Gehenna: Where death lives, (2018 TV MA) It is a pretty good scary movie and it has all the features of a grade A movie, including some good stars that have walk-on roles at the beginning of the film. I am guessing it is so people think it will be better than it is. The special effects were great for this film, the dialog was believable and the story line was different. I thought the acting was pretty good as well as the photography, although most of it is filmed in a bunker, which gives its own lighting problems for the light men and photographers.
This has several essentials, Karma for one, people from your past that haunt you, a time shift feeling (not time travel) Overall this was a great film.
I gave it 3 out of 5 stars, and you probably want to know why. I see things with logic, and several scenes although good were not very logical nor were they explained. For horror lovers, this is a movie to see
Illang: The Wolf Brigade is a South Korean film based on a Japanese animation show. It was released on July 25, 2018. It is a science fiction action film which takes place in 2029 when North and South Korea plan to unite but, due to economic factors, are dissuaded by a group called The Sect. A special police force is set up to dismember the group and as a backup to the National Police Force.
Dong-won Gang (Im Joong-kyung) is a member of the Wolf Brigade, as the special unit is called, but when he is involved in a massacre of some school girls, he develops PTSD. After freezing on an assignment, a rival department uses him as a scapegoat. He falls in love with the sister of a Sect member (Lee Yoon-hee) who, unknown to him, is also a member of The Sect and an informer to the rival department. There is plenty of action and blood, but the film is 2 hours and 19 minutes long. Gang and Hyo-Joon’s relationship is the one thing that slows the film down. This could have been better developed which might have cut some time from the movie.
The fight scenes were good, but the armor for the members of The Wolf Brigade gave the movie its anime feel. I admit the acting was decent, but the story line needed work. There were slow parts that dragged the film down. I will give this 3 stars for the action scenes alone.