Following the success of The Accidental Detective: The Beginning back in 2015, fans had hoped for a sequel in the near future. This year, the goofy detective duo – Dae-man and Tae-soo – returns in the sequel The Accidental Detective 2: In Action with more hilarious moments, adventure, and mystery .
Here are 4 reasons why The Accidental Detective 2: In Action is one of this year’s must-watch K-films.
Rated #1 in the Korean box office
The Accidental Detective 2: In Action became #1 in the Korean box office since its release. It hit more than 1 million moviegoers alongside K-crime film, Believer. Its success is way faster than its prequel The Accidental Detective: The Beginning and Detective K series.
It also ranked higher than Hollywood blockbuster films including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Ocean’s 8.
The sequel receives high ratings and admissions thanks to the love and support from fans and critics.
Directed by an aspiring female filmmaker
Lee Eon-hee is known for directing mystery thriller Missing and romantic comedy Love Exposure with her main focus in depicting the characters in detail.
This time, she takes on the challenge of directing The Accidental Detective 2: In Action which is currently one of the most popular K-movie franchise series. With her past filmmaking experiences, she ensures that its characters are related to the audiences with sensibility and liveliness.
You will be amazed by her potential in bringing this hilarious comedy to life.
Starring an all-star talented cast
Popular veteran actors Kwon Sang-woo and Sung Dong-il are back as a goofy detective duo in this sequel. Romantic Kwon Sang-woo plays Dae-man, a brazen wannabe Sherlock while multi-talented Sung Dong-il acts as Tae-soo, a reckless former veteran detective. Funny and charismatic ‘Prince of Asia’ star Lee Kwang-soo comes into the sequel and plays Yeochi (aka Hopper), a cowardly super sleuth and cyber specialist.
On set, not only are they super focused on their characters, they also help each other out along the way. It is no wonder their dynamic chemistry and ad-libs add in plenty of entertaining vibes to the film.
An upgraded storyline with comedic elements
Dae-man (Kwon Sang-woo) sells his comic book store and sets up his own private detective agency. Veteran detective Tae-soo (Sung Dong-il) joins in followed by hiring Yeochi (Lee Kwang-soo) to be part of the super sleuth team.
However, the geeky trio encounter ‘realistic’ situations. As father and husband, Dae-man and Tae-soo struggle in taking care of their families. At the same time, they only solve trivial cases such as spouse infidelity, unpaid debts, and missing casts. They hope that they will have the opportunity to investigate their ideal cases.
One day, a woman asks for their help to investigate her fiancée’s death. A huge reward of 50,000 dollars will be split among the super sleuth trio. As they further look into the case, they discover new evidences that bring them closer to the truth.
Be amused by a mix of action, mystery, and comedy. You will also be surprised and laugh over their funny charms, too! It is a refreshing and laughable adventure to both old and new fans of The Accidental Detective series.
The Accidental Detective 2: In Action is a fun-filled K-film you definitely have to watch!
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