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Film Review: The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure (2022) by Kim Jeong-hoon

Film Review: The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure (2022) by Kim Jeong-hoon

Back in 2014, period adventure comedy “The Pirates” released to much admiration from the public, becoming the third highest grossing feature of the year. Even today, it sits comfortably in the top 30 highest grossing Korean films of all time at the domestic box-office. As a result, conversation of a follow-up had always been on the table, but several reasons, including leading pair Son Ye-jin and Kim Nam-gil’s refusal to return to the high waters, meant that the sequel couldn’t materialise until now, when producers decided to change tracks with an all new director, new characters and cast to bring us “The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure”. After being the first to cross 1 million admissions in Korea this year and to date being the highest grossing Korean production on 2022, it is now streaming worldwide exclusively on Netflix.

Leader Woo Moo-chi, self-proclaimed Greatest Swordsman in Goryeo, and his group of merry

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