2009 Lost Memories
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While watching it, I was thinking considering what Korea when though in our time. Since 1909 they went though a tough Japanese occupation, a bloody civil war, have had two terrible communist dictators in the North, many military leaders in the South and a threat of major war with nukes now. Maybe this alternate future was better for Korea which is something this film should have tried to analysis.
Still it is a story. I did not find any characters interesting.
The acting was okay.
Some of the action scenes were good.
The filming reasonable.
Masayuki Sakamoto (Jang Dong-Gun) and Shojiro Saigo (Toru Nakamura) are two cops who are investigating the Korean terrorist organization Hureisenjin's latest exploits. Sakamoto is really Korean, although he works for the Japanese government; he couldn't care less about the Korean nationalist movements, that is, until this case, when something sinister seems to be lurking beneath the surface, and which the Japs seem to be trying to cover up.
To be really honest, the film has a good premise, but unfortunately somewhere along the line, it lost its promise and became, very merely, one megabuster which is interesting while it lasts but not very brilliant or bright in execution. Lee's direction became predictable as time went on, as does the plot once the central story became known midway through the 2-hour long film. There's some soppy melodrama going on as well, as well as a good-bad schism which favors the Koreans over their Japanese counterparts. All in all, if you are a Korean patriot, you may approve of the screenplay, but I for one find the melding of sci-fi and action ultimately unconvincing. But still, it isn't that bad a movie, although I won't say it's fantastic either. An ammo-laden film.
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Average at best. One of the few movies I've ever purchased that I had to force myself to sit through. Interesting concept but just wasn't executed in an engaging way.Published 13 days ago by R. Evans
Very enjoyable. Well-acted, good action, nice twists, good special effects, well-written. it would be nice if we could get more movies like this and The Host instead of the... Read morePublished on July 20, 2014 by SnowDog3000
I'll make it short and sweet. This was a really good movie. The english track was a plus. It was put together good and the plot kept me on my seat and the end was a twist. Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by J. Rebstock
First of all, either you will like the film "2009 Lost Memories" or you will not. The film reminded me a lot of Philip K. Dick's "THE MAN IN A HIGH CASTLE. Read morePublished on August 24, 2006 by Ernest Jagger
The course of Korean history has been damaged through time travel! That is the secret of the whole film. Read morePublished on June 20, 2006 by J. A. Norlin
Shortly after seeing Vincenzo Natali's CYPHER, I became aware of two other films that appeared to have been cut from a Philip K. Read morePublished on June 1, 2006 by Sheckie Green
Science Fiction is my favorite genre! I view, each, and every film with an open mind. There's a lot going on here about Korean hatred of Japan, which is based on historical events. Read morePublished on February 8, 2006 by Danny G.
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