WaSanGo (Volcano High) (2001)

WaSanGo (Volcano High)

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The highly anticipated third film from South Korean director Kim Tae-kyun, Volcano High is the story of high school-aged martial arts wizards in search of a mystical text that will restore harmony to their school. Set in an indeterminable time -- as well as mirroring many of the themes and styles found in the U.S. films The Matrix and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- Volcano High is in a state of chaos that has lasted nearly 20 years, since a vast Teachers Battle sent the education … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Art House & International, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Heo Gyun, Jung Ahn-choel, Tae-kyung Kim, Park Heon-su
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On DVD: Mar 22, 2005
Runtime:

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Cast


as Jang

as Hakrim

as Woo Ping

as Mr. Ma

as Vice Principal

as Yu Cha-i
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Critic Reviews for WaSanGo (Volcano High)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Light on story, the fight scenes are energetic and often quite refreshingly silly.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
Film Scouts

August 11, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | July 31, 2003
Eye for Film

Full Review… | May 20, 2006
Senses of Cinema

Audience Reviews for WaSanGo (Volcano High)

This is the reverse of the coin of what Crows Zero was. While Crows presents you engaging and interesting characters above anything else Volcano High is a movie that cares little to nothing about the characters, and is just always eager to jump to the next fight sequence. The result is a series of wooden action pieces that never arise the slightest sense of excitement or tension.

DragonEyeMorrison
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

One of the best South Korea kung-fu movie that pure comic book insanity turned into live-action. Great special effects.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Tedious and not even the "action" scenes would save this. The synopsis for this film sounds really cool, but his seems to be be "Kibakichi (Samurai Werewolf)" all over again. The film is really disjointed, the story slugs along about a scroll that doesn't, but does exist. The flashback scenes just feel tiring. This whole film made me feel sleepy, because it was just that boring.

Doctor0Quinzel
Marion Ravenwood

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