I almost feel like Song Joong-ki‘s new movie Heart Is… 2 (aka Hearty Paws 2 or 마음이2) is totally taking a cheap shot — not only are they throwing the adorable Song at us, we’ve also got one beautiful dog and its ridiculously adorable puppies. Who’s got any brainpower left for thinking after we’ve been assaulted by all that Cute and turned into babbling idiots?
The movie is a sequel to the 2006 boy-and-his-dog movie Heart Is, which starred a young(er) Yoo Seung-ho (and the precocious Kim Hyang-gi). In this movie, Song bonds with the dog Maeumi (which is the literal title of the movie) and her puppies.
I feel like there’s a conspicuous absence of plot in this movie, but this is one instance where I don’t really care. It looks silly and fun and will probably have us saying “Awww” all the way through.
Song Joong-ki recently shot a medical drama, OB-GYN and has a highly anticipated drama in the works, the upcoming “campus sageuk” series Sungkyunkwan Scandal with Micky Yoochun, Yoo Ah-in, and Park Min-young. (Trivia: Song dropped the short drama Running to work on Sungkyunkwan, which also starred Park Min-young.)
If Sungkyunkwan proves to be a hit, it’ll solidify his status as a rising star. I’ve been a fan of Song Joong-ki since he stole all his scenes in Triple, then brought his warm presence to Will It Snow for Christmas. The Korean entertainment machine is full of pretty stars, but he’s a pretty star with great screen presence and acting talent.
Heart Is 2 will open on July 21.
- Song Joong-ki as a bad boy in High Cut
- Sungkyunkwan’s other student foursome
- Song Joong-ki in Elle magazine
- Song Joong-ki publishes a bestseller
- Don’t trust that cute face of Song Joong-ki’s