Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War, Best War movie I've ever seen!
post-1484710
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 30

Todd R

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 27, 2001
Messages
4,162
Reaction score
80
Joined
Sep 27, 2001
Posts
4,162
Likes
80
You guys got to watch this one!
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
This is the best war movie I have ever seen, period!

In 1950's Seoul, Jin-Seok (Won Bin) and his older brother Jin-Tae (Jang Dong-gun) are enjoying a strong family life of perfect happiness. Suddenly, they find their lives turned upside down as soldiers of the South Korean government seize them – all men aged 18 to 30 are taken – and they are forced to take up arms – despite their lack of training – against the approaching North Koreans

Great story, unbelievable battles, and absolutely heartbreaking situations.

Be warned, it's a very graphic war movie also.
Rent it!
 
     Share This Post       
post-1484792
Post #3 of 30

DrOctagon

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 20, 2003
Messages
207
Reaction score
0
Joined
Oct 20, 2003
Posts
207
Likes
0
I've got an online pal who's been raving about this movie for months. It's on my Zip.ca rental list thingy, so hopefully I get it soon. Can't wait to check it out!
 
     Share This Post       
post-1484802
Post #4 of 30

nomdeguerre

formerly w1ned
Joined
May 11, 2005
Messages
521
Reaction score
10
Joined
May 11, 2005
Posts
521
Likes
10
it's a great movie, musta seen it 5 times. saw it twice while it was out in tht theatres
 
     Share This Post       
post-1484831
Post #5 of 30

YamiTenshi

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 1, 2004
Messages
2,109
Reaction score
10
Joined
Oct 1, 2004
Posts
2,109
Likes
10
Best war movie ever.
Totally rocked Saving Private Ryan. Yes, there is a region 1 DVD out already. I rented it about six months ago from Blockbuster.

I liked that they limited the fighting scenes to actually include character and story development. The ending was just......
 
     Share This Post       
post-1484851
Post #6 of 30

pigmode

Truck-Fi
Joined
Jun 26, 2001
Messages
5,371
Reaction score
97
Joined
Jun 26, 2001
Posts
5,371
Likes
97
Mmmm, it was good but I can't really say its the best or that it was better than Private Ryan. The brother-rivalry thing got old pretty quick. "Der Untergang" was a slight cut above.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1484903
Post #7 of 30

Edwood

1/2 hamster, 1/2 Turkish∙ Blueteething
Joined
Nov 11, 2003
Messages
20,230
Reaction score
225
Location
Cage
Joined
Nov 11, 2003
Location
Cage
Posts
20,230
Likes
225
Quote:

Originally Posted by pigmode
Mmmm, it was good but I can't really say its the best or that it was better than Private Ryan. The brother-rivalry thing got old pretty quick. "Der Untergang" was a slight cut above.


Keep in mind that's it's a cultural thing. The idea of an older brother making sacrifices for a younger sibling, taking care of parents is a very old Korean tradition. Just watching some of the clips, it's pretty heart breaking to watch.

I'm going to have to rent/buy/check it out. Thanks for the info Todd, this one totally flew under the radar for me.

I'm not sure if my parents would like this one. I'm thinking it's OK, my Dad is the only one that was old enough to remember the Korean War.

-Ed
 
     Share This Post       
post-1485234
Post #9 of 30

Edwood

1/2 hamster, 1/2 Turkish∙ Blueteething
Joined
Nov 11, 2003
Messages
20,230
Reaction score
225
Location
Cage
Joined
Nov 11, 2003
Location
Cage
Posts
20,230
Likes
225
Hmmm. Seems that it is for sale at Borders.

I'm going to make a run there tomorrow.

If I like it, I'm going to buy them for my parents and my brother.

-Ed
 
     Share This Post       
post-1485894
Post #10 of 30

Amuse

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 29, 2005
Messages
168
Reaction score
0
Joined
May 29, 2005
Posts
168
Likes
0
Great movie! I saw it on VCD. The story is very good.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1486006
Post #11 of 30

RnB180

Member of the Trade: RnB Audio
Joined
Jul 2, 2004
Messages
4,339
Reaction score
13
Joined
Jul 2, 2004
Posts
4,339
Likes
13
Great movie, Ive been into asian cinema for sometime now, and this one gets one of the top recommendations.

The only downside of this film is the overly happy scene in the beginning, I know that they were trying to show the love of the two brothers, but it was too much. Other then that its a great film.

On a side note there is another movie out called "friend" aka Chingoo, which stars the same actors. I like that film more so than tae gu ki
 
     Share This Post       
post-1486007
Post #12 of 30

Edwood

1/2 hamster, 1/2 Turkish∙ Blueteething
Joined
Nov 11, 2003
Messages
20,230
Reaction score
225
Location
Cage
Joined
Nov 11, 2003
Location
Cage
Posts
20,230
Likes
225
I prefer melodrama, to just plain no drama/poor acting/direction.

I say if you got it, MILK IT!

-Ed
 
     Share This Post       
post-1486013
Post #13 of 30

RnB180

Member of the Trade: RnB Audio
Joined
Jul 2, 2004
Messages
4,339
Reaction score
13
Joined
Jul 2, 2004
Posts
4,339
Likes
13
LOL, wait till you watch it, then I would think you would agree about the over happy intro.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1486019
Post #14 of 30

YamiTenshi

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 1, 2004
Messages
2,109
Reaction score
10
Joined
Oct 1, 2004
Posts
2,109
Likes
10
Quote:

Originally Posted by RnB180
Great movie, Ive been into asian cinema for sometime now, and this one gets one of the top recommendations.

The only downside of this film is the overly happy scene in the beginning, I know that they were trying to show the love of the two brothers, but it was too much. Other then that its a great film.

On a side note there is another movie out called "friend" aka Chingoo, which stars the same actors. I like that film more so than tae gu ki



I agree with you on the beginning being a little too happy. It felt really forced, but I understand since they only had a few minutes to establish their family life before they go off to war. But the last battle scene when they meet again completely makes up for it (won't say more to spoil it
).

As far as I know Friend only had one of the actors from Tae Gu Ki (Jang Dong Gun). It was well acted but the storyline reminded me too much of Shanghi Grand, even the part at the end when Jang Dong Gun walks out.....
 
     Share This Post       
post-1486046
Post #15 of 30

Todd R

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 27, 2001
Messages
4,162
Reaction score
80
Joined
Sep 27, 2001
Posts
4,162
Likes
80
In any case, it was a lot better than the predictable formula crap movies that Hollywood puts out.
I love that foreign (to Americans) films have such a fresh perspective and usually much better stories.
TR
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top