‘Roaring Currents’ Still Drawing Movie Goers
D-Bo , Aug. 25, 2014, 10:40 p.m.
The film "Roaring Currents" has attracted over 16 million viewers as of Sunday, fewer than four weeks after its release on July 30. The war movie, based on the story of Korean history's most astonishing military victory by Admiral Yi Sun-shin, has already become the most commercially successful film in Korea, breaking several new records.
The film revolves around the titular Battle of Myeongnyang circa 1597, regarded as one of legendary Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin's most remarkable naval victories, in which he led the only 12 ships remaining in his command to a heroic victory against an invading Japanese fleet numbering 330 vessels
It is the only film ever to be viewed by over 15 million spectators in Korea. A positive response from viewers continues to attract people of all ages, as the film is still enjoying explosive popularity nearly a month since its release.