This movie Secretly, Greatly is an action, thriller and comedy genre. This movie is full of my favorite actors, obviously the lead actor Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Hyun Woo, Park Ki Woong, Son Hyun Joo and a supporting actor Go Chang Seok. I would have to be honest and say that Kim Soo Hyun really fit the 동네바보 character; literally means neighbor idiot or simply means village idiot. He has his stupid scenes and I think he pulled it off incredibly well. Obviously, as this movie is about him being a North Korean spy as a village idiot, there will be actions involved too.
I think the comedy compared to the action suits me more. Of course, the thriller part is great too but maybe the comedy left me with a stronger impression. And so, basically the first has its comedy mostly but then it turned into an action, thriller, with violence and tears. It does not mean you should miss the second half where the action begins because the action was stunning, captivating and thrilling; for me it was like watching a totally different movie! Also, do you realize that the location where the action is shot is always action-ish? Just like the gloomy location always draws a fight in.
As for the graphics, it is beyond words to explain the amazing graphics. The quality can be seen better at the second half of the movie simply because action is a tough genre to pull off with amazing shots and angles. My favorite action location took place on the roof (sort of) and the pre-fight and fight that took place in the rain was outstanding and beautifully presented. Actually, I have just recently come across a making of an action movie that involves just chasers and one being chased. That scene took roughly three days to shoot and I was amazed and gave my full respect to the whole film making team.
If you have seen the poster of the movie, it simply looked like a movie that involved life stories, maybe some life drama comedy with a sad ending. It turned out different from what I thought as I did not read the summary at first. The plot itself is simply amazing and with Kim Soo Hyun acted as a village idiot is by far the best village idiot character I have come across with. Honestly, it would be hard not to smile or laugh when a village idiot Dong Gu appeared in the scene!
I guess in the end, it is a well-balanced movie with comedy that ends with action and tears.