Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kmovie - The Man from Nowhere (2010)

Synopsis - IMDB
Photos -

An ex-special agent CHA Tae-shik's only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. Her mother, Hyo-jeong smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-shik with the product, without letting him know. The traffickers find out about her smuggling and kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi. The gang promises to release them if Tae-shik makes a delivery for them, however it actually is a larger plot to eliminate a rival drug ring leader. When Hyo-jeon's disemboweled body is discovered, Tae-shik realizes that So-mi's life may also be in danger. Tae-shik becomes enraged at the prospect that So-mi may already be dead and prepares for a battle, putting his own life at risk

That's what I'm talking about! An entertaining movie from beginning to end!

It is straight up action and keeps me wanting to see what is happening. Storyline is different to me.

I enjoyed watching the cat-mouse chase.

I was stoked to see it because Won Bin is my favorite Korean actor. He is diverse and doesn't stick to romantic roles.

When he got back from the military, I was eagerly waiting for him to return back to acting! He's the best.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Kmovie - Typhoon (2005)

Synopsis - IMDB
Photos - MovieXclusive

Myung-sin, who has become a pirate, lives with hatred in his heart and endures the hardships, seeks revenge on the two nations, North and South Korea, using nuclear waste that has the devastating power of plutonium. Se-jong, a South Korean naval officer departs with his team of elite forces to prevent Sin's master plan of Nuclear Typhoon. Born under the same skies of the same race, but of a completely different nation... Living a life so different, the two point their guns at each other's heart...

I really liked the movie! It was a breath of fresh air for me. I haven't seen a Korean movie in a while and this one did it for me. I love how both leads live different lives but were able to understand each other's pain through experience and finding the truth.

The climax scene seemed like it was taken from a Hollywood movie! Many shots were unrealistic but beautifully shot!

Many people will say that the storyline is nothing new but it doesn't matter, as long as it's a well-made movie, then it's good to go!

Definitely worth a watch. I really really am starting to like Jang Dong Gun. I've seen him in other films but dang! He's getting better and better!