• Movie: Illang: The Wolf Brigade
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 736 users)
  • Ranked: #2869
  • Popularity: #2179
  • Watchers: 1,555

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Ranked #2869
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In 2029, after the governments of North and South Korea announce a 5-year plan to reunify the country, strong sanctions by the world's powerful nations cripple the economy and lead to a hellish period of chaos. With the appearance of an armed anti-government terrorist group called The Sect which opposes reunification, the President creates a new police division called the Special Unit which amasses significant political power. However, the intelligence service Public Security, which sees its own influence drop, hatches a plot to annihilate the Special Unit. Amidst this bloody struggle between two ultra-powerful institutions, rumors emerge of a secret "Wolf Brigade" being formed within the Special Unit. The human weapons who are called wolves, "Illang" (The Wolf Brigade).
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 736 users)
  • Ranked: #2869
  • Popularity: #2179
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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3 people found this review helpful
Oct 22, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This film surprised me a lot. It wasn't perfect but it was very entertaining and beautiful. If you have an open mind and can appreciate a beautifully shot movie with a lot of action...You will like this.

Story: What I liked about this story/plot is that you could strip the countries and government names from the story and replace it others and it would still make sense. I think that is what compelling and relatable about this movie. The story could happen in any time period, country or reality but still be found realistic and relatable to the audience in some way. Yes, there were definitely plot holes in the story and the plot can get a little confusing in the middle but it is still an entertaining story, worth watching. One common theme throughout the movie, whether it be within the story or costume choice, is the story of Red Riding Hood...that was pretty interesting to figure out what that story meant to the plot or how it is used as a metaphor throughout the movie. The red riding hood theme helps the plot keep you guessing because you don't really know who the "Wolf" is...

Acting/Cast: The acting was good...not great but not bad either. I found some of the actors to be very emotionless or wooden in some scenes...granted maybe that is what the director wanted for that scene. Other scenes, the actors did a wonderful job...The acting just wasn't consistent throughout the movie but it FOR SURE wasn't bad acting either.

Music: The music was good! It added to the action and suspense and also added emotion to the sad/downtime parts. I think the music supported the story very well...especially when the soldiers were going into a fight. You always need good music with a fight scene.

Rewatch Value: OH I will for sure rewatch this movie. It was very entertaining.

Overall: What I loved the most about this movie was the cinematography. It was just a beautifully shot movie! The fight scenes are some of the best shot scenes and are beautifully choregraphed. If you are looking for an entertaining and action packed movie, you should try this one out. Yes, as I said earlier, it has some faults but overall it is a beautiful movie that will definitely hold you in suspense and actually bring up some powerful questions in the end.

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1 people found this review helpful
Dec 6, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
"Illang: The Wolf Brigade" is visually engrossing, action-packed and can clearly convince through its dark sci-fi vision. However, only the doubts of Im Joong-kyung and Desperate Lee Yoon-hee remain short of their possibilities and the original. A love story full of soul, tragic and comprehensive in the midst of death, terror, power and suffering will not happen. This, coupled with the clear soft wash finish, ensures that Jee-woon Kim makes at least a small flop. Very bad port signal, but captivated by the good cast handpicked.
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