Hansan: Rising Dragon

2022 [KOREAN]

Action / Drama / History / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 91%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 683

Plot summary

September 04, 2022 at 07:44 PM


Han-min Kim

Top cast

Hae-il Park as Yi Sun-Shin
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1.17 GB
Korean 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 9 min
P/S 12 / 471
2.16 GB
Korean 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 9 min
P/S 13 / 626

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by yooniverse 7 / 10

Beautiful reenactment of one of Admiral Yi's naval campaigns

While it's not Yi Sun Shin's greatest naval victory, it is nevertheless a significant event in Korean history. The sea battle is beautifully depicted, though conflating details from his other naval battles, it still gets some key facts right, and about the famous turtle ships and Korean and Japanese fighting tactics. More importantly, you get a different look than the western navies that relied on sail and wind.

The movie feels a bit rushed at the start to set the stage. When you have a movie about a naval battle, I can understand that you can't spend a lot time on the buildup of events leading up to it, but it could be confusing for non-Koreans who did not grow up learning about it in school. There are of course also lots of manufactured drama, but that's to be expected--this is not a historical documentary.

This is the prequel to "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" (2014), which depicts Yi Sun Shin's most famous victory at Myeongryang Strait some five years after the events in this film.

Reviewed by piridara 10 / 10

Full review of the movie

The film was excellent and professional in terms of direction And In terms of filming and special effects, it is done in such a way that one cannot tell the difference between reality and design Considering that the Admiral's story has been made in other series and movies and it is almost a repeated script, nevertheless, the making of the movie was very interesting and exciting.

Also, the movie was designed very well in terms of the beginning of the story and the end of the story, and it was in such a way that the person who watched the movie was not left without answers about anything, that is, it was not confusing.

Reviewed by seungdeokseo 10 / 10

Breathtaking film

I have been waiting for this movie for 8 years and I have to say I got what I wanted. The introduction of the movie was done well especially the opening battle. It showed naval warfare from a perspective different from that of the Europeans. The costumes and the sets of the movie was able to show what it would truly have looked like at that time. I find this movie unique in that there are simply not that many movies out there that show the samurai from this perspective which is that of an antagonist, and instead most of the movies seem to show the samurai as these incredibly heroic beings. The climax was simply incredible with the turtle ships destroying the invading ships. It gave a sense of excitement and a sense of anxiety.

The movie had a nice soundtrack that went well with movie overall. I'd rate it a 9/10.

Pumped and saddened for the last movie of this trilogy which will mark the great generals death...

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Daniel_Clyde86 profile
Daniel_Clyde86 September 20, 2022 at 02:19 pm

anyone redownloaded it and found sub fixed? this movie is great.. love korean movies from the Philippines..

flashthunder78 profile
flashthunder78 September 08, 2022 at 10:48 am

hope it will have the good copy next month

Luciano1999 profile
Luciano1999 September 08, 2022 at 01:57 am

Spanish subs?!

wdm81 profile
wdm81 September 08, 2022 at 01:16 am

Pretty good bio pic, I loved the scene where they came up with the lyrics for MMM Bop... 5 Stars!

thankyoufreeman profile
thankyoufreeman September 07, 2022 at 05:42 pm

Get used to the face on the movie poster thumbnail..... that's his only face.

lurkan456 profile
lurkan456 September 07, 2022 at 12:29 pm

Just how many times are they gonna make a movie about Yi Sun Sin?

Digitalwolf profile
Digitalwolf September 07, 2022 at 07:40 am

I took Korean Language and Culture when I was stationed in Seoul. This is a real/true story. I usually don't enjoy subtitle movies, but this looks badassed! Looking forward to it. Very cool.

error404face profile
error404face September 07, 2022 at 03:50 am

@dana_m why would he be in this film? pretty stupid comment

alyshazly profile
alyshazly September 06, 2022 at 02:15 pm

Ghost of Tsushima rip off lol

ossan profile
ossan September 06, 2022 at 11:27 am

Wish they hired real Japanese actors who could speak Japanese. And those ships are flying at 50 mph...rowing!

dana_m profile
dana_m September 06, 2022 at 09:16 am

Come on, Where is Bruce willis in this movie?

thankyoufreeman profile
thankyoufreeman September 06, 2022 at 06:02 am

This movie made me laugh and laugh and laugh. Its a comedy for me.

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dothackjhe September 06, 2022 at 03:20 am

The movie is dubbed in Korean mainly and some Japanese in areas where there are Japanese/Japanese-esque actors.

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cocbizxyx September 06, 2022 at 12:23 am

Good movie it was interesting.

High_roller305 profile
High_roller305 September 05, 2022 at 09:48 pm

Are they speaking English?

vasylica profile
vasylica September 05, 2022 at 08:58 pm

Why can,t I watch it online ?

asian_lion profile
asian_lion September 05, 2022 at 10:58 am

Korean nationalism against Japanese imperialism... However, what we see now is Korean imperialism in Asia as the ROK tries to assert their influence over Asian culture.

BrideOfCheekyBugger profile
BrideOfCheekyBugger September 05, 2022 at 08:21 am

Now THAT was worth watching! Thanks Freeman! :)

Bungleby_Joyce profile
Bungleby_Joyce September 05, 2022 at 04:18 am

That was REALLY good! Very impressed by the film overall and the FX were superb! :) 8 out of 10 easily!

ossan profile
ossan September 05, 2022 at 01:31 am

All the ships, powered by rowing oarsmen seem to move at 60 mph. Typcal of the current South Korean films aimed at inceasing "nationalism", dubious historical accuracy as one would expect. The Japaneselines spoken by the Korean actors is really really bad. Otherwise visually enjoyable and lots of action and fun to watch.

Godpk11 profile
Godpk11 September 04, 2022 at 08:57 pm

The similar movies suggestions crack me up.

Avenger77 profile
Avenger77 September 04, 2022 at 08:45 pm

english please

kd_techniques profile
kd_techniques September 04, 2022 at 08:36 pm

seems good.