For all its historical verisimilitude, "The Tiger" is likely not a film intended to be taken on a literal level; for one thing, its titular tiger is ascribed an incredible level of human-like intelligence. But as an exciting, oftentimes surprisingly moving parable about all those themes your 9th grade English teacher lectured you on - man vs. nature, man vs. self - it proves cracking good entertainment.
Hoon-jung Park's follow up to 'New World' couldn't be more different with this near epic tale of man vs. nature and his own mortality. At times the scripting feels like it may even be channelling Hemingway as man and prey (or vice versa) seem to understand and respect each other and their eventual destiny. Takes place during the Japanese occupation which adds another layer to this fine scripted entertainment.
Choi Min-Sik protagonista assoluto in quello che sembra un bizzarro incrocio fra "Revenant" e "Il Libro della Giungla". Tanti alti e bassi, tra la narrazione favolistica e un'inadeguatezza tecnica che fa a pugni con le mire da blockbuster (gli animali in CGI purtroppo non convincono affatto). Alla fine prevale la sensazione del "vorrei ma non posso" che spesso affiora nelle grandi produzioni coreane.