Saturday, September 06, 2008
If you are looking for a great historical drama during the Chuseok, then by all means please pass on The Divine Weapon
For the back history please read this.........................................
During the reign of King Sejong, Joseon Dynasty was the embodiment of the perfect state. To the Ming China, the aspiring imperial power, Joseon presented an obstacle to territorial expansion. The Ming China demanded submission and interfered with internal affairs of Joseon. All the while keeping Joseon in check with the constant threat of the northern barbarians. Disgusted by the Chinese interference ,King Sejong secretly develops the Phantom Arrowslinger, a weapon he intends to use to take back Joseon’s land and supremacy. but When Chinese spies discover the plan, the Chinese emperor attempts to disrupt the development with force, setting off a chain reaction of violence. (Source http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr)
The Korean reviews that I read about this film, all state that a lot of historical inadequacies are told throughout the film, so if this bothers you, then please pass on this film.
I am a history major, so I was really looking forward to seeing this film. When the film was over, I could not believe how many lies were in this film. Once again, I have to ask CJ Entertainment, why are you making a film for a small market, when the real story could go world wide. When you see the final roll of the film, you will ask yourself, 'Will anybody really believe this?"
A real story about the first MLRS instead of the "Korean Flag" fest would be appreciated.
The film might do well in Korea but I can not see a market for this outside of Korea. It will be another big budget loser for CJ.
Please pass on this film during Chuseok.
Opened in Korea on September 4, 2008