War of the Arrows
When Mongols abduct Ja-in on her wedding day, her brother Nam-Yi, still reeling from tragedy that claimed their father's life, sets out to find her. Alive with new purpose, the skilled archer takes aim at the invading army in spectacular battle.
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Good action sequences, shallow characters. At times it feels like a K-Drama. Not bad to kill 2 hours, nothing more.
- DragonEyeMorrison, Sunday, August 26, 2012
In "War of the Arrows," Seo-gun(Mu-Yeol Kim) wants to marry Ja-in(Chae-won Moon), despite the whole business about her being the daughter of a traitor and forced to work a lowly job in a joyhouse in order to make ends meet. This is a point her brother Nam-yi(Hae-il Park) makes forcefully clear, even challenging Seo-gun to wrestling which he promptly loses. After all of that, all goes well with the wedding, at least until the Mongols show up to invade the country without bringing any presents. When it gets its mind in the right place, "War of the Arrows" can be an entertaining action film. But sadly that is not nearly enough, as it takes forever to get to the plot and get going, with scenes that simply go on much too long. And it also goes without saying that none of this is subtle in the least. Plus, when the baddie makes pefect sense in wondering why the heroes went to so much trouble, you know you're in trouble. In any case, there is nothing new about a damsel in distress, especially in this neo-post-pre-modernist-Marxist culture we are all living in, even if she can handle herself in a fight.
- gator681, Sunday, November 10, 2013