'The Avengers 2' begins filming in Korea among hectic traffic

Article: 'Avengers 2', first day of filming brings hectic chaos and discomfort

Ilgan Sports via Nate

1. [+784, -44] Why are people complaining? It's the same with any other festival like cherry blossom festivals. Traffic will be bad anywhere and it's your job to take another road~ jeez

2. [+764, -43] I get that there are traffic problems but this is a great opportunity to get Korea more known. Korea's image in movies haven't been all that great but Korea is getting 20 minutes of screentime as an important country in a movie that the entire world is anticipation. Let's just deal with the discomfort for that sake.

3. [+731, -48] Isn't this the first time a foreign film is being filmed in Korea? Is it really that hard for you all to just deal with traffic problems? I get that people have to get to work and stuff but this is an opportunity for us to get Korea known. You all know that Korea's never had a good image in movies thus far. If you really want to change Korea's image, deal with the traffic problems.

4. [+32, -4] I bet the producers never want to film in Korea again. Koreans are so selfish...

5. [+29, -3] Why are people complaining.. Just take another route. Why are you trying to drive through the area... Just walk or something... what's wrong with people


Article: Korea inside Hollywood movies, how has the portrayal changed

Weekly Korea via Naver

1. [+816, -11] It's always a good thing for our country's image to be portrayed positively in movies

2. [+662, -14] I really hope Korea is filmed positively and spread throughout the world

3. [+112, -4] I don't even care about Hollywood films portraying Koreans as money hungry or some murderer character, I just can't stand it when they use another country's culture and claims it as Korea's, especially Japan's

4. [+98, -3] China and Japan have cultural contents that foreigners have a clear idea about like Kung Fu and Wong Fei Hung or ninjas and yakuzas... As for Korea, other than North Korea, we don't really have anything distinctive. I'm glad directors like Im Kwon Taek and Bong Jun Ho are continuing to knock on the Hollywood market to show what Korea has to offer.

5. [+93, -5] Hollywood's perception of Korea has definitely changed. It was so bad in the past... I remember when 'True Lies' tried to film in Korea, people flipped out because they tried to bomb the Han River bridge for real and the director was just like, "Not like you're going to use this bridge anyway, we'll build you a new one after we bomb it" ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Korea was so ignored by movie directors but it's gotten a lot better recently.