10 January 2012

Secret Reunion Movie Review

Title: Secret Reunion
Genre: Thriller, action, friendship
Origin: Korea
Release date: 04 February 2010
Cast: Song Kang Ho and Kang Dong Won.

Working as a spy for North Korea, Song Ji Won (Kang Dong Won) left a family, hoping to go back after his last mission, which involves the assassination of a North Korean defect that writes badly about their ‘leader’. In the police force, an anti-terrorist force with Lee Han Kyu (Song Ho Kang) as the cheif, they’ve been on the heels of Ji Won for a long time, and as they finally figure out what his next move is, they try to ambush him.
Ji Won on the other hand, has met up with a legend from the North “The Shadow”, and as they together go to the defects house, they are ambushed, but that was due to an anonymous tip given to the police. The Shadow on the other hand believes its Ji Won who’s responsible for the set-up, leaving Ji Won to go underground. The ambush fails, and Han Kyu is fired.
6 years later, the two meet, both able to recognize each other, and both with plans of using each other: Han Kyu wants to use Ji Won as bait to lure out the shadow, and Ji Won wants to use Han Kyu as a ticket back to North Korea to see his wife and child again, but somehow they start to care for one another…

Are you freaking kidding me? One of the best movies till date! Daim these Koreans know how to make action/police movies and dramas! I don’t believe I’ve ever been disappointed in these categories before! This movie is both moving, action packed (in a way) and brilliantly acted, I seriously doubt anyone could do it better than these two. Seriously, there isn’t much bad to say about it, except that the ending should have been just a little more spectacular, but on the other hand its neat, even the amount given : )
I most defiently recommend it.

☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥♥ / 5 out of 5 hearts

Jenji's verdict
I think the movie shows how most of koreans, or the stereotype, are towards immigrants and the North Koreans, from what I know. I dont really know how it is in daily life but from what I've seen, they seem to really not like other nationalities from east Asia. But then again it shows that not all people are like that. And it wants to show that we should be "humane", and treat other people "humanely". The message is really good, and it's a great action movie, no complaints about that. I just hated all the bad people in here, made me really hate those stereotypes, and again I'm happy there are movies like this to show that it is wrong and no matter nationality or whatever, we are firstly humans.

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts

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