“The Drug King” is a film I saw while sitting in a theater waiting for the new release of The DaVinci Code. As a huge fan of the first two films, I knew I was going to be thrilled by this one. I figured that someone who had not seen either of them would be an ideal person to review the film. In a theater full of action, thriller thrillers, drama and comedy films it’s sometimes difficult to find something that isn’t popular. In this case, The Drug King makes an excellent choice. It has a captivating plot as well as great acting and some truly bizarre characters.
It takes place in Japan today and the hero Hidehiko Yamane plays it. He is an untried Japanese man who transforms into an incredibly powerful and brutal drug lord. The acting is flawless and the story is captivating. It’s often lost in the monotonous, overused characters, missing plot developments, uninteresting twists. This film would have a better plot, more original characters, and better acting in order to stand out against the other action-filled movies that are currently in the summer.
Instead, the film plows through the action like it’s intended to do: with little or no building up. There aren’t any brightly colored characters, strange locations, bright costumes, Chinese mysticism or martial arts rituals. Kim’s hairstyle, clothes and facial expressions are the only thing that appear different from scene to scene. The film simply has too many boring scenes and boring activities. The story revolves around the drug trade from the drug lord to his victims, through the obligatory police meetings and inter-office politics. The only thing that is different from scene to scene is the colors of the uniforms.
The main character in the film in the film, aside from Kim Dongcheon (Chin Na-young), is the actress Doo-sam. Doo-sam is Kim, the brilliant drug lord who is able to become a powerful figure on the Korean peninsula. He proves to be a brilliant tactician and a extremely intelligent man and is also an accomplished planner and ambitious planner. He is a master of manipulating and plans on using the power of fear to achieve his goals and goals. But, at the same time he loves his daughter, Onmyo (Choi Hong-Sul) and wants to defend her. The film explores the subject of power corrupts and why loyalty is more important than wealth in a nation that is ruled by the drug industry.
Kim is also a brutal, ambitious gangster whose history is hidden from Onmyo. She is extremely upset because her husband has disappeared and she suspects him of involvement in the drug trade. On the other side, Doosam has a rival in drug lord Bum-shing who wants to control the lucrative drug trade. When the two battle it out on the turf of the drug trade and the police are able to discover that Kim and his associates have also set up an interview with Yoo-jung, the Chinese drug Yoo-jung, the lord of the drug trade.
หนัง เจ้าพ่อ The Chinese discover that Yoo-jung and Doosam are meeting. They try to stop them, but are defeated by officers of the Korean National Police Force. Soon they discover that Doo-sam’s goons also kidnapped and taken the KNPF chief’s daughter to their secret hideout. The KNPF decides to go after the compound and rescue little girl. Doo-san finds out that the drug king also has powerful weapons and decides against the Koreans. The movie ends with Doo-san’s goons pursuing the NPF.
The film depicts the lives of two different characters, which reveals the changing environment of culture in Korea. The opening scene shows the drug king and his goons enjoying a barbecue as a helicopter hovers above. The Chinese restaurant in the background showcases their long traditional Chinese meals while Doo-sam and Yoo-jung sit together for dinner. It’s interesting to note that the choppers in background are actually Korean helicopters, which are used in military operations.
This movie is not intended for people who enjoy action sequences or superheroes. The movie is filled with action sequences, but it’s about two characters who are in the middle a power struggle. A lot of films follow a similar plot structures and the storyline was not as complicated as I thought it would be because it was not written as a screenplay. Overall, it is a decent movie from Korea however, it’s not as good as other favorite films like the Replacements and Meet the Parents.