A few years ago, South Korea brought us 'The Tower', which I absolutely loved. Hollywood brought us 'Only the Brave' in 2017, which I absolutely hated, and 'Backdraft 2' in 2019, which received such bad reviews that I have no interest in seeing it. Now China brings us 'The Bravest', which I absolutely loved.
I've been in the mood for a disaster film of this caliber for a while now, and 'The Bravest' satisfied that need. The horror of a fire is so well demonstrated here, as well as the unpredictability of any fire. The visuals are impressive and the photography stunning, as well as very good cinematography.
The film grabs you from the opening scene. Thereafter, there literally never is a dull moment, with action and suspense from beginning to end. Most firefighting films have a good climatic fire scene - here the scene lasts the duration of the entire film. Awesome! Apart from the action, the film also deals with chaos and panic that ensues in the face of disaster.
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