occurs as a frequent event. The posed threat in the piece may be an actual danger without proper care to phone security and authentication.
A real-life case of faking identity using a personal communicating device was the case of Lee Ki Young, a serial killer who murdered his ex-girlfriend and a taxi driver. He managed to cause confusion during the investigation of his crime by posing as the victim when the taxi driver’s family contacted him.