About Memories of the Sword (2015)
While in medieval Korea, a young girl sets out to revenge the betrayal and the death of her mother. But therefore she must face one of the most powerful men and warriors of the Goryo Dynasty.
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I love all the actors and enjoy historical dramas. Another thing is that it is painfully obvious that the lead actress has no skill in stunt actions. But Deok-ki betrays them, which results in the death of Poong-chun. The minimum length required for reviews is 10 lines of text, so I will include the full synopsis. don't watch it.
The “twist” which sets up the final action just reveals to us how nuts these two main characters are. couldn't get into it. For me, the weakness and lowered score are because of murky writing leading to uneven plotting and unclear storyline. I was slapping myself in disbelief at the lengths the screenplay went. This movie is a poor man's effort at emulating films like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. At least that's what the International (or is it just German?
I don't think I've ever seen Lee Byung-hun, who I know to be a actor from Korea, in a Korean film. It's hard to root for the two female leads when they are well below their usual performance with characters who I assume are half-insane. This story is heart touching and lovely full of action I wasn't really looking forward to this movie or anything. Usually Korean audiences love terrible domestic films but this one flopped. Sounds fun right? Her scenes are always edited frantically that you have no idea of geographical aspect of the action occurring.
it's not a story, it's poetry about Love, betrayal and vengeance. The plot is jumbled and it didn't seem to know what direction it wanted to go. You might get confused with the phasing like the guy who give this a low score/bad review but for me it's nice. The two female characters are so selfish and so absorbed in their own sense of righteousness that they forgot to take a step back and look what they've done themselves. Don't listen to the low reviews and just give it a try yourself. All of them know, that spilling blood is the only way of redemption.”
Koreas action cinema may not get a lot of credit generally by people who just go to the movies watching the big Blockbusters (nothing wrong with that, everyone has to have their own taste in films), but if you open up your horizon and don't mind how unrealistic some of the stunts would be in the real world (see flying), than this can be more than entertaining to watch Didn't finish it. The action is good, and there's a plot twist in the end. Also, do yourself a favor and watch it in the cinema or at least from a blu-ray. However when it finally arrived in theaters I decided to give it a try. Overall it was not a bad movie to sit through. The acting is good but nothing special that makes it stand out or anything like that. a combination of shaky-cam, quick cuts, crash zooms and fast-mo (no joke) make it impossible to see what's going on in some of the action scenes. 🙂 I just saw another Korean epic called Assassination last week at my local theater so I thought I give this one a shot. The cinematic qualities are most impressive. One exception is the extended hallway fight scene that's obviously placed there as a gimmick.
If you are going to have characters fly, why can't you have fun with some aerial combat?
Plot: Three master swordsmen (and woman) attempts a coup but fails due to one of the three's betrayal. Cinematography and martial arts/sword play/fantasy in this one are excellent. Maybe one of the best I've seen yet. Just a warning: It's not an action movie. It's much more drama than action and even when action happens, it's mostly highly stylized. 18 years later, Seol-rang got blind but she raised and taught Seol-hee very well. First of all I have to say that the cinematography is amazing. Overall, just watch “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” again. The plot is basically crying, sobbing, getting over melodramatic and between fighting. It could be viewed as a Korean take on the great “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” but the movie has enough substance to stand on its own feet. The scope of Memories of the Sword was big and long (at two hours and sixteen minutes), and covered a lot of drama. All of them know, that spilling blood is the only way of redemption. watched about half of it fast then skipped through the rest to the fight scenes, which were useless for the most part.
5/10 I would love to have given this movie a 10 star rather than 8, but even though the plot is excellent, acting is very good, martial arts is good, the fact that it was some what confusing and hard to follow, and should really have been 20 to 30 minutes shorter really takes away from the being an absolute first class movie, I guess some people may disagree, but it's just my opinion. It's a headache to watch, even when it came to the action sequences it's a mess. It's the first time I did not see him in an action film with his shirt off holding a sword. But Seol-rang is able to escape with Seol-hee, Poong-chun's little daughter, and her sword. Camera work, lighting, colors… It's all style but no content. I was actually impressed with her in “Coin Locker Girl”. But Seol-rang is able to escape with Seol-hee, Poong-chun's little daughter, and her sword. Perhaps it is due to bad publicity Byung Hun Lee is getting these days. As for the acting, Byung-hun Lee is the memorable person in this. That basically sums up this mess of a film. He's somewhat a thing in the states, so I assumed that made him a huge star in his native land. This is the end of my review. Except near the end it's when it became bearable to watch. it never stops to look beautiful. But whatever the title is you are watching this, if you like Swordplay and romance in your Eastern movies, you will enjoy this too. Years later, the dead partner's surviving daughter vows revenge against the other two. all are magnificent in their roles. However, story wise, the movie was a mess. otherwise it's a good movie, I may have to watch it twice to continue trying to figure out everything. However that wasn't the case for this flick, it was super mediocre at best. Go-Eun Kim is the One,raised to kill the 2 persons who betrayed and killed her parents. He really shines as the somewhat confused villain.
With a plot that makes you expect Kill Bill set in ancient Korea (complete with snowy showdown), this is a serious disappointment. The atmosphere, the lighting, the clothes, the mood, the colours, everything worked so good with the vibes of the story, so credits to the director and his team. The plot wants Lee's character be the villain of the piece, but the actor's charisma and the story itself makes him look like the hero. An epic movie about an epic story. In this brand new Korean FLOP, Characters spend way too much time explaining everything they've done and will do but the story is still riddled with holes.
Which the movie does not have a lot of, but the little it does I was very impress with. Far from it, it's look alike in the way it's set, but this movie gets its own soul. “While the Goryo Dynasty in the medieval Korea, three warriors named Deok-ki, Poong-chun and Seol-rang have led a riot against the king and his foreign allies from Kitan, China. The visual feast you will be getting is worth it. The action is filmed greatly, something we came to kind of expect, this time coming from Korea. So, 8.5 out of 10. While the Goryo Dynasty in the medieval Korea, three warriors named Deok-ki, Poong-chun and Seol-rang have led a riot against the king and his foreign allies from Kitan, China. Why is it always artsy shots that's cool to look at but ultimately makes no sense? The action in this is mashed with choppy, close up, constant in and out mixed with slow-motion. It's a little misleading for those of us expecting more battle scenes from him, instead he plays more of a dramatic role that evolves romance, which I rarely see in Asian films cause I mostly deal in marshal arts action. 18 years later, Seol- rang got blind but she raised and taught Seol-hee very well.
Only Byung Hun Lee seems to have his character in control and other actors are merely copying superior Chinese actors in this genre. ) title would have believe. As a matter of fact the fight sequences in “The Sword With No Name” which came out in 2009 was done much better. Do-Yeon Jeon play his love and the mother who raises her girl to be the hand of justice. it did have some cool fighting and visuals at the end. Rest of the cast I'd probably just describe as OK. My movie-loving heart was glad I got to watch this and is looking forward to future Korean epics. Or maybe the public finally got it right: this is a lame film. Who knew a Sword could have memories too. Even the action sequences are bland. To be honest I wanted to check this movie, not because of the Korean super star two timing manipulative jerk Lee Byung-hun. Sometimes, the movies that I have no interest in ends up surprising me in a good way.
The two movies are similar in their epicness, as they both had great cinematography that made it feel like a painting come to life and they seem to be working a very large story with lots of elements but is not too hard to follow, which is good for me cause subtitles can be too much to read sometimes. If the Shakespearean drama in the story doesn't put you away, be sure to not miss this one. But because of the actress Kim Go-eun who seems to get better with each film. And the battles were fierce.
Byung-Hun Lee is perfect playing a man consumed by greed who rise from nobody to one of the most powerful lords in the area, killing everyone who stand against him. Some areas build up and goes nowhere. But Deok-ki betrays them, which results in the death of Poong-chun. It's a shame because the actors deserved better. I could tell this was suppose to be some Shakespearian stuff, but it fails. How does one simply teleport around locations just because plot wants them there? Following the steps of those sword battle movies that focus more on the battle, and less on the story, even though the tragedy premisses are set early on, the plot of the movie was not something unordinary, it followed a messed up pace, the conclusion was weak and the information provided about the characters little and just enough to keep you watching. Both feel that the time for revenge is right, but Deok-ki is now one of the most powerful men in the country.
it won't go as attended for all of them, but, you must see it by yourself, I insist, you won't be disappointed. Both feel that the time for revenge is right, but Deok-ki is now one of the most powerful men in the country. This movie is great for me. You are here to watch Memories of the Sword which is absolutely free here! You can watch Memories of the Sword in HD absolutely free no buffering superfast server. You can watch the film Memories of the Sword online on this site no restriction on any device IPhone Androyed Tab and so on from any location. You need just a free account to watch Memories of the Sword in HD on your favorite device. If you have watched Memories of the Sword, you can read or write the film review on Memories of the Sword on IMDB. And let us know whether you liked the film or not at the comment section below..