From: Ontario, Canada
I know I saw it mentioned on these Forums before but I thought I would add my quick short review of this awesome film.
I really enjoyed this film. Now I am a huge Foreign Film Fan so it had an edge even before I started watching it,. but I absolutely loved it. Now barring some very staged dramatic scenes, it sure made for a very entertaining film. I am no WW2 Experts especially on the Japanese/Korean occupation so I still put some of my disbelief on hold and followed the story of teh 2 Main Characters. I still am perplexed on where and why and when the Japanese and Soviets engaged each other in Tank warfare (Russian side more so) during the early days of WW2, I thought they only fought each other or declared war like in 1944 or early 1945 but nonetheless they use it early on for this movie.
How they even got sent to a Russian Gulag camp all the way in the Ural Mountains or central USSR, survived and managed to meet over and over again is still a mystery to me. Even more is how they survived being shot by both sides during the take/defense of a Russian town plus is that they were not shot on sight by the German Wehrmacht when in an abandoned town as they could have looked like eastern Russian soldiers and not Japanese and Korean is beyond me?
Nonetheless the battle scenes are very good, very bloody and very dramatic, too much punching and fighting between the 2 main characters against each other in many many scenes also was a bit too much for me,
In the end though I found myself wanting to see more and more of what would happen to these 2 protagonist and found myself sitting back and saying, Finally a foreign war film worth seeing.
Just wondering if any of you can enlighten me on the historical accuracies or more so the inaccuracies of the film, plus your thoughts.
I am going to sit down next and watch the full 4.5 hours of "Warriors of the Rainbows"
It is much harder to think about doing something than actually doing it!