Battleship Island

Battleship Island (2017)

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Set during the Japanese colonial era on Hashima Island, a coal mining island using forced labor from Korea and China. 400 Koreans attempt to escape, including a musician trying to protect his daughter, a street brawler and a Korean independence fighter.
Lee Kang-Ok is a bandmaster at Kyungsung Hotel. He decides to go to Japan to protect his daughter, but he is drafted into Battleship Island by force, being deceived by talk read moreto send him to Japan. On Battleship Island, he does anything to protect his daughter. Choi Chil-Sung is the top fighter in Kyungsung (old name of “Seoul”). He makes troubles on Battleship Island, but he has a warm heart. Park Moo-Young belongs to the Korean Independence group. He sneaks onto Battleship Island to rescue a member of the independence group.

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4 days ago
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 4.5
Saw it last week, went just for Song Joong Ki. Unfortunately I didn't like it much. I didn't feel much of a connection with the characters. I understand that it is based on historical events but there was too much violence and was overall incredibly depressing. Afterwards I felt utterly drained emotionally.
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13 days ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Won tickets to the Gala Premiere (and managed to see them live...hehe) and this movie!
Scenes were very very well shot, just the right amount of humour and suspense. The best actor is DEFINITELY Hwang Jung Min and the little girl that plays his daughter in this show. I was kept on my toes throughout the show. Song Joong Ki and So Ji Sub mentioned to us before the show started read more to "put aside all political views and just enjoy the show". Was wondering why they said that but as I watched it, I understood, because it is a really REALLY political-based show. So put aside your own political views, and just enjoy this show :)

Low rewatch value because the best part of the show is the suspense.
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    Chinchillah 5 days ago

    Really want watch it... but i just cant find any eng subs :(

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    Nana87 9 days ago

    Great movie!

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    MaryamDH 9 days ago

    GREAT movie. One of the best one I've ever watched my whole life. I enjoyed every second.

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    Vkpiggy 11 days ago

    Sad ending just like train to Busan but it was gooood!

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    Kkrazy99 20 days ago

    I don't like sad movies but the cast makes me want to watch it!!

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    Unknown 21 days ago

    good movie...
    i'm already watch this ... (RAW)

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    kjn 25 days ago

    Excellent movie! Truly spectacular!! The cast was perfection and their acting was a masterpiece!! It contains very true events in history back in WWII and the story was very well made! The screenwriter (who also made the movie Veteran) did a phenomenal job of expressing the Joseon people's viewpoints and perspective during that time. He mixed just about the right amount of seriousness and humor! I totally recommend this movie!

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    SarahEm 28 days ago - edited

    WHAT!!! Song Joong Ki AND So Ji Sub. I'm down

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      Deshayla Dixon 22 days ago

      This is totally me when i saw the cast. Insta love right there.

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    Ivana 28 days ago

    I'm here for this!

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    MrBanana Jul 1, 2017 - edited

    So this will be some kind of anti-japan movie?

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      Halsyeon 22 days ago

      No. It's historical, so it's based in a time that actually happened however the events are real since it's obviously a movie.

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    Kizzy Jun 25, 2017

    Excited for this

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    iamsarah Jun 17, 2017

    The feels I just got from that trailer. I most definitely need to watch this movie.

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    changwookie Apr 21, 2017

    THis looks so intense and sad but I'm up for it.

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    Astrologist Mar 19, 2017 - edited

    Song Joong Ki? I'm sold. <3


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Jul 26, 2017
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 12 min.


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    8.6 (scored by 45 users)
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