[Review] My Way

One would be hard pressed to argue that My Way is anything but an epic film. The size and scope of the story is daunting, but just because something is long and dense doesn’t mean it is also engaging. Erratic quick cuts wither what is a fairly by-the-numbers war movie that has some pointed but interesting things to say. Set in Seoul in 1938, the film follows the journey of two Japanese and Korean rivals who eventually fight in the war together against China. They survive battle after battle and through their travels discover a bond that is stronger than hate: getting home. Over 137 minutes we see a story told on a grand canvas that ends up in remarkable places.

The film begins with the story of a rich Japanese boy named Tatsuo Hasegawa (Joe Odagiri) and his family who goes to live with his grandpa in modern day Korea.
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