It's a headache to watch,even when it came to the action sequences it's a mess. My movie-loving heart was glad I got to watch this and is looking forward to future Korean epics. Her scenes are always editedfrantically that you have no idea of geographical aspect of the actionoccurring. I don't think I've ever seen Lee Byung-hun, who I know to be a actor from Korea, in a Korean film. One exception is the extended hallway fight scene that'sobviously placed there as a gimmick. The visual feast you will be getting is worth it.
All of them know, that spilling blood is the only way of redemption. The two female characters are soselfish and so absorbed in their own sense of righteousness that theyforgot to take a step back and look what they've done themselves. Years later, the dead partner'ssurviving daughter vows revenge against the other two. But Seol-rang is able to escape with Seol-hee, Poong-chun's little daughter, and her sword. Theaction is good, and there's a plot twist in the end.
But Seol-rang is able to escapewith Seol-hee, Poong-chun's little daughter, and her sword. Both feel that the time for revenge is right, but Deok-ki is nowone of the most powerful men in the country. It's the first time I did not see him in an action film with his shirt off holding a sword. Or maybe the public finally got it right: this is a lamefilm. While in medieval Korea, a young girl sets out to revenge the betrayal and the death of her mother. . History Action Adventure Drama 3 warriors from the Goryo Dynasty lead a riot.
Both feel that the timefor revenge is right, but Deok-ki is now one of the most powerful menin the country. The acting isgood but nothing special that makes it stand out or anything like that. But Seol-rang is able to escape with Seol-hee, Poong-chun'slittle daughter, and her sword. Perhaps it is due to bad publicity Byung Hun Lee is gettingthese days. But Deok-ki betrays them, which results in the death of Poong-chun. Koreas action cinema may not get a lot of credit generally by people who just go to the movies watching the big Blockbusters nothing wrong with that, everyone has to have their own taste in films , but if you open up your horizon and don't mind how unrealistic some of the stunts would be in the real world see flying , than this can be more than entertaining to watch While the Goryo Dynasty in the medieval Korea, three warriors named Deok-ki, Poong-chun and Seol-rang have led a riot against the king and his foreign allies from Kitan, China. Even the action sequences are bland.
The two movies are similar in their epicness, as they both had great cinematography that made it feel like a painting come to life and they seem to be working a very large story with lots of elements but is not too hard to follow, which is good for me cause subtitles can be too much to read sometimes. Meanwhile, Deok-Ki is the most powerful man in the country. It's a little misleading for those of us expecting more battle scenes from him, instead he plays more of a dramatic role that evolves romance, which I rarely see in Asian films cause I mostly deal in marshal arts action. All of them know, thatspilling blood is the only way of redemption. I was slapping myself in disbelief atthe lengths the screenplay went. But Deok-ki betrays them, which results in the death of Poong-chun. This movie is great for me.
If you are going to have characters fly, why can't you have fun withsome aerial combat? Sometimes,the movies that I have no interest in ends up surprising me in a goodway. Soon blood will be shed. With a plot that makes you expect Kill Bill set in ancient Korea complete with snowy showdown , this is a serious disappointment. However whenit finally arrived in theaters I decided to give it a try. All of them know, that spilling blood is the only way of redemption.
Overall it was not a bad movie to sit through. He's somewhat a thing in the states, so I assumed that made him a huge star in his native land. I couldtell this was suppose to be some Shakespearian stuff, but it fails. How does one simply teleport aroundlocations just because plot wants them there? The scope of Memories of the Sword was big and long at two hours and sixteen minutes , and covered a lot of drama. But Seol-rang is able to escape with Seol-hee, Poong-chun's little daughter, and her sword. But Deok-ki betrays them, which results in the death of Poong-chun. Don't listen to the low reviews and justgive it a try yourself.
Both feel that the time for revenge is right, but Deok-ki is now one of the most powerful men in the country. As for the acting, Byung-hun Lee is the memorable person in this. If the Shakespearean drama in the story doesn't put you away, be sure to not miss this one. Theplot wants Lee's character be the villain of the piece, but the actor'scharisma and the story itself makes him look like the hero. The action in this is mashed with choppy, close up,constant in and out mixed with slow-motion. The cinematic qualities are most impressive. It's much more drama than action and even when action happens, it's mostly highly stylized.
Also, do yourself a favor and watch it in the cinema or at least from a blu-ray. It's all style but nocontent. All of them know, that spilling blood is the only wayof redemption. Some areas build up and goes nowhere. But Deok-ki betrays them, which results in the death of Poong-chun. That basically sums up this mess of a film. To be honest Iwanted to check this movie, not because of the Korean super star twotiming manipulative jerk Lee Byung-hun.
At least that's what the International or is it just German? But Seol-rang is able to escape with Seol-hee, Poong-chun's little daughter, and her sword. Why is it always artsy shots that's cool to look atbut ultimately makes no sense? Deok-Ki then tries to persuade Seol-Rang Jeon Do-Yeon to join his side, but she refuses. She then flees with Poong-Chun's sword and his infant daughter. Except near theend it's when it became bearable to watch. But because of the actress KimGo-eun who seems to get better with each film. Both feel that the time for revenge is right, but Deok-ki is now one of the most powerful men in the country.