By: LazerKim Yesterday some photos of explosive scenes from City Conquest filming were revealed as Kim Hyun Joong riding his motorcycle on a chase and a scene of two cars crash being exploded into a blast of flame. As we all know City Conquest is an action romance drama fold into one interesting plot. Little by little the production management reveals what had been achieved in its filming these past weeks at the location set. This is just the start in Japan as the filming continue its way to US, China, Myanmar, Switzerland, and Singapore.
While the photos of the explosive scene were revealed, there’s news caption that says “Will Kim Hyun Joong becomes the Next Generation of Lee Byung Hun?” Lee Byung Hun is the lead star of Iris in 2009 action drama, and incidentally the director of Iris Yang Yoon Ho is the same director of City Conquest in 2012. Some fans reacted of course, we want Hyun Joong to have his own identity. It’s just that in this news may have reminded us about Iris since the director for this drama and City Conquest is the same director Yang Yoon Ho.
Well honestly, I see an Asia Tom Cruise in Kim Hyun Joong, for me it’s like seeing a remake of Top Gun in Asian version!! I just remembered in one talk show Hyun Joong was saying, if he’ll be given a second chance to live again he would like to be Tom Cruise!! Well Hyun Joong definitely is a very young and handsome version of a Hollywood star. But of course in reality Kim Hyun Joong is somebody who is unique and exceptional that no matter how others may see him or even Hyun Joong sees himself, he will remain just one Kim Hyun Joong. A very special person in his own uniqueness in many aspects in real.
Kim Hyun Joong now turns to an action star and why not, with his handsome looks and manly physique, he has the ability to create a perfect character out of Baek Mir as the main character in this drama. The plot is based from the manga or comic book adaptation that it was said there may be a bit changes in the scenes in this drama. The drama production management may reveal some of the scenes that has already filmed but they said they definitely keep the plot secret! In short they will keep the anticipating audience curious over what is in store in this drama!!
So far what have we seen during the shooting of this drama? First we have seen Hyun Joong wearing a traditional Japanese costume, then we have seen him in geisha which really gives me the idea that somehow this drama has some funny scenes. It was said there were ninjas on the filming set, so for sure there will be martial arts fighting! And then it was after Hyun Joong concert on the 16th that the explosive shoots were filmed, it must a massive action which is just so exciting. And then yesterday somebody tweet that the wedding scene was filmed, then I would assume this must be happy romantic ending! I can’t help but laugh at my thoughts with what I am seeing out of the filming!!
Last Thursday it was said the Nikko Edo Wonderland was closed for public viewing, as the filming continues, about a hundred of extra cast were being filmed and after with the extras gathered and took a group picture. I’m not so sure though if Hyun Joong was in the picture too. It seems the atmosphere at Edo has become festive since the shooting of this drama started. Hyun Joong seem to be enjoying his time while filming which i think is good for him. The ambiance of the place is all natural and historic, old ancient houses were being preserves plus the green nature can somehow makes a person relax even in his work.
Doing action movies and dramas is such a challenge for any actor. It calls for a lot of physical effort to exert on fight scenes, either by fist, martial art or ammunition, sword or gun duel race and chase ect, these are just a few of what we see in an action movie or drama. Baek Mir rides the motorcycle, so just from this scene, it takes a skilled rider to make a good filming of a chase scene, but this is quite risky than a car chase. Now Hyun Joong takes that ride in a motorcycle chase scene. At the film set, it was said he was quite skilled with motorcycle as he did the scene of motorcycle chase.
Oh my, I know this is good but I still wish he has a stunt double doing this. Hyun Joong doing fight scenes is alright with me but please not on the chase and jump scenes!! I’m a very realistic person and I can accept stunt scenes done by stunt actors. And Korean action directors are quite smart doing techniques to make such scenes realistic. I’ll go for that but please, I do hope Yang Yoon Ho the director for City Conquest won’t let Hyun Joong take any danger risking scenes.
Hyun Joong is such an adventurer who would like to try on anything and quite brave in doing so. The only thing that scares him are insects and nothing more than that!!Other than the reason why Hyun Joong really wants to experience dramas is the act of danger that a real man can face manly challenge exactly what this drama calls for. Now Hyun Joong is getting what he wanted in his acting career, and knowing the guy would work on his very guts, this time he really has to seriously take care of himself.
What we have seen in the pictures circulated yesterday is just the start. The filming will surely escalate the action scenes as the drama filming gets dipper and for 20 episodes Hyun Joong still has a long way to go and work on. Although seeing him to be enjoying his work I would be happier yet a bit worried one way or another of his being a natural risk taker and being a perfectionist. He would try on something and if he can’t perfect it, he’ll do it over and over till he gets it, that he doesn’t mind at all if he has to repeat a hundred times on his own until he content himself to perfection. That’s him!
As a singer, every time Hyun Joong goes out there every where he is to perform, he always leave an explosive performance that shakes any country he’s in and leave it with a memorable marks of Kim Hyun Joong. Now he’s doing it for real as an actor, this time he’s acting with explosives!! As the filming gets hotter, the more eagerness we fans feel and just dying to see Kim Hyun Joong in action. He will be showing another side of himself which we have not seen in him before. Kim Hyun Joong continue to amaze everyone about himself from a rock star and this time a challenging actor as an Explosive Star ever born!!
Lazerkim here writing
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