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Ashfall (2019)

Baekdusan (original title)
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Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 2,744 m, a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.
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Credited cast:
Lee Byung-Hun ... Lee Joon-Pyeong
Jung-woo Ha ... Jo In-Chang
Hye-jin Jeon ... Jeon Yoo-Kyung
Ma Dong-seok ... Kang Bong-Rae
Bae Suzy ... Choi Ji-Young
Robert Curtis Brown ... Ambassador Wilson
Ja-Yeon Ok Ja-Yeon Ok ... Sergeant Min
Sin-cheol Kang Sin-cheol Kang ... First Lieutenant Han
Kyeong-Yeong Lee ... General Choi
Jo Han-Chul ... Colonel
Kwang-il Choi Kwang-il Choi ... President
Jeon Do-yeon ... Sun-hwa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Joey Albright ... Bocheon US Army Special Ops Solider
Amy Aleha ... Officer Amy / News Anchor
Si-Won Cha Si-Won Cha ... Member of military headquarter
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Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 2,744 m, a volcano erupts on Baekdu Mountain located on the Chinese-North Korean border. Armed with the threat of imminent eruptions, a team of uniquely trained professionals from South and North Korea unite. Together, they must join forces and attempt to prevent a catastrophic disaster threatening the Korean Peninsula. Written by Stanton

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No option for failure


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After a phenomenal start, the movie just went flaccid...
16 May 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I had the chance to sit down and watch the 2019 South Korean movie "Ashfall" here in 2020. I hadn't even heard about the movie prior to getting a chance to watch it. But with it being a South Korean movie, of course I took the time to sit down and watch it.

Now, "Ashfall" was off to an amazing start with some pretty hectic and intense destruction going on, much akin to that which was seen in the "2012" from 2009. And I was impressed, I most definitely was. The CGI was good, and the direction was great, feeling like the audience is right there in the midst of the chaos.

But then the movie settled into a pseudo-military wargame drama - or something like that - and the whole movie just became boring. So frightfully boring and mundane. In fact, I ended up quitting on the movie with 45 minutes still left to watch. Why? Well, I was bored senseless, and I didn't care one bit about the characters nor the story for that matter. So there was really no point in going on.

I was expecting this to be a natural disaster movie, but much to my disappointment the natural disaster aspect of the movie was a mere backdrop in the story.

They did, however, have a good cast ensemble for the movie, and it was nice to see Byung-hun Lee on the screen - despite it being in a movie which ultimately ended up being pointless and boring.

My rating of "Ashfall" lands on a mere three out of ten stars. And I have no intention of returning to watch the last 45 minutes, because I simply don't care an ounce about the story.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English | Chinese

Release Date:

19 December 2019 (South Korea) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,201, 22 December 2019

Gross USA:

$372,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,255,955
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Dolby Atmos

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2.39 : 1
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