The Battleship Island (2017)

The Battleship Island (2017)

Released: 2017
Genre: Action, Drama, Genre, History
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Starring: Joong-Ki Song, Ji-seob So, Jung-min Hwang, ,
Run time: 132 min
IMDb: 7.1/10
Country: South Korea
Views: 41887


During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (“Hashima Island”) to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.
User Reviews: From all the Asian countries Korea has the best movies. I don’t know why that is, but it’s just a fact. I saw enough Asian movies by now to come to that conclusion. Gun-Ham-Do is certainly not the best Korean movie I ever watched but it’s well made and worth a watch. As usual it’s very loud verbally, like almost all Asian movies. I don’t know why but they seem angry all the time when they talk. In this movie they could be though as it is a war movie about Hashima Island, more a concentration camp than a work environment if you ask me. There are some really good battle scenes, especially at the end. It clearly shows they put some effort in this movie. I wouldn’t say all the actors are great actors, because for that some extras looked too fake in their expressions, and that’s the case for most Asian movies. It seems they like to exaggerate a bit. And for that I score this movie lower. The story is interesting though, with good visual effects. If you like Korean movies give this one a shot.

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