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  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 3.5  (25,275)
  • 33

D-War is a fantasy adventure movie that was released in 2007. The film follows Ethan Kendrick (Jason Behr), a young journalist who is investigating strange occurrences happening in Los Angeles. As the strange events continue to unfold, Ethan discovers that an old legend has come to life, and it is up to him to save humanity from its grasp. Along the way, he meets Sarah Daniels (Amanda Brooks), a veterinary assistant who joins him on his quest.

The legend tells the tale of an ancient war between two forces: good and evil. The forces are represented by dragons, with one dragon representing each side. The dragons are said to possess incredible powers and are feared by all who encounter them. In the movie, they are referred to as 'imugi' and are said to be almost ready to transform into full-fledged dragons.

The movie is unique in that it blends ancient Korean mythology with modern-day Los Angeles. The story begins with a prologue that takes place in the past, where a woman named Narin saves a young boy and raises him as her own. The boy, now grown, becomes the protector of the imugi that will one day become a dragon. The protagonist Ethan Kendrick is an American of Korean descent, and the movie does a great job of exploring his relationship with his own heritage and culture.

One of the central themes in the movie is the idea of destiny. Ethan and Sarah are both drawn to their part in the ancient story, and their presence is necessary for the prophecy to come true. However, it is not simply a matter of fate; they must actively choose to play their part and fight against the forces of evil. The theme of destiny is also explored through the character of Buraki, the evil dragon. He believes that he is destined to become the most powerful being on earth, but his interpretation of the prophecy is ultimately his downfall.

The special effects in the movie are impressive, particularly for its time. The dragons are stunningly rendered and almost feel like they belong in a high-budget Hollywood production. The action scenes are also well choreographed, and there are several moments of intense suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat.

The acting performances are solid, with Jason Behr and Amanda Brooks carrying the movie as the leads. Robert Forster, who plays Ethan's mentor, adds a sense of gravitas to the movie that helps anchor the fantastical elements in reality. The only weak point is the character of Tony, played by Craig Robinson, who feels out of place in the movie's serious tone.

Overall, D-War is an entertaining fantasy adventure that will appeal to fans of the genre. It is clear that the filmmakers had a lot of love for Korean mythology and wanted to share it with a wider audience. While it may not be a perfect movie, it is certainly an ambitious one that deserves credit for its originality and creativity.

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