Friday, 17 May 2013

Movie Review: Masquerade (Originally - Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King)

Masquerade is an emotionally engaging, spectacularly entertaining, surprisingly inspirational South Korean period drama film, with a wonderfully written script that has a captivating mix of comedy and drama elements, with finest acting performance from its lead actors.

The light-hearted tone during the 1st half of the film managed to provide genuine laughs to the audience, where some of the humor are subtle but amusing. Surprisingly, we get to see some affectionate and touching dramatic scenes that genuinely captivates our feelings throughout the film. Not to mention, we get to observe the daily proceedings of the Korean's royal court in the past in detail as well.

In my opinion, it is the best South Korean historical/period drama I've seen that's done with a heart and truly delivers. A definite must watch!

Rating: 9.5/10

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