The Tiger

2015

Action / Adventure / Drama

64
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 4,111

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Min-sik Choi as Kang-jae
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23.976 fps
139 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kluseba 8 / 10 / 10

You will end up rooting for the tiger's survival

The epic South Korean blockbuster ''The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale'' is a mixture of a historical drama and an action-adventure movie. To fully understand this movie, you have to be aware of the fact that the tiger is a symbol associated with Korean people and their resilience to keep their culture, identity and values alive despite the hardships this people has gone through and is still going through today. That's why the obsession of the Japanese invaders to exterminate the peninsula's last tiger is related to the fact that if they achieved that goal, it would mean that the resistance of the invaded country would finally be broken. This context also explains why many Koreans despise the Japanese, fear the consequences of the hunt and respect the tiger by calling him the Mountain Lord. Still, some of the Korean characters want to see the tiger dead as well for many different reasons: reputation, revenge and wealth among others. If the tiger were to die, it should at least die at the hands of a Korean hunter. The movie introduces us to three different groups that end up hunting the legendary tiger: Japanese soldiers, Korean hunters and the lonesome main character. Obviously, this philosophical movie doesn't only deal with the symbolism related to tigers but also touches profound topics such as dealing with forgiveness, honor and loss as well as family values. The story of the old hunter and the old tiger has a lot of parallels as well. The tiger almost seems human in this movie and one can somehow identify with the majestic beast. Most people will probably end up rooting for the tiger's survival. In my opinion, it's quite an achievement from the makers of this film to make us feel this way without making this movie too melodramatic. It also helps that the CGI of the tiger is surprisingly dynamic, majestic and realistic. Despite a lot of screening time for the true feline hero of this tale, the initial first impression never really lets go. In addition to this, the landscapes on and around Mount Jirisan are truly impressive. The calm camera shots that never shake unnecessarily, the rich classical soundtrack and the contrasting lighting techniques add to the atmosphere of the movie. I must also point out the numerous fight scenes between the tiger and his enemies. In contrast to the movie's overall rather calm pace, these action sequences aren't only fast and powerful but also quite gory without ever getting gratuitous. They make the tiger's desperate fight for survival even more realistic in my book. The acting performances are overall quite good. Main actor Choi Min- sik is authentic, entertaining and intense as always and proves once again that he is at least one of the very best contemporary Asian actors. I only thought that the villains of the story could have been a little bit more detailed, diversified and present in this film. The only other issue I have is the movie's slow-paced storytelling. This film could have been about half an hour shorter and it wouldn't have taken anything away from the character or story development at all. Patient fans of Korean cinema are already used to the smooth development but those who aren't familiar with this style might find the movie's introduction somewhat pointless, overlong or even boring and they might have a point this time. In the end, ''The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale'' is an atmospheric, epic and sophisticated film that mixes contemporary action sequences with slightly patriotic historical fiction and philosophical topics that never feel too dry. Fans of Asian cinema will like this release and it's definitely a welcome change to the hollow superhero movies in our Western world, so you might as well give this movie a fair try.

Reviewed by baaron 9 / 10 / 10

An old saying goes: a mountain can only have one tiger

...and what a grand Mountain Lord this one is. A magnificently CGI-ed tale of two families: human & tiger, and how the brutality of life atop the mountain doesn't detract from their interspecies bond of gratitude, agony, vengeance and ultimately, comprehension. Unlike Pi's tiger, this beautiful creature is at once awe-inspiring and pitiful, as the forest is ravaged by Japanese-led Korean troops in a vainglorious exercise to get obtain pelts of this fabled beast. The father-son relationship is raw and well-acted, as is the sad plight of the Korean hunters who are forced into a bind for the sake of their livelihoods. Strictly for feline lovers only -- dog people may empathize with the wolves instead.

Reviewed by Greenstar99 9 / 10 / 10

Good story with excellent use of CGI

First of all it's very hard to impress me when it comes to CGI movies and I hardly like CGI movies but this movie did a great job.The way Tiger's character was used in this film was very good.Its almost real and natural.Without a doubt Tiger looked impressive and am sure you will love this movie This movie is great not only because of CGI but because of story and acting.From action moments to emotional moments, this movie did a impressive job. This movie also reminded me of the movie called 'Dersu Uzala'.The main character from that movie is also kind of same like in this one and it was a great movie. I have seen and studied Tigers and I would like to share few facts about Tigers to you all- 1. A tiger's legs are so powerful that they can remain standing even when dead 2.Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are renowned for their power and strength. 3.Tigers have antiseptic saliva. 4.They have an amazing memory. 5.A tiger not only has striped fur but its skin is striped too. 6.Tigers live alone and aggressively scent-mark large territories (up to 100sq km in size) to keep their rivals away. 7.Tigers are good swimmers and often cool off in lakes and streams during the heat of the day. 8.One swipe from a Tiger's front paw is strong enough to smash a bear's skull and even break its spine.It will easily take off the man's face. 9.It is the 2nd largest brain of all carnivores, the largest being the brain of a polar bear. 10.Tigers can tell the age, gender, and reproductive condition of other tigers by subtleties in the smell of urine markings. 11.They may be big and heavy, but tigers are by no means slow movers. In fact, at full speed they can reach up to 65km/h 12. Every tiger in the world is unique - no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes. 13.Tigers have been known to imitate the call of other animals to successfully attract prey. 14.Tigers have the most powerful jaws of all cats.

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