All in all, Midnight Runners involved a lot of running, brawling, mystery and ethical questions. It will definitely take the audience on a roller coaster ride for its over an hour run. With characters that are rootable and relatable, you can’t help but feel invested in the outcome of their accidental mission. It was well paced and it had a lot of heart. And while its ending was generic, you can’t help but be happy to have at least seen this movie. It was fun. 

Don’t get me wrong. I think Battleship Island was, in essence, a laudable movie. It had a great premise and it was based on an actual historical event. It had a strong cast and a big budget at its disposal but with this came huge expectations from the viewing public. However, while there was an obvious effort to make this film into a marvelous testament to the triumph and bravery of the enslaved Koreans against oppression, the execution came off half-baked mainly because the film tried to make the movie an actor-driven film rather than a plot-based one.