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 talkto 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.
Cast & Credits
Like: The story, the movie is based on true events but its narrative is fictional.
Cast: There are two consistentgood thing on movie. One is performance of the cast. Hwang jung min and his onscreen daughter kim su ahn did phenonemal job. They are powerhouse of talent.
So ji sub, tbh the first 10 minutes of his performance were bored to me. Thankfully he picked it up later and h acting in last few minutes were heart breaking.
Song joong ki, ow did he landed on island? That's an unanswered question. His role compared to other four is short but, his character park moo young takes centre stage in last 30minutes. But he made an impact on me. He did a great job.
Lee Jun hyun, she is delight to watch. You will root for her the moment she appears on screen.
Action scenes in this movie are on par with Hollywood.
I wish the movies creenplay was tighter and well clean in the first 30minutes of movie. Editing too was issue. But overall movie is worth to watch for it's story, message and cast.
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 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.