Before the blockbuster “Emergency Landing”, Korean cinema had many extremely touching disaster films and diverse topics with super box office revenue.
Disaster tsunami in Haeundae (2009)
In 2009, the first Korean natural disaster film Haeundae (Tsunami at Haeundae) officially hit theaters, creating a great fever and becoming the 5th member of the prestigious “10 million ticket club” of Korea. Korean box office.
Set in the beautiful seaside city of Busan, Haeundae tells the story of different lives. It is a coastal couple living in the torments of the past, a geologist and an unexpected reunion with an ex-wife or a young unjust couple. All of them, before the wrath of the sea, how will they survive and protect the ones they love?
Fire in The Tower (2012)
The main character of The Tower is Lee Dae-ho, a single father and manager of the 120-storey luxury building complex Tower Sky. Because the White Christmas event for VIP customers was held on Christmas Eve, Dae-ho had to break his promise to his daughter Ha-na, spending the special holiday at work.
However, as the party was at its climax, a helicopter crashed into the building. The tragic accident caused the fire to spread violently, pushing hundreds of people in the building into a state of panic. Dae-ho and firefighter Young-ki embark on a battle to rescue those trapped in a fire and make life’s hardest choices.
Epidemic disaster in The Flu (2013)
Although not the first Korean movie to exploit the topic of epidemic disaster, The Flu can be considered the most prominent name of this topic. Released in 2013, The Flu tells the story of an outbreak of the H5N1 flu pandemic, with a dangerous mutation that killed the victim after only 36 hours. The Bundang district of Seongnam city with more than half a million inhabitants became a deadly outbreak, engulfed in chaos and fear.
Nuclear disaster in Pandora (2016)
Pandora revolves around the story of the lives of people in the area developing a large nuclear power plant. Jae-hyeok is a young man who is planning to give up his job at a nuclear plant to pursue a career in sea fishing, but is opposed by most of the people around him. One night, a sudden earthquake caused one of the reactors to heat up, and all cooling efforts were in vain.
Jae-hyeok is lucky to escape a tunnel collapse that kills a lot of workers, but then decides to return to perform a rescue mission at the factory site, which has been engulfed in a huge amount of radioactive leak. rust. Pandora tells the story of ordinary people on an extraordinary mission, when their source of life has now turned into a death god that is close to taking their lives.
Aviation disaster in Emergency Declaration (2022)
In 2022, the Korean big screen continues to welcome Emergency Declaration, a sensational movie with the theme of an epidemic – aviation disaster, about a deadly virus on flight number KI501 by Sky Korea Airlines. At an altitude of more than 8,000 meters, 150 people are trapped when the deadly virus creeps into every corner. An emergency landing notice is issued, but what is the real escape for hundreds of lives when on the ground, there are twists and turns they never expected?