A plot summary of this would not yield many surprises or feel particularly original, but seeing it unfold makes everything pop; I was surprised by turns that shouldn't have been surprising, appropriately shocked when the movie wanted me to be, and in general, as far fetched as so much of it is, there's an honest grounding in the lead performance that makes everything feel real in a way I wouldn't have expected. As I've come to expect from Park, the execution is top notch, building small crescendos that take the characters from the mundane to the extreme in organic ways. There are some very interesting takes on ethical dilemmas, nothing hugely surprising for a movie about a vampire, but the context brings out the complexity nicely and rarely feels trite. It's gorgeous to look at, even during those moments when the content isn't, and the atmosphere is enveloping. It did feel a bit lethargic, maybe that's my fault for watching the directors cut, but it's great work otherwise.