Friday, April 25, 2008

The restless / Joong-cheon (South Korea, 2006)

I did not have very high espectations of 'The restless' (Joong-cheon), by director Dong-oh Cho, starring Woo-sung Jung and Tae-hee Kim. I just was a bit afraid it would be a second 'The Promise'.

I have to admit it suprised me in a pretty good way. I didn't like all the action scenes, and also some of the special effects weren't very good but still..this movie has something which is really interesting. The dying scenes were really great, a bit like the vampires that returns to dust in blade and angel but this time it's really amazing!

The story is okay, a typical romance story in a kind of fantasy/action way. The acting is okay as well, though I won't say it is good all the time.

What did suprise me in a very good way? Well here is just a simple anwer: The scenery.
The scenes between the actionscenes were stunning, one of the most beautiful I ever saw. In these scenes you feel the magic, you feel the beauty of the world the director wanted to suggest.
The clothing is brilliant, the landscape is very, very beautiful and these are the things that made this film really worth watching.
Fans of flying martial arts movies can't miss this one, but also people who wanna watch just beautiful scenery with stunning detail should give it a try!

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