Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

Title: Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo
Year: 2004
Director: Je-gyu Kang
Writer: Je-gyu Kang
Starring: Dong-Kun Jang, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong, Yeong-ran Lee
Music: Dong-jun Lee
Distinctions: formerly on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: epic story of two brothers torn apart by the Korean War
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), July 2008
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh).
Objective Rating: 5/10 (gets points for concept, characters, dialog, special effects/design and acting) c. 2.4/4 (Okay).

I can hardly remember this movie. Here’s what I wrote after watching it: “Imagine Titanic as a Korean war movie. The basic framework of the story is very good, but it’s executed for sh**.”  I’ll have to take my word for it.


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