Last night I settled down to watch ’71 into the fire’. I don’t normally like to watch war movies because I know what to expect – a lot of ugly crying on my part.
It’s about 71 untrained students who had been left by the military to protect a school, which was a key strategic point in keeping the North Korean forces at bay! The fact that this is also an event that actually happened makes this film even more poignant. I was a sobbing mess when the credits rolled. It’s a very good movie.
I watched this because I was curious to see how Top’s acting was. I’d only seen him in Bigbang’s hilarious drama parodies. However had Top not been in this movie, I still think it’s a must see. The story is really engaging and you’ll find yourself caring for all the characters.
That’s not to say that Top was terrible! Far from it. I initially I was skeptical about Top being able to play a school boy (and I was the same when I heard about his role in Alumni).
But he really managed to capture toughness, innocence and vulnerability all in one movie.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what he does next in his next movie ‘Alumni’!
However I hope to see him in a comedy one day! I think he’s got great comic timing. It would be nice to see him act in something which doesn’t involve him holding a gun.