Once upon a time, two people were living at the foot of the holy mountain. -the Hawks und the Volcanos.
One day, the Hawks decided to seize control over all the land itself and instigated a war. But they punished the holy mountain and they had to wander homeless through the land. Centuries, they were waiting for the chance to get back to its former power and take revenge on the Volcanos. According to an ancient prophecy, they should have this opportunity, if at the time of the Black Moon is a child born with the name Vee. Whose soul is to awaken the divine sword that was made from the bones and blood of thousands of people. Now it seems that this time has come ..
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I really enjoyed this movie. it´s not a typical korean historical movie.
it´s more a adventure fantasy one.
with good action scenes, and a love triangle. two mens love the same women. both want to save her, because the another clan need her for dark plans.
in the end it was really exciting again. so it was never really bored.
i have this one of DVD. so I've seen this movie a thousand times, so i give a 10 to rewatch value :)
-really a good movie !
Ginkgo is a tree considered a living fossil, as it existed already in the time of the dinosaurs, more than 150 million years ago.
Although there is a large giant tree that appears at the end of the film, that one of the character tries to "assassinate" her with a sword could very well be the Gingko Tree in question, but I have my notoriously unreliable doubts ...
"Legend of Gingko" is an action film from the period that resembles a "Conan" Korea, with its realistic fighting styles merging with theatrical and acrobatic elements as an opera ie heavy melodrama and predictable love. The film begins with an ancient quarrel between two warring tribes that resides around a giant mountain called Monte Santo; One tribe has become prosperous while the other lives in a miserable part of the land where food does not grow and they have to resort to "eating the flesh of their dead" for sustenance; There are scenes of cannibalism ... The not so happy tribe creates a Sacred Sword that can destroy the Mountain and the other tribe, but first they must sacrifice a beautiful young woman named Vee (Jin-shil Choi) in order to " If "of this supernatural sword. And before you know it, a lot of them are losing their heads in parallel bouts.
"Legend of Ginko" in short is about a prophecy that can not be avoided, and as one side tries to make the prophecy come true, while the other tries to stop, which, incidentally, is the only aspect of the film that can not entertain, Because of the cliché, and saturation of much better Chinese films of this genre.
Positive aspect is due to the beautiful external cinematography, the elegant fight positions, representing a brutal action film in a very effective primitive combat, not to mention very bloody, thanks to the camera shakes.
The CGI is a downside, the film falters and becomes repetitive whenever it returns to its plot of prophecy, an unnecessary appearance, much to the detriment of the film.
In general, "Legend of Gingko" is an interesting film, a little too long. His brutal combat portrait puts him in the same category as the South Korean period film, making a concerted effort to maintain a steady level of reality. Unfortunately, it also vague to fantasy, which makes it more like Chinese movies, a film that redefines the phrase "all style and no substance." A film of many elements but indecision and no substance becomes uncomfortable after a while.