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WWF Fan: “Don’t See D-Wars”

September 19th, 2007 . by Gerry-Bevers

Notice in the photo below the placard that reads: “Don’t see D-wars.” The movie must really be bad if a professional wrestling fan thinks it is fake.

Korea’s Netizens are finally getting the bad news: “Americans think ‘Dragon Wars’ sucks.” Here is a Korean article that talks about how US moviegoers and movie critics are ripping apart “D-Wars” and calling it a big joke: LINK.

The following quote was written in a review of Dragon Wars on uKopia.com entitled “A disgraceful D-Wars” (부끄러운 ‘디-워’):

한국에서 800만명이 보았거나 6천만달러를 벌어들인 것이 중요한 것이 아니다. 한국에서 이런 영화를 그렇게 많은 사람들이 보았다는 것이 슬픈 일이다. 그것은 한국 관객들의 수준을 알려주는 척도이기 때문이다.  

“It is not important that 8 million people saw the movie in Korea or that it has made $60 million. It is sad that so many people saw this kind of movie because it is a measure of the level of the Korean audience.”

Koreans’ attempt to convince Americans to see “Dragon Wars” reminds me of two things. The first thing it reminds me of is a quote from Abraham Lincoln that begins, “You can fool all of the people some of the time….” The second thing that is reminds me of is of a story about a boy who thought it would be funny to cry “Wolf.” After being stung by Korean hype on Dragon Wars, I do not think many Americans will come running the next time Korean moviegoers cry, “Great movie.”


23 Responses to “WWF Fan: “Don’t See D-Wars””


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  2. comment number 2 by: General Tiger

    The only “good” thing about D-Wars is that it opened in so many theaters.
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    Let’s hope that next time, a quality movie gets that kind of treatmen.

  3. comment number 3 by: GarlicBreath

    The only “good” thing about D-Wars is that it opened in so many theaters.
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    Let’s hope that next time, a quality movie gets that kind of treatmen.

    WHy is that good. That just meant more people lost hard earned money because corean netizens posted fake movie reviews. Lets just hope that american theaters know better next time and avoid corean movies like the plague.
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    I predict that the theater owners will be in court to get the money promised them for opening with this steaming pile of kimuchi shit.

  4. comment number 4 by: kingka1004

    kinda sucks that no one will take korean films serious now. fkin korean pride. honestly, they should have pushed other films like oldboy, or some other sappy korean melodrama, and not this waste of celluloid.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=nc5glRNLQdw
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=elN5JyX3rvw

    k melodrama ahsssuhhh!!

  5. comment number 5 by: Phil2Musashi

    Yo Nin-niku Breath, do you realize that most theatres are actually paid to play a certain movie? Is this not the case with “D-Wars”?

  6. comment number 6 by: kjeff

    Gerry,
    Four and counting???

    After being stung by Korean hype on Dragon Wars, I do not think many Americans will come running the next time Korean moviegoers cry, “Great movie.”

    Can you tell me where this “Korean hype” was? Argh…the Korean netizens…I guess when other studios did it, that’s just called marketing. Or, I guess some people just genuinely thought that “Catwoman” was great. A sample from Yahoo user reviews,

    I just saw this movie even though most of the reviews that I’ve read have been bad ones. I loved it! I thought most of the visual effects were awesome and Halle did a great job at bringing Catwoman alive. Most of the reviews are using the excuse that Catwoman is not a good movie because it has no point, bad direction and bad acting but none of that is true.

    D-War was not screened before the critics prior to its release, and I’ve seen one trailer, from Yahoo, and several posters of the movie. And, I couldn’t find this “Korean hype” that drove “many American” to watch the movie. Actually, from the posters, unless you read the credits, you won’t know that it is produced by a Korean studio. Most Americans who “come running” to watch “Dragon War” probably did it because they were intrigue by the trailer. Was there a “Korean hype” in it? Something in the line of “Well, millions Koreans saw the movie in Korea, it must be good.” Again, if you just watched the trailer, there’s no way that you would know that it’s Korean, unless you are familiar with Korean traditional house’s outer wall, and hanbok(although the hanbok you can see the longest, 1-2 seconds, resembles more of a hanfu than a traditional hanbok). Where is this great “Korean hype”?

  7. comment number 7 by: Gerry-Bevers

    Kingga,

    Are the Korean movies you linked to supposed to be good ones? The first one you linked to, “Never Forever” had this quote:

    And if I get pregnant, I will pay you an additional $30,000.

    So let me try to understand this, a “white” woman wants to pay a Korean man more than $30,000 to get her pregnant, so that she and her “white” husband can have a half-Asian-white baby? Does that make sense?

    Wouldn’t it make more sense for her to pay me, a white guy, a fraction of that and her and her husband get an amazingly good-looking kid that they could claim they produced themselves?

  8. comment number 8 by: Gerry-Bevers

    Kingga,

    After watching the video clip, again, I realized that her husband seems to be Asian, too, so that part might make sense. However, would she really need to pay the guy more than $30,000 to get her pregnant?

  9. comment number 9 by: Matt

    However, would she really need to pay the guy more than $30,000 to get her pregnant?

    No, she could go to a sperm bank, where she can pay much less for a suitable donor with the exact profile she is looking for.

  10. comment number 10 by: GarlicBreath

    D-shit is now making about 120 a theater/4 shows a day=30 bucks a show. D-shit is storming America.
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    Like I noted a few times already, I suspect a few lawsuits when the theater companies don’t get the money they were promised for showing D-shit.

    Gerry,
    Four and counting???

    Funny, nationalistic wannabe coreans never get tired of talking about the so called “corean wave” but when you talk about a flop like D-shit they get upset.

    And if I get pregnant, I will pay you an additional $30,000.

    This sounds like some sort of corean fantasy. A white American woman (totally unobtainable to Coreans) wants a corean man and will actually pay him to screw her.
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    In the next scene a board of directors will ask the Corean man to take over the company with his anti-corruption drive and innovative original ideas.
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    The movie ends with a French couple pouring out fine wine for much better soju, while discussing how much french lovers can learn from kindly corean men.

  11. comment number 11 by: kjeff

    GarlicBreath,

    Like I noted a few times already, I suspect a few lawsuits when the theater companies don’t get the money they were promised for showing D-shit.

    A bit of advice, when you’re going to mislead anyone, don’t provide the source. Someone might actually do some due diligence…like this.
    I wonder if “Halloween” is facing similar lawsuits…at $110…LOL…
    .
    How old is GarlicBreath?
    or rather, how young is GarlicBreath? Anyone?

  12. comment number 12 by: Phil2Musashi

    Dude, I think all of us have met white women who will pay for a coloured baby at some point or another.
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    And Never Forever cleaned house at the Sundance Film Fest, and if it is a Korean fantasy, then note that it was a Korean (Korean-American?) woman’s fantasty (Gina Kim wrote an directed it).
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    And yes there are white women who have had all sorts of relationships with Korean men that range from dirty-kinky-no-strings-attached sex to loving-2.5 kid-white-picket-fence-with-a-kimchi- fermentation-shack-in-the-back commited marriages.
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    D-Wars looks like it sucks, but don’t hate for the sake of hate.

  13. comment number 13 by: GarlicBreath

    A bit of advice, when you’re going to mislead anyone, don’t provide the source. Someone might actually do some due diligence…like this

    I provided the same source in my comments here.

    D-shit is now making about 120 a theater/4 shows a day=30 bucks a show. D-shit is storming America

    Quit trying to mislead people. No wonder Mr Bevers doesn’t think you are honest. Neither do I.

  14. comment number 14 by: GarlicBreath

    Speaking of misleading….

    I wonder if “Halloween” is facing similar lawsuits…at $110…LOL…

    So far Halloween has made over 51,000,000.

    But more to the point Halloween was produced by Harvy Weinstein and MGM both of which are VERY VERY VERY well known.

    Dshit was produced by some nobody and a nobody distribution company. (freeshit realesing). Freeshit is the kickass distributor of such classics as:

    Steve Harvey’s Don’t Trip… He Ain’t Through with Me Yet!

    Why would 2270 theaters open with an almost unkonwn distributor and a totally unknown nobody corean dummy?
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    tsk tsk tsk.. caught lying again..no wonder Mr Bevers thinks you are dishonest.

  15. comment number 15 by: kingka1004

    Korean pride yo!!!! i just want to see the film because that chick from the departed is in it. han sekshi yuhja~~~ nam san?

  16. comment number 16 by: alec931

    gerry,
    Just wondering…….what is your point in making all these posts about D-War? I think most get your point: D-War, like all Korean things, suck. Do you want a cookie?
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    Seriously….I’m just really really curious.

  17. comment number 17 by: alec931

    gerry,
    I really think you need to go on a date or something. You seem really really bored (and bitter).

  18. comment number 18 by: jersey1004

    This sounds like some sort of corean fantasy. A white American woman (totally unobtainable to Coreans) wants a corean man and will actually pay him to screw her.

    I know of many white women who are married to Korean men. What are they? Lacking in judgement?

  19. comment number 19 by: kjeff

    GarlicBreath,

    Quit trying to mislead people. No wonder Mr Bevers doesn’t think you are honest. Neither do I.

    Gerry has lost all his credibility to me since he’s avoiding my request for clarification. From where I come from, when you make an accusation about someone, you’d better make sure you can back it up. And, he hasn’t. So, I don’t give a f*ck about what he think, and if your argument were sound, you don’t really need to borrow someone else’s name.
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    I can only guess how happy you were when you found out that, on average, “D-War” was making $120/theater for the day. Good job on the arithmetic, you make your math teacher very proud by the way. In your immature world, people pack the movie theater on Mondays and Tuesdays, so I guess you didn’t even bother to compare D-War’s average with other movies’ in the top 10.

    So far Halloween has made over 51,000,000.

    But more to the point Halloween was produced by Harvy Weinstein and MGM both of which are VERY VERY VERY well known.

    Dshit was produced by some nobody and a nobody distribution company.

    What??? When you made a mistake, obviously, the “manly” way would be to own it up, and if necessary, apologize. The “average” way, or what I call the Gerry’s way, would be to shut up, and hope no one remembers. But you my friend, is doing it the “grave digger” way, committing yourself to more things to pick apart. All I can say is…bravo, keep doing it.

  20. comment number 20 by: GarlicBreath

    Gerry has lost all his credibility to me since he’s avoiding my request for clarification. From where I come from, when you make an accusation about someone, you’d better make sure you can back it up.And, he hasn’t.

    You have avoided many many of my requests to “back up” what you wrote. You never had much credibility, at least not since you started posting your brand of corean chauvinism. Mr Bevers is spot on to question your honesty. You, are very dishonest in my opinion.

    When you made a mistake, obviously, the “manly” way would be to own it up, and if necessary, apologize. The “average” way, or what I call the Gerry’s way, would be to shut up, and hope no one remembers. But you my friend, is doing it the “grave digger” way, committing yourself to more things to pick apart. All I can say is…bravo, keep doing it.

    back to this again? This is where, you don’t comment on the topic, or my specific comments, you just pick a quote, and declare that you have totally destroyed my argument.

    jersey1004 Says:

    I know of many white women who are married to Korean men. What are they? Lacking in judgement?

    Jersey, I have no doubt that you can find some white women with corean men. As I said, that is the greatest corean fantasy (but white women don’t accept beatings so I suspect they mostly end in divorce). And Americans are not traind from birth to hate all other races, like coreans, so its more realistic that white women will marry out of their race. But suspect that many of the “corean” men are other Asians and Jersey just can’t tell the difference.

  21. comment number 21 by: HanComplex

    You have avoided many many of my requests to “back up” what you wrote. You never had much credibility, at least not since you started posting your brand of corean chauvinism. Mr Bevers is spot on to question your honesty. You, are very dishonest in my opinion.

    Be careful, GarlicBreath. The “dishonest” one might ask you to “back up” your opinions if he doesn’t like them. He might even suggest that it’s time for you to “move on” if you continue to think like that. hehehe 🙂

  22. comment number 22 by: GarlicBreath

    D-Shit update. The “corean blockbuster” is pulling in a whopping 63 bucks a day. that means about two tickets are sold per show. Probably to die hard corean nationalists like lil’al(J/K, lil’al, don’t cry).
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    I guess all that hype that the corean media put out, this movie didn’t pay off when the audience are free thinking people and not brainwashed nationalist corean drones.
    .
    ‘D-War’ Director Returns Home Triumphant

    Reminds me of another Corean hero Hwang Woo Suck and his

    his triumphant return home

  23. comment number 23 by: John.

    After being stung by Korean hype on Dragon Wars, I do not think many Americans will come running the next time Korean moviegoers cry, “Great movie.”

    Hmm.. actually, a lot of Korean people are saying that D-Wars sucks.. and it’s well-known that several movie directors criticize D-Wars and its director.. so I don’t really know if there’s a Korean “hype” on D-Wars.