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The story of three legendary street-fighting high school friends and rivals who reunite 25 years later for the biggest fight of their lives. On a television show billed as ‘the greatest fight show on Earth,’ eager amateurs with lots to prove boldly step into the ring and expect to leave bloody but victorious. The gruesome fighting competition unexpectedly forces the three men to reconcile their broken friendship from the past and encounter true victory. (Source: CJ Entertainment) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 10, 2013
  • Duration: 2 hr. 33 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 124 users)
  • Ranked: #3264
  • Popularity: #6350
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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hotsake
2 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This is a great movie about three former friends that get to reclaim a part of themselves that they thought was lost forever. The acting from all involved was great, there was not one single role or character that I thought was out of place. This is a long movie and it feels it but I was never bored and I cared for the main leads. Final note, the fight scenes were well staged and films and they seemed to get better as the film went on.
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PickyMcpickleton
2 people found this review helpful
Dec 23, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
I think this is based off a webtoon because I swear I've read it. If it's not then perhaps I should lower my score for biting off a webtoon. However, I'll assume it is as a lot of Korean movies are based off webtoons.

Another movie I went in for the stellar cast (Hwan Jung Min to be particular). However, in the end, the movie wasn't as engaging as I thought it would be. Too many moments could have been further developed and showcased but because they weren't, it left the script just full of gaps.

For instance, more back story on their history and younger selves. They just befriended each other, stuff randomly happened and bam, all grown up. It was rushed and a little unbelievable. Furthermore, the defining moment in their younger years was just terribly written and terribly done. It should have been a far more emotional, psychological and dramatic scene. Instead it ended faster than their lunch scene.

They are all also severely in shape and skilled for people who haven't fought in 25 years. Further more, they fight like professionals and even better with minimal training...

There's also very little back story on his life after high school. There were just too many gaps to find this engaging. A lot wasn't developed making me not root for the characters that much. The climax of the movie was his last fight but I didn't find myself on my tippy toes severely rooting for his character. Normally, when I root for a character, I get tense and vocal but I realised, I neither cared if he won or not.

Overall: Underdeveloped script and characters make for an unengaging plot.

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  • Movie: Fists of Legend
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Apr 10, 2013
  • Duration: 2 hr. 33 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 124 users)
  • Ranked: #3264
  • Popularity: #6350
  • Watchers: 339

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