TAIPEI (The China Post) – South Korean action thriller “Take Point,” starring Ha Jung-woo (“Along with the Gods”) and Lee Sun-kyun from the TV series hit “My Mister” was released in theaters across Taiwan on Dec. 28, much to the delight of local moviegoers.
The premiere, which was held on Dec. 24 with numerous celebrities, media pundits, and critics in attendance, had successfully raised expectations for the South Korean blockbuster. “I really felt like I was watching a Hollywood production,” a commentator said.
And he had a point. “Take Point” begins on the day of the U.S. presidential election in 2024, when Ahab (Ha) and his team of elite mercenaries embark on a secret CIA mission to abduct North Korea’s Armed Forces Minister in an underground bunker below the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
However, they get caught in the crossfire which causes tensions to escalate to the brink of World War III. With such an exciting plot and a great cast, there is little wonder that “Take Point” is one of the most anticipated blockbusters in South Korea and many countries in the region where the South Korean movie culture is extremely popular.
Ha Jung-woo and Lee Sun-kyun will be in Taiwan in early January to promote the film. To meet the expectations of their fans, several meetings will be held in Taipei and Taichung, according to Hualien International Media.
What’s more? To mark the release of their movie, Ha and Lee especially made a greeting clip for the Taiwan fans, saying “Merry Christmas! ‘Take Point’ will be out in Taiwan soon, please go see the movie and countdown to New Year 2019 with us!”
During the preview, plenty of celebrities arrived at the theater earlier and shared their thoughts and comments online after watching the movie. “It was like you are virtually in the film, which was super exciting. You shouldn’t really miss it,” one of them said.
“Ha speaking in English was really sexy and charming!” “It’s not an ordinary hero movie,” another one went on. “I was having butterflies in my stomach the entire time that I couldn’t even finish my popcorn!” she concluded.
By Nora Chang
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