Korean action cinema has seen a few highs and lows in the last decade, but its good to see some quality productions in a variety of genres getting attention in the West again.
Revenger stars Bruce Khan who
While the story is simplistic at least it tries to be different by setting it on a remote island, shades of Battle Royale, and with no guns available
The problem is that you don’t really get to know them well enough to really care, the fight scenes are very well choreographed and edited but after the first hour you just become numb by it all. Bruce Khan has definately got a lot of talent and has served his time as a great stuntman, but its a shame he doesnt really get to do much else apart from the action, the back story is quickly explained and although you see his motivation it not enough to really get you involved.
The fights are brutal, gory and thankfully free of wirework, although the CGI blood can be a bit distracting at times. Some injection of humour at certain points does not really work, although that may be a cultural issue.
If you want a no-nonsense kick-ass film, then
6 out of 10
Revenger can currently be seen on Netflix