The Tower

The Tower (2012)

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Lee Dae Ho is a single father and manager of the 120 story luxurious landmark building complex, Tower Sky in Yeouido, Seoul. He is an earnest employee liked by his colleagues and is secretly in love and secretly even wanted to marry with Seo Yoon Hee, a restaurant manager. The owner of the complex, Mr. Jo decides to hold a "White Christmas" party for tenants and VIPs on Christmas Eve, with helicopters read morecircling above with huge lights attached below them, sprinkling snow onto the party. A huge gusts of wind cause one of the helicopters to lose control and crashes into the building, causing the helicopter to leak fuel and the building catches fire. In addition, because of the faulty water sprinklers due to frozen pipes, people are stuck in the building while the fire slowly burns each exit they have.

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Dec 19, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I was just browsing around Netflix and saw this was a korean movie around Christmas so I decided to watch it because 'tis the season! Greatest decision I made today.
This movie... where do I even begin... I forgot to breathe in so many parts! I was laughing and crying and just praying for dear life in this disaster film. You'll fall in love with so many characters and, just like many read more disaster films, you have to hope and pray your favorite characters do not die.
I highly recommend this movie. It is not the best but it is certainly one of my favorite disaster films right now.
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Jul 29, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This is a really good movie. I was really surprised! This movie will play with your feelings, and sometimes you even forget to breathe! You'll forget everything around you and it feels like you are in the movie, it sucks you right in.
I was scared to see horrible fake scenery but it didn't the special effects were amazing!! The person who was responsible for the special effect is a true master! read more What I loved the most in this movie was the fact that it played in different perspectives. How people react, how people act and how they were, it's a real eye opener.

This movie might make you cry and smile at the same time. It's got a little bit of humor in it, just a tiny bit and I appreciate it.

I gave it a 7 on the story because some things might be somewhat unrealistic, but that is just a tiny mark. This is a good rewatch and this is a movie that will pump some adrenaline trough you vains, I recommend you to watch this!
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Both movies are very when it comes to characters, and themes. Both movies have a catastrophic event. That causes terror and chaos.
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Both movie is very much alike but have different setting. Both show have chaos, people reaction, family love and friendship.
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    Panda May 11, 2017

    they call me the tower because when the beat drops, I drop.

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    Jordan Mar 25, 2017
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    GiKnoth Mar 2, 2017

    It has everything a disaster movie should have: heroes, weak people, mean and/or stupid people, sad scenes, a little bit of humour, a hint of romance and also family relationship scenes (to value life), sacrifice, lots of action, good special effects...and with this movie there's a plus: SKG and KSK. Their performances are very good. I enjoyed this movie a lot.

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    zuojenn Feb 4, 2017

    wasn't bad but was a bit unrealistic too
    like how badly was this tower build?
    The story reminded me a lot of 9/11 tbh XD
    anyway the movie was well made, the drama and terror was there. 8/10

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    Shay Jan 19, 2017

    it's what you would expect in a disaster movie. But I like the pacing and the thrill and the emotion. Good movie

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    Shay Jan 19, 2017
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    Shay Jan 19, 2017

    Firefighters are so great

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    Shay Jan 19, 2017 - edited

    omg it's always so funny to see an actor play a completely different role in a movie. The president from The Flu was so concerned with saving people and here he is a selfish CEO who doesn't care about saving anyone but himself and his wealth. Ironic :P

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    sanasoufi Jan 2, 2017

    Slightly boring, didn't really like it. 6/10.

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    Vampirella Oct 15, 2016 - edited

    This movie killed me. My Head and my Heart feel empty. It's really such a sad movie with a lot of shocking scenes. There where moments i sat at the edge of my seat then there where moments i cried like a baby and then there were the moments i had a big smile on my face.
    Every fan of distaster movies NEEDS to watch this! Like really, just do it!

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      XingBack Dec 28, 2016

      I can't handle disaster movies, especially since I just watched "The Flu", But your discretion makes me want to watch it ;p

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      Vampirella Dec 28, 2016

      Hey, thanks. You should really watch it. It's an awesome movie. :)

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    mini Oct 13, 2016

    released on 24th december damn

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    Rigby Oct 13, 2016

    One of the best disaster movie I have ever watched even better than some Hollywood disaster movie! Highly recommended!

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    Sharn Sep 25, 2016

    Damn the suspense. I am scared using lift now.

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    DreamingKoreanBallad Apr 22, 2016

    It was intense! And I again loved Kim Sang Kyung's character <3 Son Ye Jin did a great job as well - and that fireman played by Sol Kyung Gu - *hats off to you man* ^^ [The only reason it didn't get a 9.5 or a 10 was b/c of the way they portrayed the "so-called "christians"" in this movie - it made me upset - I hate it when they make "christians" out to be such weirdo's in movies -_-] Other than that one annoying aspect I loved the rest of the movie! and the special effects are very much like the effects that were in 'D-Day' - You could feel their panic, desperation and longing! I liked the love story that was thrown in and the fathers love for his daughter, pregnant woman, and firefighters ^^ I also enjoyed the little bits of comedy that were strewn in-between all this intensity! :)

    *I don't know if "religious" people act like those people did but actual Christians don't act like that - we are VERY normal.*


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    Dec 24, 2012
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    2 hr. 1 min.


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