17 October 2014

The Fatal Encounter Movie Review

Title: The Fatal Encounter
AKA: The Kings Wrath, King of Misfortune
Genre: Historical,
Origin: Korea
Release Date: April 30, 2014
Cast: Hyun Bin, Jung Jae Yeong, Jo Jung Suk, Cho Jae Hyun, Han Ji Min, Kim Sung Ryung, Park Sung Woong, Jung Eun Cha,

Kim Jeongjo (Hyun Bin) has been in power for only one year. He has already gone through several failed assassination attempts on his life and his hold on power is fragile. He trusts only his eunuch named Sang Chaek (Jung Jae Young) and the commander (Park Sung Woong). Outside the palace Eul soo (Jo Jung suk) was raised as an elite assassin, one day he gets order from Queen Jungsoon (Han Ji Min) to kill the king otherwise they would kill his love.

This was the hardest intro I had to write so far. Since it was a movie, it was hard to explain what it was about without spoiling anything, so forgive me if it sounded half-heartily written. However, I have to say, the director did not leave me any choice, it was the most confusing movie ever, so many things happened at once, and you’re just left with the only reason to continue; Jo Jung suk. The role as an assassin surprisingly fits him. As I finished the movie, I had to go back to the description to figure out what the whole thing was about, it wasn’t boring at all, but personally I preferred to know what was going on in the entire movie, or just half of it. Anyhow, if you are into assassins, vengeful historical movies, this is a good choice.

☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥ / 3 out of 5 hearts

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