South Korean film director Shim Hyung-Rae has an idea that’s downright dangerous.
A South Korean movie director has offered his “blockbuster” film to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il for free as a gift to mark an impending summit — if children in the Stalinist state can see it too.
Shim Hyung-Rae, director of “Dragon Wars: D-War,” said he was willing to make the fantasy film one of the gifts to be taken by South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun to Pyongyang next month for a summit with reported cinema buff Kim.
“I will send the film to the North for free but I hope Chairman Kim Jong-Il should not have it to himself but allow North Korean children to see it as well,” Shim was quoted as saying in Moneytoday, an Internet news portal.
I saw Dragon Wars a day or two after it opened. It’s bad. Aggressively bad. North Korea has just suffered yet another storm after yet another flood and is run by one of the nuttiest tyrants on the planet. It does not need to add to all of that misery, a film that makes the 1998 Dean Devlin Godzilla look like Gone with the Wind.