Black Eagle (AKA R2B: Return To Base)

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Film info

Director: Kim Dong-won
Cast: Jung Ji-hoon (Rain), Yu Jun-sang, Shin Se-kyung, Kim Sung-su and Lee Ha-na
Cert 15, 110 mins, 2012

Taking a leaf from the Tony Scott 1980’s classic Top Gun, this high octane action film stars the K-Pop and film sensation Rain as a cocky fighter pilot who finds he has to stop a possible war.

Tae-hun finds himself transferred to a combat flying unit after a performing an unplanned and near fatal manoeuvre at an Air Show. On his first day he meets the unit’s top pilot, Cheol-hui and the two opposing attitudes, Tae-hun’s free spirit and Cheol-hui’s by the rules approach causes tension. Tae-hun also meets Se-yeong and falls head over heels for the female engineer. However Tae-hun’s impulsive and dangerous behaviour sees him being suspended just when a reconnaissance mission turns sour with the death of one of his friends and the disappearance of another. The teammates have to put aside their petty differences and band together to find their friend and stop a possible war.