It has only been a year since king Jeong Ju came into power. But he has already gone through several failed assassination attempts on his life and his hold on power is fragile as yet. He trusts only his eunuch named Sang Chaek and the Commander of Geumwiyoung named Hong Kook Yeong. Meanwhile, Queen Jung Soon and the vassals from Noron plot to assassinate King Jeong Jo. Outside of the palace, EulSoo was raised as an elite assassin by Gwang Bae. Gwang Bae then orders Eul Soo to kill King Jeong Jo otherwise his love Wol Hye will be killed.
Cast & Credits
Acting/Cast: I know majority of the actors and actresses since I’m a long time drama watcher. But honestly, I love the acting of everyone here. Both the good and bad characters were acted out fantastically, you can tell how hard they’ve worked on this movie. Everyone’s acting, their facial expression, and emotions really made me get into the movie.
Music: Mostly instrumentals, but I think it complimented the movie quite well. I barely noticed the soundtrack because it was like a part of the movie, but it was still nicely done.
Rewatch Value: I would definitely, definitely watch this again. There are many amazing things about this movie, such as the acting, the cast, the storyline, the action scenes and so on.
Overall: This is a fantastic movie. I definitely recommend this movie. If you like any of the actors/actress or if you like historical-type films, then you should definitely watch it. Even if you usually don’t, watch it anyway. I think you’ll like what you see.
The highlight of the movie was the stunning acting of both main and secundary actors. Hyun Bin portrayed a perfect alone, afraid but brave king who's looking for some changes, but he alone was not the only amazing thing. The acting of Han Ji Min as a despicable, evil and young queen was not a joke, I finished Rooftop Prince only a couple of days earlier and I though she was a good actress, now I realize I needed to see more of her to know she was not only good but Great with a big G. The others actors were all at the same level of greatness.
The cast, the action, the story, ect. it made the best historical movie I have ever seen.