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The Admiral (2014)

Myeong-ryang (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 30 July 2014 (South Korea)
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At the strait 'Roaring Currents', master strategist Admiral Yi and his 12 battleships oppose enemy's fleet of 330, and win the most incredible victory of history.

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The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 31 of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | War

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Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,782,185 (South Korea), 3 August 2014, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$152,792, 5 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,589,811

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,342,258
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Could have been better, but still worth a watch
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For me this felt like a mix between "Lincoln" and "300". Mainly because it's not as in depth and really realistically done like "Lincoln" but it isn't as over the top as "300" either. Some audiences seem to have liked "War of Arrows" better. But I personally enjoyed this film a bit more. The first half of this movie is basically the build up before the grand battle. Where team Korea has the odds completely against them in battle. But despite the obstacles in their path, the men still go to battle in order to fight and protect their country. The story in my opinion is about perseverance and having the will power to go on even when you feel that the odds are against you...And I liked that. Although if they put more emphasis on the Admirals planning and strategy, it would have made the movie better. Mainly because Admiral Yi is known not only for his courage and willpower, but a amazing strategist. It isn't a superbly well made movie when it comes to the story, character development and direction. But it's a very watchable movie that still has a bit of a impact. So yeah, I recommend this film.

7.8/10


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