Monday, June 30, 2014

From Paris with Love

 Released Year: 2010
Directed by Pierre Morel

Casted by:
John Travolta as Charlie Wax
Jonathan Rhys Meyers as James Reese
Kasia Smutniak as Caroline
A personal aide to the U.S. Ambassador in France, James Reese has an enviable life in Paris and a beautiful French girlfriend, but his real passion is his side job as a low-level operative for the CIA. Reese wants to become a higher level agent with more responsibilities. As the result of a shortage of agents in France, he is assigned as a partner to secret agent Charlie Wax.

Reese's first test is to have Wax released from airport detention by the French Customs when Wax does not want to surrender the cans of his favorite energy drink. Despite the apparent triviality of an energy drink that Wax could probably purchase in Paris, Wax continues to verbally abuse French Customs until Reese places a Diplomatic Mail sticker on Wax's luggage containing the energy drink, which makes them immune from Customs and Quarantine requirements.

Once in the car, Wax apologizes for his behavior while opening the tins and revealing the concealed pieces of his personal SIG Sauer, which he refers to as "Mrs. Jones". Wax explains that he has been sent to Paris to investigate a drug ring at least indirectly responsible for the death of a woman who happens to be the niece of the Secretary of Defense.

During the investigation, Wax reveals that there was no overdose—their goal is to trace the money back to a circle of Pakistani terrorists. Evidence leads them to the terrorists, resulting in an armed confrontation in which most of the terrorists are neutralized. Wax and Reese learn that the terrorists plan to infiltrate the U.S. Embassy with explosives hidden beneath their burkas. As they collect evidence, they find photographs of Agent Reese pinned to a wall.

Ultimately, Reese learns that the terrorists are targeting a summit meeting. Wax discovers that Reese's fiancee Caroline is a "sleeper" agent who was assigned to infiltrate them. When confronted, Caroline shoots Reese in the shoulder and escapes through a window. A Volvo picks her up on the street below.

Caroline attempts to detonate an explosive vest while the last remaining terrorist in the Volvo attacks a US motorcade traveling to the summit by speeding towards them, wired with explosives. Wax destroys the vehicle with an AT4 rocket launcher just in the nick of time. Reese finds Caroline at the summit and attempts to dissuade her from carrying out her mission by professing his love. She attempts to detonate her vest anyway and Reese is forced to kill her.

As Wax leaves Paris, Reese escorts him to his plane. Wax offers a full-time partnership. The two play a game of chess on the tarmac, placing their handguns on a utility cart, Reese revealing that he is now carrying a Desert Eagle pistol and earning another modicum of admiration from his new partner.
L² Scored: 8.5/10

L² Comment:
Gosh, Rhys Meyers is so so so hot in this movie, i can't take my eyes off him :) The movie is not bad and the storyline is nice as well~ And surprising Travolta also looks good as well in this movie... Thumb up

Sunday, June 29, 2014


 Released Year: 1987
Directed by John McTiernan

Casted by:
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
Carl Weathers as George Dillon
Elpidia Carrillo as Anna
Richard Chaves as Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez
An alien spacecraft enters the Earth's atmosphere and jettisons a pod, which descends into a Central American jungle. Later, Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer arrives in the same area with his elite team for an operation to rescue a presidential cabinet minister who had been abducted by guerrilla forces. The team consists of Mac Eliot, Blain Cooper, Billy Sole, Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez, and Rick Hawkins. Dutch's old military friend George Dillon, now working for the CIA, accompanies them as a liaison. The team is inserted into the jungle by helicopter and begins its hunt.

They soon find the wreckage of a downed helicopter and later, the remains of Army Special Forces soldiers, whose presence in the country puzzles Dutch. The group is horrified to find the bodies have been hung and have had their skin removed. They track the guerrillas to a heavily defended rebel encampment, which they destroy except for a woman named Anna whom they take prisoner. Dutch is enraged when Dillon confesses the rescue mission was just a ploy to get his group to attack the rebel camp and that the men they had found in the downed helicopter had disappeared in a failed rescue of two CIA agents. As the team make their way to the extraction point, they are observed from afar by an unknown creature using thermal imaging.

Anna briefly escapes, but when Hawkins catches her, he is stabbed and dragged off. The nearly invisible creature spares the unarmed Anna. Moments later, while the team is looking for Hawkins's killer, Blain is killed. Mac sees the creature and opens fire on it, but it disappears into the jungle. Anna offers the team insight on the creature which has been something of a local legend for many years. The team sets a trap, but it avoids capture, severely wounding Poncho in the process. Mac and Dillon are killed in the ensuing chase, and Billy is slain making a stand. The Predator catches up to Dutch and engages in a short shootout during which Poncho is killed. Realizing the creature only attacks those possessing weapons, a wounded Dutch sends Anna unarmed to the extraction point. Jumping off a waterfall, he narrowly escapes the creature by masking his body's heat signature with mud and witnesses the Predator's true form when its active camouflage fails in the water. Dutch applies more mud, improvises various weaponry and traps, then baits the Predator into coming out by starting a large fire, and yelling a loud, barbaric war cry.

Hearing Dutch's war cry, the Predator arrives to investigate. Despite suffering minor injuries from his improvisation, the Predator eventually locates and traps Dutch. Discarding its electronic weaponry and infrared-vision helmet as a sign of respect, the muscular alien challenges Dutch to hand-to-hand combat. The ensuing fight is one-sided; the Predator is easily able to beat Dutch into submission, and moves in for the kill. Battered and barely able to move, Dutch manages to drop the counterweight from one of his traps, which falls and crushes the creature. As Dutch asks the mortally wounded alien "what the hell are you?", the creature mimics his question in garbled English and then activates a self-destruct mechanism on its wrist, laughing maniacally as it does so. Dutch barely escapes the explosion and is rescued by the extraction helicopter, along with Anna and it can be see that Dutch is mournful over the loss of his team.
 L² Scored: 9.5/10

L² Comment:
A very classic action film by Arnold in 30 years ago... Seriously this is my first time watching it, i have watched the sequels before but not this very first movie. Overall the movie is nice but just a bit too simple for me actually... of coz i can't blame them as nobody will foresee this will be a big hit in the Hollywood right? 

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Mechanic

 Released Year: 2011
Directed by Simon West

Casted by:
Jason Statham as Arthur Bishop
Ben Foster as Steve McKenna
A wealthy man swimming in his pool is drowned by a "mechanic", Arthur Bishop. Bishop escapes the ensuing chaos by jumping into a nearby river. He later meets with his friend and mentor, Harry McKenna, who pays Bishop for his work.

At his house, Bishop checks for his new contract to find that he is to kill Harry. Bishop's employer confirms by phone that the contract is correct, whereupon Bishop requests a face-to-face meeting. Dean tells Bishop about a failed mission in South Africa, in which assassins of Bishop's agency were killed. Dean relates that only two people knew about the mission—himself and Harry—and that Harry had been paid for the contract details. Bishop reluctantly kills Harry with his own gun and makes it look like a carjacking. At Harry's funeral, Bishop meets Harry's son Steve, and decides to train him as a mechanic. He adopts a chihuahua and instructs Steve to take the dog with him to a coffee shop each day at the same time. As Steve settles in to his routine, Bishop escalates his training by taking him on a contract.

Bishop informs Steve that he has a contract of his own. The target is a mechanic for another agency named Burke, who frequents the same coffee shop as Steve. Burke's only weaknesses are that he is interested in young men and small dogs. Burke makes his move on Steve and invites him out to drinks. Bishop instructs Steve to slip a large dose of Rohypnol into Burke's drink to cause an overdose. Steve ignores this direction and instead goes with Burke to his apartment. Burke begins to undress, and Steve attempts to strangle him with a belt as Bishop had done. Steve manages to kill Burke after much effort. Dean expresses his disapproval of Bishop's use of Steve for the Burke contract, but Bishop replies that he was given that contract through Harry and not Dean.

Bishop is given a contract to kill Andrew Vaughn, the leader of a cult-like church. Steve and Bishop plan to inject Vaughn with adrenaline to simulate a heart attack, for which the paramedics would administer a fatal dose of epinephrine. A doctor arrives and sets Vaughn up with an IV of ketamine, which would inhibit the epinephrine's effects. They improvise and suffocate him, but are discovered and forced into a shootout with the guards. They slip out while the building is being evacuated and fly home separately.

At the airport, Bishop sees a supposed victim of the mission that Harry allegedly sold out. Bishop realizes that Dean had tricked him into killing Harry, and that Dean engineered the failed mission to cover up his own shady dealings. Later, Bishop is ambushed by a group of mechanics. After killing them, he discovers that Dean was behind the hit. Bishop goes home to call Steve, only to find that Steve has also been ambushed at Bishop's house. Bishop directs Steve to a hidden gun, which Steve uses to kill his ambushers. Bishop has Steve gather supplies for their new mission while he plots how to get to Dean. In the process, Steve finds his father's gun and realizes that Bishop killed Harry.

Bishop and Steve kill Dean. Afterwards, at a gas station, Steve pours fuel on the ground. Steve shoots the gas, blowing up Bishop's truck with Bishop still inside. He returns to Bishop's house, and performs two actions that Bishop told him not to do: playing a record on the turntable, and taking the 1966 Jaguar E-Type Bishop had been working on. As he is driving away, Steve notices a note on the passenger seat reading: "Steve, if you're reading this then you're dead!" Moments later, the car explodes, killing him. At the same time, Bishop's house also explodes. Back at the gas station, a security video reveals that Bishop had escaped from his truck moments before Steve blew it up. Bishop gets in another truck he had by the beach and drives away.
L² Scored: 7/10

L² Comment:
Basically i watch this movie is because of Statham, but after the movie goes by, it really attracts me alot... But too bad when the excitement part came nearer, it ended so suddenly... lol~

Thursday, June 26, 2014

3x Trouble 行X踏錯

 Released Year: 2012
Directed by 游達志 You Da Zhi

Casted by:
戴陽天 Dai Yang Tian as 劉子山 Shan
林宇中 Rynn Lim as 黎青田 Tian
林德荣 Jack Lim as Beng 
溫嵐 Landy Wen as 雙胞胎 Twins
陳勢安 Andrew Tan as 殺手 Killer
 3 night market hawkers get themselves involved in a killing game when they decided to steal a luxury car and ends up being hunts down by the killer who employ by a twin to kill her own twin sister.
L² Scored: 6.5/10

L² Comment:
Overall i think the movie is still ok but definitely there is a lot of improvement needs to be done. First of all, please get rid of stupid Landy please!!! She totally wreck up the whole movie with her stupid acting and expressionless-face... Second, please let either Rynn, Andrew or Dai to show us some meat please...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rigor Mortis 殭屍 2013

 Released Year: 2013
Directed by 麥浚龍 Juno Mak

Casted by:
錢小豪 Chin Siu Ho as 錢小豪 Ho
陳友 Anthony Chan as 阿友 Yao
鮑起靜 Pao Hei Jing as 梅姨 Mui
惠英紅 Kara Hui as 楊鳳 Feng
吳耀漢 Richard Wu as 冬叔 Dong
 Ho moved into an old building and into a haunted unit which a twins sisters kill a rapist (husband of Feng) and suicide. The twins' spirit wanted to have Ho as replacement but couldn't make it after Yao safe him. In another hand, old couple Mui & Dong live in the same building too and Dong slip and fall from staircase and cause the bad ghost master to cheat Mui and turn Dong into a living dead.

The twins' spirit went into Dong's corpse and try to fight against Yao & Ho, but luckily they were defeated in the end. Everything changed and nothing seems to be happened before...
 L² Scored: 10/10

L² Comment:
Its been such a long time that HK havent come out with any chinese vampire movie ever since Lam Zheng Ying passed away. This movie was originally written for Ricky Hui, but Ricky passed away before the script even finish, therefore, Ho as Zheng Ying & Ricky old partner was chosen to be the main actor.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mortuary Blues 屍家重地

 Released Year: 1990
Directed by 劉鎮偉 Jeffrey Lau

Casted by:
元奎 Corey Yuen as 石春 Chun
杜德偉 Alex To as 陳龍士 Shi
吳君如 Sandra Ng as 九姊 Gao
陳淑蘭 Sheila Chan as 阿秋 Chao
盧冠廷 Lowell Lu as 林老師 Lim
 Gao & Chao got a map to find a treasure from the Qin Dynasty morturary, together with the 3 police officers, they went into it and battle with the Qin corpse to get the thing that they wanted.
 L² Scored: 5.5/10

L² Comment:
Well, seriously this kind of black comedy is often show on the 80s & 90s HK blockbuster and most of them have Sandra Ng in it. The storyline is quite normal and not very memorable, basically its just for a good laugh and not really gonna watch it unless i have nothing better to do so~

Monday, June 23, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Released Year: 2014
Directed by Dean DeBlois

Casted by:
 Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
Cate Blanchett as Valka
Gerard Butler as Stoick
America Ferrera as Astrid Hofferson
Djimon Hounsou as Drago Bludvist
 Five years after the Viking village of Berk has made peace with the dragons, dragons now live amongst the villagers as working animals and companions, and even take part in racing sport. Hiccup goes on adventures with his dragon, Toothless, as they discover and map unexplored lands and territories. Having come of age, he is being pressed by his father, Stoick the Vast, to succeed him as chieftain, although Hiccup remains unsure if he is ready for this responsibility.

While investigating a wildfire, Hiccup and Astrid discover the remains of a fort encased in a colossal ice formation and encounter a dragon trapper named Eret, who blames them for the destruction of his fort and attempts to capture their dragons for an insane conqueror called Drago Bludvist. The two riders return to Berk to warn Stoick about the dragon army that Drago is amassing, and Stoick orders the villagers to fortify the island and prepare for battle. Against Stoick's orders, Hiccup flies off with Astrid and they surrender themselves and their dragons to Eret so as to be taken to Drago in order to reason with him. However, Stoick, Gobber, and Berk's other dragon riders pursue and find them.

Stoick explains that he once met Drago and found him to be an unreasonable madman, but Hiccup refuses to believe that war is inevitable and flies off with Toothless. They are captured by a dragon rider named Valka, who is revealed to be Hiccup's long lost mother. She explains that she spent twenty years rescuing dragons from Drago's traps and bringing them to an island haven created out of ice by a colossal Alpha dragon called a Bewilderbeast, to whom all dragons answer. Stoick tracks Hiccup to the island where he discovers that his wife is still alive. Simultaneously, Astrid and the other riders kidnap Eret to find Drago, but they are also captured and Drago learns of Berk's dragons.

Drago and his army lay siege to Valka's sanctuary, where he reveals that he has his own Bewilderbeast to challenge the Alpha. A titanic battle ensues between the two Bewilderbeasts in a fight for control over all dragons on the island. Drago's Bewilderbeast emerges victorious and seizes control of all the dragons, including Toothless. Hiccup tries to persuade Drago to end the violence, but Drago orders him killed as well. Toothless, under the influence of the new Alpha, approaches Hiccup and fires a plasma blast. At the last instant, Stoick pushes Hiccup out of the way, and is hit instead, killing him instantly. Drago leaves Hiccup to his fate and, riding Toothless, leads his now larger army to destroy Berk. Stoick is given a ship burial and Hiccup, now filled with regret at the loss of his father, decides that he will fly back to Berk to defend his people and live up to his father's legacy.

The dragon riders ride baby dragons, which are immune to the Bewilderbeast's control, and arrive at Berk after the Alpha had already attacked the village and taken control of the dragons there. Hiccup confronts Drago and a brainwashed Toothless while the other riders work to distract the Bewilderbeast. Drago again orders Toothless to kill Hiccup, but Hiccup succeeds in disenchanting Toothless. Drago then orders the Alpha to shoot the pair, and the Bewilderbeast successfully encases them in a large blast of ice, seemingly killing them. His victory is short-lived, as Toothless, now glowing with plasma, blasts away the ice, revealing that both he and Hiccup are unharmed. Toothless challenges the Alpha and repeatedly fires plasma blasts at the Bewilderbeast. This frees the other dragons from the Bewilderbeast's control and all fire at it, severely injuring the colossal dragon until Toothless fires a final massive blast, breaking its left tusk.

Defeated, Drago and his Bewilderbeast retreat into the ocean as the villagers celebrate their victory. All the dragons acknowledge Toothless as the new Alpha dragon, and Hiccup is made chief of Berk by the village elder. The film ends with Berk being rebuilt with a statue of Stoick erected in his honor, and Hiccup doing his duties as chief, proudly declaring that while others may have armies and armadas, Berk has its own dragons.
 L² Scored: 9/10

L² Comment:
After 4 years, this nice animation is back for the sequence~ the character has grow big and so are the dragons. The graphic and story are much more better than the first movie and apparently there are more characters involved as well. Feel kinda excited when i see the dragon king appeared but more shock and exciting to see night fury has got its special power~ Hope there will be a 3rd movie coming up soon~

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Dragon Chronicles – The Maidens 新天龍八部之天山童姥

 Released Year: 1994
Directed by 钱永强 Chin Weng Keong

Casted by:
林青霞 Bridget Lin as 李秋水/李沧海 Shui & Hai
巩俐 Gong Li as 巫行云 / 天山童姥 Yun
张敏 Sharla Cheung as 阿紫 Chi
林文龙 Frankie Lam as 虚竹 Xu
Xiao Yao Zhi has 3 god sister which includes twins Shui & Hai and Yun. But Xiao Yao Zhi only fall for Hai and makes Shui jealous of her own twin sister; another hand Yun is having a lesbian love for Hai. To defeat the bad Qiu, mischievious Chi & honest Xu came for help and finally defeated him.
L² Scored: 6.5/10

L² Comment:
When i read the novel, the story of Wu Xin Yun always fancy me but it really does not explain much on it. But this movie it created the twins character and lesbinate relationship instead, how true issit? But definitely Chi & Xu's are different from the original novel, no wonder Kam Yung is not that happy with this movie...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Monga 艋舺

 Released Year: 2010
Directed by 鈕承澤 Doze Niu

Casted by:
阮經天 Ethan Juan as 何天佑(和尚)Monk
鳳小岳 Rhydian Vaughan as 李志龍 Dragon
趙又廷 Mark Chao as 周以文(蚊子)Mosquito
蔡昌憲 Tsai Chang Hsien as 侯春生(白猴)Monkey
黃鐙輝 Huang Teng Hui as 黃萬伯 Po
Monga (now known as Wanhua District) is one of Taipei's districts. Mosquito and his friends have no illusions about the unwritten laws that prevail in this part of town: if you want to survive here, you’ve got to be stronger than your enemies.

Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, Monkey and A-po are all members of the "Gang of Princes". Mosquito is invited to join the gang after his chicken drumstick was stolen by a rival gang member on his first day at school in Monga. Mosquito and his friends soon begin to enjoy their gangster lifestyle and are planning to take over as top gangsters on the streets of Monga. But little do they know that there are others who are deeply jealous of their success.

Geta, one of Monga’s old triad leaders, sees it as his duty to teach these cheeky young upstarts the true laws of gangsterdom. And so Geta tells the youngsters about the legacy handed down by the city’s founders and the strict laws of a brotherhood which should always fight not just for territorial reasons but also to protect their honour.

But even Geta has no inkling of the storm that is about to hit Monga – a storm that will destroy the town’s traditional values and the vestiges of its glory. A new gang, bristling with an arsenal of handguns, is about to change forever the little world in which Geta and the "Gang of Princes" have made themselves at home.
L² Scored: 8.5/10

L² Comment:
A very nice Taiwan movie and it is the representative movie for Ethan Juan to won his first ever best actor award. The whole movie is nice, though a lot of time its speaking in Taiwanese language and i have kinda hard time to understand and i have to turn on the subtitle instead lol~ Love the friendship that has been bond between the 5 guys and the sadness that turn them into enemy. Not a bad movie, recommend all of ya to watch~

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Road Less Traveled 一路有你 2010

 Released Year: 2010
Directed by 趙崇基 Chiu Sung Kee

Casted by:
古天樂 Louis Koo as 許城亮 Leong
黃奕 Crystal Huang as 陸茵 Yin
莫文蔚 Karen Mok as陳詠珊 Susan
Leong is a Hong Kong truck driver who travel along China mainland. One fine night an accident happened and Leong cause Yin's husband dead in an accident and Yin was left alone pregnant. Leong feel guilty for what he did and kept helping her on many ways which create unhappiness moment with his girlfriend, Susan. Susan went to China to meet Yin and decided to break up with Leong. After 6 months, Leong went back and met Yin, both fall for each other and started off their relationship.
L² Scored: 8/10

L² Comment:
This is a very simple yet complicated drama + love story i should said... The way it happened between the characters seems quietly fast but however its powerful and i can simply feel the feeling spill between them~ lol... love the storyline and wouldn't mind to rewatch it :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2009 Lost Memories 2009 로스트메모리즈

 Released Year: 2002
Directed by Lee Si-myung

Casted by:
張東健 Jang Dong-gun as Masayuki Sakamoto
仲村亨 Toru Nakamura as Shojiro Saigo
金民铣 Seo Jin-ho as Oh Hye-rin
In 2009, the Korean Peninsula (Chosun) is still under Imperial Japanese rule and Japanese Bureau of Investigation (JBI) agents Masayuki Sakamoto and Shojiro Saigo thwart a hostage crisis at a museum in Keijo by a terrorist group known as the Hureisenjin. The exact motivation for the hostage situation is unknown, but during the investigation, Sakamoto discovers a museum artifact, a crescent-shaped rock known as the "Lunar Soul", found by one of the slain terrorists. After discovering a history of the Hureisenjin targeting the Inoue Foundation, a group founded around the artifacts collected by the second Resident-General of Korea, Sakamoto begins to suspect the Hureisenjin were attempting to steal the Lunar Soul, although both he and Saigo are puzzled as to why a terrorist group would put so much effort into stealing historical artifacts. The Hureisenjin ambush the convoy shipping the foundation's artifacts back to Japan and take the Lunar Soul. The terrorists confront Sakamoto and Saigo in a gunfight, where Sakamoto encounters Oh Hye-rin, the organization's female leader.

Sakamoto's questioning and accusations against the influential Inoue Foundation lead to him being thrown off the case, with the execution of Sakamoto's father as a traitor for aiding in a thwarted attack by the Hurisenjin on a cargo ship in Vladivostok in 1985 being cited by his suspicious superiors. Sakamoto pursues the investigation, traveling to Harbin to learn more about the Lunar Soul, and is then suspended from the JBI. That night, an unknown assailant murders Sakamoto's mentor, Takahashi, at his apartment and he is arrested for the crime. Sakamoto, however, escapes from the JBI with the help of Saigo, who vows to be his enemy the next time they meet.

A wounded Sakamoto stumbles into the Hureisenjin's hideout and Saigo is visited by the head of the Inoue Foundation, with both learning the truth: that they are living in an alternate timeline. In 2009, a large stone temple uncovered by a joint Chinese-Korean-Japanese archaeological expedition, is found to facilitate time travel, and its exploitation by the Japanese right-wing nationalist group Uyoku dantai, a man named Inoue travels back in time exactly 100 years, and prevents the assassination of Resident-General Itō Hirobumi on October 26, 1909. Itō's survival and Inoue's knowledge of future events allows for Japan, instead of being defeated with the other Axis Powers in World War II, to instead ally with the United States against Nazi Germany; The war ends in 1945, following the atomic bombing of Berlin (instead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). As one of the victorious powers, Japan becomes a military and economic superpower with a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council, with its colonial empire intact. Inoue goes on to become the second Resident-General of Korea and his descendants found the Inoue Foundation, which keeps knowledge of the altered timeline limited to only the highest levels of Japan's government. However, a Korean female researcher who followed Inoue and attempted to stop him becomes the founder of Hureisenjin and passes along the story of the truth of the altered timeline, with the hope that the original timeline can somehow be restored.

Knowing about the altered history, Sakamoto allies with the Hureisenjin, who have located the temple stone and are planning their final attack. However, the JBI raid their hideout and kill almost everyone before being wiped out by an improvised explosive. Carrying the Lunar Soul with them, Sakamoto and Hye-rin escape to a tanker ship where the Inoue Foundation's artifacts are being held. They find the temple stone and place the Lunar Soul in it, which activates in the middle of a gunfight with the JBI. Hye-rin is killed, leaving Sakamoto as the only person left to fix the timeline. Sakamoto sends himself to Harbin in 1909, but is pursued by Saigo, who wants to retain the current timeline (Saigo is warned that if the original timeline is restored, his wife's family will almost certainly die in the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima). Sakamoto wounds Saigo before heading to the railway station where the assassination is supposed to occur. He is about to stop Inoue from killing An, but Saigo once again confronts him. Sakamoto kills Inoue, then guns down Saigo to prevent him from shooting An; An then assassinates Itō, as in the original timeline. Later, Sakamoto is seen planting explosives to destroy the temple stone, when Hye-rin walks up to him. It then becomes clear that she was a female Korean researcher in the original timeline, who had followed Inoue when he travelled back in time. Although this Hye-rin (as opposed to the Hye-rin in the alternate timeline) and Sakamoto have never met, they immediately form a special bond.

Back in 2009, it becomes clear that the original timeline has been restored, and at the Independence Hall of Korea, a young boy Sakamoto had met in the alternate timeline sees numerous pictures of Korean heroes and leaders, including one of Sakamoto and Hye-rin together smiling.
L² Scored: 8/10

L² Comment:
A bit of confusing when i start to watch this movie which i never watch before. I always thought that this movie was shown in 2009 but actually it was 7 years back in 2002. The story is kinda interesting and when i realize what they are talking about, it attracted me more into the movie. A nice movie, but its kinda heavy as well, lol~