Assassination (2015) Korean Movie Review starring Jun Ji-Hyun, Ha Jung-Woo, and Lee Jung-Jae

Plot :

While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies’ forces are hunting them down.
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The Good!

The movie is trying to do a lot which at least makes it interesting. But how is the execution?

Well…. It is not bad.

I mean it is really NOT bad.

Since this is an action movie with lots of guns and explosions, let’s talk about the action first. What can I say? The movie is rather great in this area. The movie basically has two big set pieces in which everything combines in a hectic but oddly choreographed manner that is enjoyable to watch. The action scenes do not over stay their welcome and give us a lot of over the top action without veering too much into self-indulgence.

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The Bad!

“Assassination” (2015) has one big problem and a few shortcomings even without going into the propaganda discussion. Generally, I just want to write about this movie without going into the arena of who is right in terms of political ideologies.

The big problem with this movie is the first 25~30 minutes or so which is basically everything prior to the assassination team getting into Korea via China. In other words, I’m talking about the basic setup phase of the movie. To be frank, I disliked this part a lot before having a change of mind in the latter parts of this movie.

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