|Mil-jeong 2016 South Korea The Age of Shadows|
Here's the thing: [b]Kang-ho Song[/b]. He has this magical ability to appear as if he's wandered on to the wrong film set, and then through sheer force of will he takes over the proceedings. He's got to be one of the finest actors on the planet. What he does here in [i]The Age of Shadows[/i] is amazing. I could never decide if he was a weak flip-flopper of a character or ultimately conniving ... because he does both. I don't think many people can do that.
[b]Um Tae-Goo[/b] plays one of the greasiest bad ass villains in recent memory. I was mesmerized by his face, especially his cheekbones. Kudos all over that dude. He really makes the film.
The "Train Scene" *is* masterfully done suspense.
This big a$$ [b]Warner Bros[/b] flick also stars Kermit the over moisturized Frog face. A guy who co-starred in a film with [b]Do-yeon Jeon[/b], written and directed by [b]Yoon-ki Lee[/b], and the film sucked. Do the math.
I have no rating for it because I don't care about these [i]rich and powerful men with rich and powerful man problems[/i] movies.
Summary: Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is thrown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause.