Blades of Blood

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"Like the Moon Escaping from the Clouds"
  • R
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 5.9  (834)

Blades of Blood is an enthralling period piece set in 16th century Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. The movie stars Hwang Jeong-min as Lee Mong-hak, a skilled swordsman who takes up arms against the government and its oppressive policies. He is joined in his fight by the equally adept Hwang Jeong-min as Hwang Jong-sa, a loyal follower of Mong-hak.

The conflict at the heart of Blades of Blood pits two stubborn men against each other – the hot-blooded Mong-hak who yearns for revolution, and the cold-hearted royal guard Dae-je, played by Cha Seung-won, who staunchly defends the status quo. Their opposing beliefs led to a blood-soaked showdown that threatens to tear apart the nation.

The early part of the movie establishes Mong-hak's quest to rid Joseon of the corrupt government officials who have been exploiting the populace. His vendetta against the system is driven by personal tragedy, as he witnessed firsthand the brutality of those in power when his father was executed for no reason.

Mong-hak's path eventually crosses with Hwang Jong-sa who joins the fight after losing his wife and unborn child. Their camaraderie is shown through various flashback sequences and it's evident that they share a deep bond.

As they continue to gather support for their cause, they are confronted by Captain Hwang, who is tasked with stopping them at all costs. In a series of intense sword fights, Hwang displays his incredible martial arts skills, which leads Mong-hak to believe that Hwang is the only one worthy of fighting him in a true battle.

Meanwhile, Dae-je, the stern enforcer of the ruling class, becomes aware of the growing insurrection led by Mong-hak and his followers. He decides to end the rebellion by any means necessary, and brings together a group of elite warriors to crush it. His troops are diverse in their abilities, with some specializing in archery, some in the use of shields, and others in spears.

What follows is a thrilling and bloody battle sequence that pits Mong-hak's revolutionary army against the royal guard, led by Dae-je. The fight is full of twists and turns, as each side gains the upper hand at different moments.

While the movie may be seen as a standard good vs evil story, it contains many layers and complexities. It delves into the theme of leadership and what it means to be a true hero – whether it's through inspiring others to rebellion or fighting for what is right and just.

The acting in Blades of Blood is certainly noteworthy, with Hwang Jeong-min's portrayal of Lee Mong-hak being particularly impressive. He managed to bring a sense of ferocity and desperation to the character, which made him easy to connect with. Cha Seung-won's portrayal of the stoic Dae-je was also notable, as he managed to imbue the character with a palpable sense of menace.

The film also features some stunning visuals, with the colors of the costumes and setting, in particular, being especially vibrant. The use of natural lighting in some of the battle scenes, further added to the realism of the fight sequences.

In conclusion, Blades of Blood is a gripping action movie that tells a compelling story while exploring one of the most important periods in Korean history. It's a movie that blends drama and action perfectly, and offers a satisfying experience to anyone interested in the genre. It's a movie worth watching, especially for those who are into martial arts and action movies.

Blades of Blood is a 2010 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (834)