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War of the Arrows (2011)
"Choi-jong-byeong-gi Hwal" (original title)

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Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian.

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Hae-il Park ...
Nam-yi
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Jyushinta
Mu-Yeol Kim ...
Seo-gun
Chae-won Moon ...
Ja-in
Han-wi Lee ...
Gap-yong
Gu-taek Kim ...
Kang-du
Kyeong-yeong Lee ...
Kim Mu-seon
Gi-woong Park ...
Prince Doreugon
Seung-joon Lee ...
Wanhan
Jae-goo Lee ...
Hu-man
No-shik Park ...
Jang-sun
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Young Nam-yi
Min-seo Jeon ...
Young Ja-in
Rye Hei Otani ...
Nogami
Hyeon-tae Kim ...
Hu Reu-gang
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Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian.

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Just barely missed the mark
16 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had the potential to be amazing. Historical dramas always do. A person learns a little history and the thematic messages can be so relevant to the culture you live in today. However, war of the arrows failed to do that because it forgot to talk about it. Visually its obvious it takes place in a certain time way back when in history. But thats about it. Sure, there are enough references here and there to add to the plot but it begins to tear at the seams abit. I loved this movie because it had great pacing, it had great acting and overall it used every movie cliché and trope to its advantage. But it needed a little bit more substance in story. So if you are happy with excellent visuals, great acting ( THe guy who plays the villain, oh my word he is in my top ten list of villains) and killer archery scenes then definitely watch this movie. However, if you are going to scratch your head at the thin plot... don't. While I wished there was a bit more, it was entertaining and moving enough for me to give it a 8/10.


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