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5 months ago
Disclaimer: This is a superrrr #latepost ✌
So. I first learned about the Hashima Island (or the infamous Battleship Island) through a Korean variety show called Infinity Challenge when the show launched the "I.C. Delivery" project where the members of the show travelled around the world to deliver homemade foods for Koreans who are living overseas, especially cooked by the family of the person the foods were being sent to, to commemorate the 70th Liberation Day of Korea. It was meant as a surprise for the Korean expats but little did the members know that the surprise was on them. Hashima Island was featured there and the stories shared by the few Koreans who survived the war that brought them to the infamous island and put them into forced labor was disheartening and devastating. It was a shock to the core to learn about the cruel injustice they went through. So when I found out that a movie will be made in honor of those who lost their lives in the "Battleship Island" during the WW2 I told myself that I would watch this film no matter what.
The verdict? Well, it was not for the faint-hearted. I mean, the violence was just straight-up mad. I am not really a fan of those kinds of scenes but I thought those were included in the film to serve a purpose and told myself to look at the bigger picture. It helped a lot because I finally understood the lesson that the film was trying to convey: freedom was never given for free. It was hard-earned and hard-fought that we should never for once take it for granted.
I couldn't honestly believe the film was given bad reviews by film critics and I wouldn't possibly understand their way of thinking but for me, I would give this film a thumbs up! I mean, a secret like this should not be kept a secret at all. Thank you #BattleshipIsland for revealing the truth about the Korean forced labor and the suffering happened there and we should not kept mum about it especially when Japan is still claiming that it did not happen at all. How rude.
Anyway, if you still haven't watched the film, I suggest you read about the Hashima Island and the Uttoro Village online first so you can fully appreciate it and watch it well 😊 #moviereview