Mokpo the Harbor
Mokpo Harbor, Gangster’s Paradise” is a Korean Gangster Comedy, so right away there are certain things you can expect. As with the “My Wife is a Gangster” films and various others, 90% of the film will be played for laughs — that is, until the moment (always toward the end) when the filmmaker decides it’s time to get serious. At this point a movie that had resembled “Police Academy” will suddenly turn into “Scarface”, with the whole thing drenched in overly melodramatic moments only possible in Asian films. As with formulaic Hollywood schlock, the Korean Gangster Comedies have become so generic that they’re now nothing more than connect-the-dots filmmaking.
- Stars:Jae-hyeon Jo, In-Pyo Cha, Seon-mi Song, Byung-ho Son, Il-woo Kim, Ju-bong Gi, Seong-beom Hong, Kyeong-ho Jeong, Hie-jeong Kim,
- Director:Ji-hoon Kim,
- Writer:Ji-hoon Kim, Su-nam Lee, Hyeon Na (screenplay)
Mokpo Harbor, Gangster’s Paradise” is a Korean Gangster Comedy, so right away there are certain things you can expect. As with the “My Wife is a Gangster” films and various others, 90% of the film will be played for laughs — that is, until the moment (always toward the end) when the filmmaker decides it’s time to get serious. At this point a movie that had resembled “Police Academy” will suddenly turn into “Scarface”, with the whole thing drenched in overly melodramatic moments only possible in Asian films. As with formulaic Hollywood schlock, the Korean Gangster Comedies have become so generic that they’re now nothing more than connect-the-dots filmmaking. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Mokpo the Harbor torrent reviews
(us) wrote: A puff piece for a semi interesting guy but Myers adds a certain visual flair that makes it semi entertaining.
(gb) wrote: Former President Nasheed of the Maldives reminds me of Al Gore with his desperate plea to have carbon emissions reduced simultaneously...not just by small countries, but also by the biggest emitters including USA, China, and India. The difference between Nasheed and Gore is that Nasheed needs the carbon reduction due to the threat posed by global warming towards his low-lying island country of Maldives.He succeeded in getting all the big countries to sign a worldwide agreement, despite the fact that little could be seen in those countries' actions. This achievement alone makes President Nasheed deserve a standing ovation for what he has done, not just his country, but also for our planet.
(au) wrote: This type of film has been done before and in such a smarter, more visceral manner. I like the class jealousy angle but it was so surface-y it sort of felt like an afterthought. The performances were all pretty good though.
(ca) wrote: A versatile movie indeed, a bit fun, a bit romance, a bit education. All characters perform well, another credit to director Pang Ho Cheung.
(kr) wrote: Powerful documentary that brought me to tears several times mostly as the survivors are telling their stories, showing their tattoos or returning for the first time to the place where their families were murdered. It brings together and profiles several teenagers and holocaust survivors from different countries who then travel to Germany (and on to Israel) Traveling by bus the group retrace the steps of the survivors harrowing journey, from Auschwitz to Birkenhau, in the process visiting sites of great historic importance. The teens will be the last generation to hear the stories first hand and its an eye opening experience. I think some of the boys reactions were the most surprising, so shaken by viewing the crematoriums and in particular the room of human hair or seeing the mountain of shoes- each representing a life that they can barely hold it together. The (silent) march itself takes up very little time within the doc but is a fantastic idea, it held a feeling of power as well as remembrance. I visited Buchenwald and it is an experience I will never forget, which is as it should be. Some subtitles. 7/27/14
(gb) wrote: It's a simple query, and a fun one to explore, yet only a temporarily compelling conflict for a feature-length film.
(de) wrote: I will watch anything with Werner Herzog in it.
(de) wrote: Better than expected!
(es) wrote: Wow -- we screened this one last night out of the "Women In Peril" box set and it's a keeper. File under: so bad, it's delicious. Probably 1 star for the movie, 5 stars for our own MST3K commentary...
(us) wrote: La realidad del caso es que nadie crea historias fantasmagoricas como los japoneses.
(mx) wrote: Bond films can be silly, it seems to be a trademark of the series and can be fun but there is a difference between silly and stupid and unfortunately this one crosses into the latter. The plot is ludicrous, all over the place and the villains scheme way too complicated and idiotic to do anything but roll your eyes at. What really irritated me though was the female SPECTRE agent in her attempt to kill Bond... it was so outrageously stupid that it cast a negative mood over the rest of the film that was dumb enough to begin with. The actions of the others didn't exactly impress me either. How they ever manage to get such schemes off the ground without blowing themselves up is beyond me.Also it is unfortunate that the Bond girls went back to being worthless (two Japanese ones here imo) and neither could act that well either. I was hoping to see more intelligence like was in Goldfinger but I suppose that is asking too much for the 1960s.