War of the Arrows (Hangul 최종병기 활; Hanja: 最終兵器 弓; RR: Choejongbyeonggi Hwal; MR: Choechongp'yŏngki Hwal) is a South Korean historical action film starring Park Hae-il. This film was released on August 11, 2011. The film is about a archer who risks his life to save his sister from slavery under Prince Dorgan's rule. The film won four awards in 48th Daejong Awards to Best Actor for Park Hae-il and Best New Actress for Moon Chae-won.
International audiences of Korean cinema are well aware that South Korea has the potential to match the best Wuxia out there. This has been proven time again with films that display remarkable swordplay action that matches the best Chinese martial arts films and Japanese Jidai Geki films. Director Kim Han-Min tries something different and yet so familiar with the film “War of Arrows” (Choechongp'yongki Hwal). It blends elements of a historical adventure while re-defining the action … more
Without a doubt, WAR OF THE ARROWS is one of the finest period ‘actioners’ I’ve seen in years; in fact, the last time I remember being this excited about a period adventure piece was probably CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. It’s technically accomplished on a level with the best films that the cinema has to offer audiences. I understand from some of my reading on the film that WAR made buckets of money at the box office, and it’s not hard to … more