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View Full Version : Tak Guk Gi: the Brotherhood of War. Anyone see it yet?


Rypro 525
09-14-04, 10:32 AM
entertainment weekly gave it a good review, so i was wondering if this very violent war movie was worth checking out.

Trigger
09-14-04, 10:41 AM
You could try asking in International.

Giles
09-14-04, 10:49 AM
I saw it, and for the most part, I was very impressed. The progression of the battles intensifies with each onslaught. The violence near the end gets rather explicit and I was surprised to see that it remained untouched by the rather per-snickety MPAA rating's board.

Some of the film's flaws rest in the fact that everyone, sans our two titled 'brothers' seem like wallflowers and are undeveloped characterwise. The film also bogs down in the music and hollywood-esque cinematic style - a cliched 'kodak moment' was completely unnessecary and eye-rolling.

Besides these two minor flaws, I would still recommend it.

Rypro 525
09-14-04, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Giles
I saw it, and for the most part, I was very impressed. The progression of the battles intensifies with each onslaught. The violence near the end gets rather explicit and I was surprised to see that it remained untouched by the rather per-snickety MPAA rating's board.

Some of the film's flaws rest in the fact that everyone, sans our two titled 'brothers' seem like wallflowers and are undeveloped characterwise. The film also bogs down in the music and hollywood-esque cinematic style - a cliched 'kodak moment' was completely unnessecary and eye-rolling.

Besides these two minor flaws, I would still recommend it. i think because it was a war movie, the mpaa let some of the real graphic stuff (ew says "it makes the famously graphic saving private ryan" look like south pacific".)\

and sorry, but are there any good dvd's out yet?

slop101
09-14-04, 06:39 PM
http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvdasian/17949.html

harpo787
09-15-04, 12:03 AM
Sounds interesting...did (will) it get a US release?

I'll end up hunting down the dvd anyway...see if the local store that carries tons of asian films has it for rent.

Rypro 525
09-15-04, 12:10 AM
Originally posted by harpo787
Sounds interesting...did (will) it get a US release?

I'll end up hunting down the dvd anyway...see if the local store that carries tons of asian films has it for rent. its currently in limited release here in the states.

Neeb
09-15-04, 08:17 PM
Great picture. Equal to Saving Private Ryan without the war fetishization.

Dabaomb
09-15-04, 10:52 PM
I saw this yesterday. Great war flick. Very powerful.

Although the older brother (Won Bin) was like Rambo in that movie, I'll let it slide.

It was interesting to see the Korean War from the Korean perspective. It sucked how South Koreans signed up for the North Korean petitions just to get food and were labeled North Korean Communists cuz of that.

2 :up:

BT
09-16-04, 03:15 PM
I caught this film last week (it happened to be playing at our local Edwards theater) and was impressed with it all around.

Very high production values for a foreign film and historically accurate (According to my Korean friends who had relatives who were on both sides) to boot. Still, I had a nagging feeling that I'd seen this movie before when it was called Saving Private Ryan...

It is definitely a tear-jerker. By the end of the movie I could hear tons of people sniffling/crying around me. That could also be because the audience was mostly Korean.

harpo787
09-18-04, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by Rypro 525
its currently in limited release here in the states.

Hopefully it'll get a decent release...it's not here in South Florida that I've noticed yet...

pro-bassoonist
09-18-04, 03:55 PM
...this film is all over Chicago....

Pro-B

rkndkn
09-19-04, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by Dabaomb

Although the older brother (Won Bin) was like Rambo in that movie, I'll let it slide.



Jang Dong-Gun was the older brother.

Thought it was quite good. Has spread from only 1 screen here to multiple screens now.