yasmin's Review of Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
Country: South Korea
It's been almost two months since I wrote a review(i am busy), but this film has moved me that I can't resist sharing my experience with others.
I am a big fan of war movies, and I was thinking that SAVING PRIVATE RYAN was the best, but i was wrong. In my opinion THE BROTHERHOOD OF WAR surpasses them all. Am I exagerating?! no..
What makes this movie special-at least for me- is:
-so realistic battle scenes and emotions showing horrors of war and not glorifying it like other movies.
-dealt not only with war crimes, but also with the government crimes towards its own people.
-asking what is patriotism and which bond is stronger;to one's family or to his country?
-great cast and smooth, yet powerful backgroud score-reminded me of the same effect of that of BRAVE HEART had on upon me.
Some Westerns may think of it as being kinda over-dramatic, but I see it's a part of the Eastern tradition in general, and actually it is justifiable here;the movie is more than some graphics which are very realistic.
NOTE: "The Korean War is an obvious example that there is no winner and loser in wars, only losers. There was no peace treaty, only a cease fire"