Here you will find reviews of Korean war films (전쟁 영화). Please click on the picture, and you will be taken to the review.
“[D]espite the beautiful cinematography and powerful notions of camaraderie, The Front Line is not without faults. The crux of the story – the insanity of fighting for a hill – becomes almost redundant under the weight of other convoluted narrative threads…[Yet it] is certainly worth watching for the sumptuous art direction and heart-wrenching finale, and serves as another poignant reminder that ‘The Forgotten War’ is nothing of the sort.”
“My Way (마이 웨이) is an incredible spectacle of a war film, with continually stunning sequences of war and featuring breathtaking cinematography in a variety of landscapes. [...] That said, the focus on visuals results in a lack of characterization making the depiction of war rather deprived of an emotional core”
“[I]t’s this emotional intensity that makes Brotherhood such an incredible film. While war films traditionally tend to focus on the lack of humanity and portray ever-increasing scenes of violence – or ‘war pornography’ – Taegukgi veers away from that trend to focus on the emotional bonds between family, and emerges stronger for it.”