Starring Lee Byung-Hun, Ha Jung-Woo, Don Lee
Directed by Lee Hae-Jun & Kim Byung-Seo
Calamity porn meets geopolitiking in this exciting actioner which pairs Ha Jung-Woo and Lee Byung-Hun for the first time. They play an explosive specialist and a double agent, respectively, tasked to stop a volcanic eruption from destroying the Korean Peninsula — by nuking it.
But first, they must steal the WMD from the North Koreans. It’s Armageddon meets Dante’s Peak! Between the devastation and shoot-outs, Lee and Ha bring humour and pathos to their mismatched partnership while Don Lee offers levity in the atypical role of a nerdy geologist. Beneath the epic wreckage lies a hopeful message of reconciliation and restoration. (***)
Photo: Encore Pictures