Movie Review : Soar Into the Sun (2012)
Good news for all you Rain (Bi) fans!
He’s back in action, in the new 2012 blockbuster movie Soar into the Sun!
Short synopsis :
A South Korean Elite Black Eagles Air Force pilot Tae-hun finds himself transferred to a combat flying unit after a cocky, unplanned, and dangerous air show demonstration. On the first day of his transfer to F15K, he meets Cheol-hui, the unit’s own top gun.
Tae-hun is free-spirited, whereas Cheol-hui plays by the rules, and the two come into conflict almost immediately. However, Tae-hun quickly befriends his other colleagues: Dae-seo, Yu-jin, and Seok-hyeon.
He also falls in love with Se-yeong, who is in charge of maintenance. Tae-hun continues his free-spirited ways and his antics get suspended from duty. Then one day, reconnaissance mission turns into an unexpected incident, ending in Dae-seo’s untimely death and Seok-hyeon’s disappearance.
Initially blaming Cheol-hui for the tragedy, he and Tae-hun eventually come to an emotional understanding. Now the F15K make preparations to stop a war and rescue their missing comrade.
Rain as the main character of the movie, Tae-hun.
Psst… there’s even a shirtless bit of Rain in the movie for all you fangirls!
I told you so!! Hee.
Se-yeong, the pretty lass in the movie who looks gorgeous without makeup.
I’ll be honest. I’m not a huge fan of Korean movies or dramas and I know nuts about fighter jets.
But this movie was fairly watchable, as there were elements that made it a typical Korean drama, which was it supposed to be. I was once a die hard Rain fan though. I must say, his acting skills have improved since the Korean drama series, Full House!
The music played during the movie was nice too, some parts of the movie reminded me of a music video, actually. I also admired the creativity of how the movie was shot, at a few parts of the movie, like when Rain was riding on a motorcycle.
Overall, I’d say it’s just.. dramatic, the way it should be, despite having fighter jets and all. Haha! When it’s sad, it gets reaaally sad. When there was a funny scene, you could hear the giggles in the cinema.
My ratings : 6.5/10
This is a must-watch for Top Gun fans, Korean drama fans, and those of you who love Rain!
Catch it in cinemas, starting on the 8th of November 2012!