[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" 2014/08/09,
Admiral Yi Sun-shin (played by Choi Min-sik) has a reputation as one of the greatest tactical geniuses in world history, a fact recognized even by his contemporaries. Consequently, his portrayal in "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" may initially come off as a bit of a shock. Far from the all-powerful Übermensch who single-handedly saves the world, Yi Sun-shin lacks confidence, charisma, or even much in the way of political support. He just stubbornly adheres to the most strategically sound plan even as troop morale is hopelessly plummeting,...More
Now Playing 2014/08/08, Source, "Pirates" (12)
Adventure, Action / 130 / Koean In "Pirates", director Lee Seok-hoon makes an ambitious bid to depict intense swordplay between the pirates, bandits and royal forces both at sea and on dry land. They are on a mission to find the missing guksae, the state seal. The problem is that sometimes the plot is too jumbled to take in. "Pirates" is a family-friendly adventure flick in the same comedic vein as "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant",...More
'Roaring Currents' to open in the U.S. 2014/08/06, Source, "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", the Korean movie that's been breaking box office records since opening last week, will also be released in the United States. The movie is about Admiral Yi Sun-sin (Choi Min-sik) of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) who led the country to a legendary naval victory against Japan. In the 1597 Battle of Myeongnyang, the admiral won with only 12 ships against the Japanese navy's 300. An official from the movie distributor, CJ E&M, reportedly said that the film will open in major U.S. cities on Friday,...More
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