“The Drug King” was a film I saw as I waited for The DaVinci Code to be released. As a huge fan of the first two films, I knew that I was going to be thrilled by this one. I thought someone who had not seen the two previous films would be a good person to review it. It’s sometimes difficult to find something fresh in a theatre filled with action, dramas comedy flicks, thrillers and other genres. In this case however, The Drug King is a fantastic option. It is a compelling story, excellent acting, and some truly bizarre creatures.
The story is set in Japan in the present day and the hero Hidehiko Yamane, is the protagonist. He is an untried Japanese man who transforms into an incredibly powerful and brutal drug lord. The acting is superb throughout and there’s a compelling storyline in all. But it is so frequently lost in hitting upon the same old, overused characters, a lack of plot developments, and boring twists. If this film wanted to stand out from the action-packed movies of the summer, it would benefit from a stronger plot and more unique characters.
Instead, the film plows through the action as it’s designed to do: with little to no build-up. There aren’t any vibrant characters, no strange locations, no vibrant costumes there is no Chinese mysticism or martial arts rites. The action scenes are monotonous, and the only things that seem to change from scene to scene are Kim’s hairstyles and her clothes. The film is filled with too many uninteresting scenes and boring activities. From the drug lord’s machinations to the victims of his crimes, to the obligatory police meetings and inter-office politics, the movie pretty much revolves around the trade in drugs, and the only other thing that differs from scene to scene is the uniform colors the people wear.
Doo-sam is the star of the film. Doo-sam plays Kim, the brilliant drug lord who is able to become a powerful figure on the Korean peninsula. ดูหนัง hd He is a brilliant strategist and an intelligent man. He is also an expert planner and ambitious planner. He is an expert at manipulating, and will make use of the power of fear to accomplish his goals and goals. He also is a lover of Onmyo (Choi Hong-Sul) and wants to protect her. The film explores how power corrupts and the reasons why loyalty matters more than wealth in a country controlled by the drug trade.
However, Kim is also a determined and brutal criminal whose past is kept from Onmyo. Kim is angry over the disappearance of her husband and suspects that he is involved in the drug trade. Doo-sam also competes with Bum-shing, a drug lord who wants to manage the lucrative drug industry. The police find out that Kim and his group have also arranged an informal meeting to discuss the Chinese drug Yoojung, the lord of the drug.
When the Chinese learn that Doo-sam and Yoo-jung are in a relationship they attempt to stop them, but are defeated by the good officers of the Korean National Police Force (KNPF). Soon they discover that Doo-sam’s men also kidnapped and snatched the KNPF chief’s daughter to their secret hideout. This prompts the KNPF to enter the compound and rescue the girl. Doo-san learns that the drug king has powerful weapons and decides to fight to fight the Koreans. The movie ends with a shootout between the NPF and Doo-san’s goons.
This film depicts the lives of two different characters which highlight the ever-changing cultural milieu in Korea. The first scene shows the drug king and his gang enjoying a barbecue as the helicopter hovers over. The Chinese restaurant in the background showcases their traditional Chinese meals while Doosam and Yoo-jung eat together for dinner. It is interesting 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. Although the movie has many action scenes, it is mostly a story of two different characters who to be caught in the middle of an ongoing power struggle. Many films have a similar plot structure and the storyline was not as complicated as I thought it would be for it was not written as screenplay. Overall, it is an acceptable film from Korea however, it’s not as good as other favorites , like the Replacements and Meet the Parents.