Lee Byung-hun is one of the best actors out there, he gives it his all every time. Here he plays an uncompromising enforcer who, while on a mission to see if his boss’s girlfriend is cheating on him, finds out that there is beauty in life. This causes a moment of weakness, and because of that he is beaten and almost killed (though it is his hostile acts to rival crime gangs that are the reason for his initial capture). And then the revenge half of the story begins.
I was kind of worrying that the ending would be disappointing, but thankfully it wasn’t. The final fight was very satisfying and Byung-hun’s reflection at the end was enthralling.
The fight scenes throughout are beautifully choreographed and appropriately bloody and brutal.
There isn’t much else to say, it’s definitely worth watching.