Athena: Goddess of War

Athena: Goddess of War (2010)

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A terrorist group known as "Athena" and led by evil mastermind Son Hyuk threatens South Korea and the world. It is now up to special agent Lee Jung Woo of the National Security Agency to foil their terrifying conspiracy. Jo Soo Young, the daughter of the South Korean president, is kidnapped and hidden away in Italy. Jung Woo and his team are given the assignment to find her and bring her back.

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    아테나: 전쟁의 여신

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Jun 11, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
CSW does dark so well....

I gave "Athena" 8.5 stars due to the glorious cinematography (the N. Italy mountain region was awe-inspiring/a magnificent location) and because once again Cha Seung-Won's performance is mesmerizing. He's an outstanding physical Bad*ss and his voice... dark seduction. The action was good (not of John Woo's caliber of course, but acceptable) The so-called love story/no chemistry between Soo Ae and JWS, wasn't remotely believable and annoyingly boring. read more Like I wrote earlier, I watched it for CSW and rarely am I disappointed in his performances.
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Nov 19, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
I had watched IRIS so I had high expectations of this drama. This was a bit slow in parts and frustrating to watch the characters who were suppose to be smart act so incompetent. I did not like the character of the male lead Jung Woo, who was like a love sick dog! Most annoying was the seemingly impunitive way in which Hye In was treated given the seriousness of her crime. read more Didn't like this drama and the ending sucked most of all! Wouldn't recommend unless you really have nothing else to watch.
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    Datez Feb 13, 2015

    Good dramas, but iris still the best

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    maboksan May 18, 2014

    watching 2nd episode but for some reason the urge to drop this drama increasing. I'm sorry to say but I feel there is something off with the lead actor. I really want to see badass Cha Seung Won...

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      Vui256 Aug 27, 2014

      Did you finish it?

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      maboksan Aug 29, 2014

      no...I put it on hold...had to leave korean drama scene for a while due to busy life

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    kit1186 Jan 17, 2014

    So happy Changmin stepped up his game.

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    lainiwaku Jan 3, 2014

    i watched iris, athena, then iris 2
    and i can say my favorite is athena !

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    Lily2PM Dec 7, 2013

    I really wanna watch it for Cha Seung Won. And I really don't want to watch it because of another actor x_x (no offense to the actor's fans whatsoever)

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    palak Oct 13, 2013

    i think i might watch this for cha seung won :)<3

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    T-O-Psexual Aug 23, 2013
    Reveal Spoiler »
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      Claire Nov 10, 2013

      im decided to watch this drama but after episode 1 i accidentally click your spoiler... i read it,then im stop watching this... coz' ur spoiler make me sad huhu i really want to watch this b'coz of Cha Seung-Won give-up :(

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    animefayinc Jul 15, 2013

    This is definitely one drama that is overflowing with kpop idols O-O

    But I don't know if I want to watch it just because of that... :\

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    nessa Apr 16, 2013

    I saw the movie & liked it, should I watch the drama too?

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      Yuri-PK Jun 1, 2013

      did you find the movie on MDL?
      I've just realised that I don't have it on my list and can't find it..does it have an alternative name on this site or something?

      And yeah. You should watch the drama too. Personally, I enjoyed every eps as they were out..and this year I rewatched it on TV and went through all those fellings and states of mind again^^ I think it's a good drama of its kind..

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      nessa Jun 2, 2013

      @Yuri-PK I think it's not in the database here...

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      Yuri-PK Jun 3, 2013

      @rainbowfun I think so too..:(..that's strange..I find here lots of commercial purpose dramas, or simply short dramas and I can't find this well-known movie=))
      + I would like it a lot if they had variety shows too:p
      Anyways, I still love MDL <3

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    Lily2PM Apr 5, 2013

    The only reason I'm thinking about giving this drama a try is to see Cha Seung Won as a bad guy. But the fact that Siwon is in the show is making think twice before actually watching it... (I know ELFs are going to hate me for saying this, but before you do, know that I am actually like SuJu)

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    aha Mar 14, 2013
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    Ace Jan 31, 2013

    don't understand why this drama has a "happy ending" with the couples while Iris had a tragic one. so stupid..this spin-off is nothing compared to Iris though. Iris had me depressed for a week and I almost screwed up on my research papers and finals because of it lol good times

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      Sarah87 Apr 26, 2013

      You should put that under spoiler tag

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    Seung225 Nov 19, 2012

    Okay, it doesn't matter how many times I see the poster of this drama Soo Ae ALWAYS looks like Maggie Q to me. I know it's not her but... Arg! So frustrating!

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    romnin18 Sep 10, 2012

    I hate this drama, so many beautiful girl die.....

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    compay Sep 6, 2012

    After watching 2 episodes, I'm kind of not sure whether to drop this or not. It feels like they just follow the cliche rules of the dramas, but it looks so obvious. Like for no reason the main character looks sad and the sad music starts. Nothing sad has happened yet for us to associate with the sad mood. Things like this. Hmmm...


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    South Korea
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    Dec 13, 2010 to Feb 21, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.2 (scored by 1,318 users)
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