It’s time for another edition of What We’re Watching. This time we’re watching the the 2020 South Korean martial arts epic The Swordsman.
Before we go on it should be known we’re huge fans of martial arts films here at The Flickcast. Some of us go way back with them. That said, The Swordsman one of our favorite new martial arts films to come out in the last ten years.
Featuring a compelling cast, great production design and cinematography, amazing fight action and an emotionally engaging story The Swordsman delivers. Here’s more on what the film is all about (via Wikipedia):
“During the chaotic period of Ming-Qing dynasty transition, after failing to protect and preventing the downfall of Gwanghaegun, Tae-yul, the best swordsman in Joseon, lives in seclusion with his daughter Tae-ok in the mountains. As Tae-yul’s eyesight begins to fail due to an old injury, Tae-ok seeks to find a treatment for him. When she is captured and taken away by slave trader Gurutai, Tae-yul is forced to raise his sword again in order to save her.”
Pretty cool, right? We sure think so. We also think you should watch this film, especially if you’re a fan of great martial arts action.
Check out the trailer for the film below. The Swordsman is now available on one of your favorite streaming service, probably for a fee (at least right now). Worth it.
The Swordsman features Joe Taslim (of the recent Mortal Kombat reboot), Jang Hyuk, Kim Hyun-soo and Jung Man-sik. It’s written and directed by Choi Jae-hoon.