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WTF trailer for Korean gorilla baseball movie Mr. Go features a lot of yelling and jumping

Jul. 31, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Sometimes you just can't resist and when I saw a gorilla playing baseball there was no turning back. This new trailer for MR. GO, a 3D Korean film about an 800-pound gorilla who joins a professional baseball team looks every bit as wacky and insane as a movie about...a gorilla playing baseball. Featuring a whole lot of yelling, jumping, and general monkey business (I couldn't resist), MR. GO actually looks like a pretty expensive film for Korea and feels like a weird combinaton of MIGHTY JOE YOUNG meets MR. BASEBALL. It's the stuff dreams are made of. Or nightmares.

Play ball!:

Here's the synopsis for this masterwork:

A 15-year-old circus ringmaster Wei-wei is left all alone with gorilla Ling-ling after grandfather passes away. Thanks to her grandfather's love for baseball, Ling-ling was trained to play baseball and has developed remarkable hitting skills. The materialistic sports agent Sung Chung-Su hears of this remarkable gorilla, and signs Ling-ling to play in the professional South Korean baseball league. Dreaming of success, World's first gorilla pinch hitter and his 15-year old trainer begin on their run in the Korean Baseball League.

I'm not gonna lie. I'd watch this. Although, I may not be proud of it this is a fine slice of crazy that would be hard to turn away from. The film was released this summer in South Korea, but you can rest assured that it will find its way to your shores in due time. I'm sure you can wait a bit.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite non-King Kong ape/gorilla/monkey movie (please say Monkey Trouble, please say Monkey Trouble...)?
Source: You Tube

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10:12PM on 07/31/2013
Detour into the Sporting World of the Planet of the Apes.
Detour into the Sporting World of the Planet of the Apes.
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9:56PM on 07/31/2013

Sign Him...

The Blue Jays should pick up the Ape in Free Agency...
The Blue Jays should pick up the Ape in Free Agency...
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6:16PM on 07/31/2013

I can't believe this got attention in the U.S.

Imagine going to the movies. You are waiting to be seated and the TV plays the same four commercials. One is a two minute preview of loud noise and shitty CGI of a gorilla , over and over and over again.... then that "trailer" ends as a commercial for a new Samsung phone or some-shit. I saw it no less than 10 times before sitting in the theater itself. Then, it was played on screen; louder than the actual movie I watched (Pacific Rim).
Fuck that.
Imagine going to the movies. You are waiting to be seated and the TV plays the same four commercials. One is a two minute preview of loud noise and shitty CGI of a gorilla , over and over and over again.... then that "trailer" ends as a commercial for a new Samsung phone or some-shit. I saw it no less than 10 times before sitting in the theater itself. Then, it was played on screen; louder than the actual movie I watched (Pacific Rim).
Fuck that.
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10:14PM on 07/31/2013
Go home, KcMsterpce. You're drunk.
Go home, KcMsterpce. You're drunk.
5:53PM on 07/31/2013
Ummm...AWESOME!
Ummm...AWESOME!
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4:09PM on 07/31/2013
I hope the ending has him going apeshit and wrecking stuff up, then he joins Caesar and gang as they take over the world. Boom! Planet of the Apes tie-in!
I hope the ending has him going apeshit and wrecking stuff up, then he joins Caesar and gang as they take over the world. Boom! Planet of the Apes tie-in!
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4:04PM on 07/31/2013
I smell a future Awfully Good column.
I smell a future Awfully Good column.
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3:52PM on 07/31/2013
lol
lol
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3:02PM on 07/31/2013
Wow is it bad that I kinda want to see this just based on the trailer?
Wow is it bad that I kinda want to see this just based on the trailer?
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2:02PM on 07/31/2013
Beats the shit outta Air Bud.
Beats the shit outta Air Bud.
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1:59PM on 07/31/2013

Mr. Go?

Go... Go-rilla... gorilla!!! OHHHHH I GET IT!!! HUR HUR HUR

i wonder how this compares to Air Bud 4 where a golden retriever plays baseball... or Air Bud 1 where he plays basketball. or Air Bud 2, 3, or 5.
Go... Go-rilla... gorilla!!! OHHHHH I GET IT!!! HUR HUR HUR

i wonder how this compares to Air Bud 4 where a golden retriever plays baseball... or Air Bud 1 where he plays basketball. or Air Bud 2, 3, or 5.
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1:55PM on 07/31/2013

Saw This

Just got back from Korea last week and they are excited for this movie. As bad as it sounds here, I've seen that trailer probably 50 times between subways, movie theaters, and busses. It was a joke to us foreigners but they are putting some cash behind it.
Just got back from Korea last week and they are excited for this movie. As bad as it sounds here, I've seen that trailer probably 50 times between subways, movie theaters, and busses. It was a joke to us foreigners but they are putting some cash behind it.
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1:51PM on 07/31/2013

Um... I actually really liked that trailer.

I'm so worried it will have a heartwrenching scene where the gorilla dies, because that's usually how these animal-based movies go. But as ridiculous as the premise sounds at first, this looks like it could be really interesting. It looks like a fun movie, but also has some serious drama and themes behind it. Also, when it shows the gorilla hitting the ball, it reminded me of Donkey Kong. Obviously I'm on board already :P

Call me crazy, but I think this movie could be a sleeper hit.
I'm so worried it will have a heartwrenching scene where the gorilla dies, because that's usually how these animal-based movies go. But as ridiculous as the premise sounds at first, this looks like it could be really interesting. It looks like a fun movie, but also has some serious drama and themes behind it. Also, when it shows the gorilla hitting the ball, it reminded me of Donkey Kong. Obviously I'm on board already :P

Call me crazy, but I think this movie could be a sleeper hit. Sometimes, people make movies to tell stories that are impossible to happen in real life, but since it's an escapist form of entertainment, kooky ideas like this sometimes work, and they can work really well. Without crazy ideas like this, we would be stuck in a movie world where everything is realistic and nothing is out of the ordinary.

Glad to see South Korean Cinema hasn't followed America's trend with regards to realism. It's good to see these kinds of movie ideas taking off! :D

I'm excited for this :)
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