The Battle Of Jangsari

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"The forgotten heroes"
  • NR
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.2  (1,791)

The Battle of Jangsari is a 2019 war movie starring Megan Fox, George Eads and Jae-Wook Lee. The film is based on a true story and is set during the Korean War. It follows a group of young soldiers, many of whom are still in their teens, who are sent on a deadly mission to infiltrate the North Korean stronghold of Jangsari in order to distract the Korean People's Army and ultimately aid American forces in a different location.

The film begins with a brief introduction to the soldiers, their backgrounds and the horrific conditions of the Korean War. The young soldiers are marched to a nearby beach and informed that their mission is to take over Jangsari in order to create a diversion for the American forces at Incheon. The mission is deemed incredibly risky as Jangsari is heavily fortified, and the American forces are unlikely to come to their aid due to another battle taking place simultaneously.

The movie excellently portrays the difficulties of the soldiers who are heading for their first deployment in Korea. They are shown to be ill-prepared, undersupplied and often questioning the orders given to them. A few of the key soldiers are given more importance with their background and conflicts on the forefront that the audience empathizes with them when they are engaged in intense battle conditions.

After a bravely fought landing in boats, the young soldiers are immediately thrust into the battlefield with little ammunition, no backup, and fighting against overwhelming numbers. The Korean People's Army is shown to be ruthless and merciless in their tactics, which causes even more desperation among the young soldiers.

The Battle of Jangsari is a gripping war movie that soon turns into an intense action movie as the young soldiers attempt to complete their mission. The battle scenes are filmed with a raw intensity that captures the realism of a hand-to-hand combat scenario. Even though it is not easy to follow and the battles happen in bits and pieces, it is commendable to depict the urgency, brutality, and angst of the war.

As the mission reaches a climax, a few different storylines converge, including the mission, the soldiers' backgrounds, their differing viewpoints on the mission, the introduction of a new commander and the decisions that are made. The movie does not back down from presenting choices that will leave a long-lasting impact even though it results in loss of life.

The Battle of Jangsari is a movie about sacrifice and bravery, not just in warfare, but in the privilege of being human. The film depicts the importance of morality and sacrifice in order to achieve a higher goal. It's a powerful story of courage in the face of extreme circumstances, and showcases how a group of young soldiers is willing to fight for what they believe in, even if they know the odds are stacked against them.

The acting is on-par and perhaps even better than expected, considering the presence of Megan Fox. Most of the movie's runtime focuses on the young soldiers and the adversities they face in order to complete their mission. The characters come across as real people, rather than caricatures, and the filmmakers do an excellent job in depicting the uncertainty and vulnerability that comes with being a young soldier.

In conclusion, The Battle of Jangsari is a well-made war movie that portrays the brutality of Korean War with an emphasis on thrill and action. The film delves into the psyche of soldiers sent to the front line with a mission that may seem impossible but in reality, has higher significance. As war movies go, this one does a good job of delivering the heart and the message. The movie does not have much commercial glamour but is worthwhile for those interested in watching meaningful war movies.

The Battle Of Jangsari is a 2019 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

The Battle Of Jangsari
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  • Release Date
    2019
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 44 min
  • Language
    Korean
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (1,791)