Cheonnyeon ho (The Legend of the Evil Lake) Reviews
The feel and make of the movie was slightly above "made for cable" both in its filming and storyline. Aside from the martial arts and surprisingly graphic fight scenes filled with chopped limbs, severed heads, and slashed horses, the one saving grace of this film was probably the two attractive female lead actresses. In all seriousness, they were the one silver lining (and I'm not saying that just because I'm a guy). The two actresses not only did the best acting performances but were also the most visually appealing to watch.
In regards to filming techniques, I want to give special mention to the Korean movie industry for their skills in replicating underwater scenes. After watching Shadowless sword and this movie, I do believe Koreans' have the "lock down" in creating underwater sequences (whether its CGI or not).
Cheonnyeon ho (The Legend of the Evil Lake) is a simple no nonsense straight of the mill Korean martial arts action film. Nothing particularly spectacular or terrible. This movie provided simple enjoyment and helped to pass the time. Recommended for rental to anyone that enjoys watching Korean films that offer entertainment without any complexities.