For the film-genre enthusiasts, war films generally have their own places. This is because in addition to being usually a thrilling scene of fun, war films are mostly taken from real events, which upload a sense of patriotism of the audience. Don’t be surprised, if war films are generally able to make a successful success.
Thus, in every film industry developed, there is at least one war-themed film made annually. No exception in South Korea itself. As one of the Asian and world movie Tigers, the Korean film industry also has several quality war films, some of which are not familiar to film enthusiasts in the country, such as: Tae Guk Gi, My Way, The Frontline, Admiral: Roaring Currents, to Battleship Island.
No less of his class with the titles above, is The war film The Battle: Roar of Victory. The film was directed by Wong Shin-Yun, who had previously scored a successful film in the crime thriller Memoir of a Murderer. Here, Shin-Yun is the star of Korea and Japan as its players: Yoo Hae-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol, Jo Woo-jin, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, and Kazuki Kitamura.
Narrated, in the 1920s, Korea became one of the Japanese colonies, which at that time invaded the many countries in Asia. In that situation the Korean independence fighter, a swordsman named Hwang Hae-Cheol and his men, one of which was a sniper named Byeong-gu had a mission to deliver successfully collected grants, to the Korean emergency government in Shanghai.
In the mission process, Hae-cheol rejoined with Jang-Ha, a young commander, who had a suicide mission to trap the Japanese troops led by a general and his lieutenant to the Bongo-dong Gorge. One of the war events that became the turning point of independence struggle in Korea over the Japanese occupation.
Featuring a very intense battle scene with a pretty awesome special effects, the Syndicate is able to pack the film into a captivating dish. Although the flow initially went slow, he was able to revive his audience’s mood with a series of thrilling actions.
Realistically presented, what’s shown in the movie can make the audience feel like you’re experiencing the atmosphere of guerrilla warfare in the woods. Scenes of his war cruelty were also explicitly presented. Some of the scenes in this film, plus a ciamic sound effect, may be slightly startled, even disgusting for the unresistant blood. The action scenes were fairly frontal and brutal, with huge explosions that made tension tensions intact.
Typical Korean movies, although the main attraction is the atmosphere and the horror of the war with all the elements, the play elements can be decomposed well, so as to make the audience can be washed away. Some of the laughter-fishing scenes inserted by the cineastes also make war films in which the story is packed in a simple script that is increasingly exciting to behold. Overall, The Battle: Roar to Victory is a fun historical film.
And, indeed, the production of Shoebox which was released in theaters in 2019 was one of the Korean box office in the year with a total audience of more than 3 million people and an area equivalent to 38 million USD.