Operation Chromite

Operation Chromite (2016)

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General Douglas MacArthur (Liam Neeson) of the U.S. Army and 8 South Korean troop members led by a South Korean Navy Lieutenant (Lee Jung-Jae) carry out the covert "X-ray" operation. The "X-ray" operation must succeed in order to carry out "Incheon Landing Operation."

  • Native title:

    인천상륙작전
  • Also Known as:

    Incheon Landing Operation; Incheon Sangryuk Jakjeon;

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Jul 12, 2017
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I went into this movie with not too high expectations because even though it was such a big project, Korean dramas taught me to still be careful with what I wish for. Well, I can't say that this movie was in any way a letdown. It was definitely not.

I'm always up for a good movie that is based on historical facts. Operation Chromite is not only based on true events but read more dedicated to the families and descendants of those heroes who are portrayed here. I am not a historian, so I can't assess to its historical closeness. But I do want to believe that the producers were very accurate with the details. And honestly, I don't think there could have gone much wrong either.

The story takes up pace very fast, you don't get bored over long conversations. Instead you have to concentrate alot because scenes change very fast. You blink once and half of the movie has already passed. You blink twice and the movie is already over. Every now and then it has some nice, calm and either heartwarming or heartbreaking moments as well, which is an important asset to make this movie work out the way it wants to be and to deliver the right feels.

Because this film's strength is not the action - although there's alot of that - but the people and their desperate fight for their country. Their determination and desire were infectious and moved me every single time, even though those moments were rare. The cast was delivering such a good job. There are so many really good actors and actresses in this movie that of course not everyone could get a main role. But that doesn't mean that their performances were less important than others. Even though their screentime was limited, they got the best out of themselves and brought forth some nice, raw emotions.

Despite its brutal reality, cinematography was at its best. Beautiful shots and colors that supported the storytelling and its emotions in a caring way. I'm also sounding a note of caution here for all those who are sensible to gore. Although the film is keeping it at a short leash, there are still some scenes that might upset one or two stomachs.

One thing I was bothered by (next to some other things) was first of all Liam Neeson. I know that he's a really good actor and I don't blame him here. But his scenes always seemed kinda choppy and cut off. There was no smoothness in his dialogues either. Only in close-ups his acting could truly shine which made me appreciate his appearances a little more.

Another thing that irritated me was the background score. I'm a sucker for good background music and Operation Chromite does have a great score actually. But it was so badly placed and overused in Liam Neeson's scenes that it almost lost all its impact and disrupted the in other places always well balanced story-flow. All the scenes with the Korean soldiers for example were stunningly coordinated and fluent which makes it such a shame that it didn't work out with his parts.

Overall still a nice and lasting watch that I would definitely recommend.
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    Aladin 21 days ago

    Its so demn cool! Always in high tension. Anyway, Jin Se Yeon is so kewt!!!

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    LPA Jun 29, 2017

    There is something wrong here. How can Liam Neeson be in this movie and there is no cast info for him! There are no Reviews, and no Recommendations. And only 123 views. There seems to be and elephant in the room that I don't know about!

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    ChaNee Mar 16, 2017

    Liam Neeson, Lee Bum Soo and Lee Jung Jae. Enough said.

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    addictedtakumi Aug 30, 2016 - edited

    waiting for full eng sub.. :)

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    Marooya Apr 5, 2016

    Kim Sun Ah supporting and Jin Se Yeon main role?! Seriously?! And in this big project?! smh.

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    Narco Dec 27, 2015 - edited

    Whaaat. Liam Neeson in Korean movie? Damn, im looking forward to this

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      NewKDramaAddict Jul 22, 2016

      It is getting big exposure in the US theaters!! Thank you, CJ-E!!

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    Skye-N-Rain Oct 19, 2015

    Liam Neeson will also be playing the role of General Macarthur.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Jul 27, 2016
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 56 min.

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    8.1 (scored by 131 users)
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