Director: Kim Han-min
Notable Cast: Kim Yoon-seok, Baek Yoon-sik, Jung Jae-young,
Heo Joon-ho, Kim Sung-kyu, Lee Kyoo-hyung, Lee Moo-saeng
I will go out on a limb and say it right away: Noryang:
Deadly Sea is perhaps the best of the Admiral Yi Trilogy.
It's got the emotion and melodrama that helped push the first film along, and
it takes the more war-driven elements of Hansan and pushes the
envelope even further. This is one brutal and sprawling conclusion to Yi's epic
naval battle journey, as told by director Kim Han-min.
It's been nine years since the initial theatrical release
of Roaring Currents, and the finale here is worth the wait. We see
a filmmaker entirely in touch with his material, and the passion on display is
felt in every frame. The sense of scale, the thundering score, the visuals,
everything fires on all cannons (pun intended). Noryang takes
a nearly decade-old franchise and pushes it into the stratosphere of