IRIS: The Movie has been adapted from a something-like 20-hour South Korean television series that was very good. Winnowing all that down to a mere 117 minutes (the length of the version that Netflix is currently streaming) would certainly leave a lot on the cutting room floor. Still, what's left is pretty good fun -- if you're a fan of South Korean film and enjoy watching gorgeous Asian actors strut their stuff for directors who can provide plenty of action, thrills, love, betrayal & gunplay.
Bobby Boermans, writer/director of the current APP didn't maybe see this movie or TV show -- because the titular APP in his film bears the name IRIS and is up to no good, just as is the IRIS of this movie -- a rogue organization interested in power and money and so of course wants to keep the two Koreas separate.
Lee Byung-hun (above and below, of I Saw the Devil and The Good, The Bad, The Weird), who acquits himself splendidly as a James Bond-ian sort of hero. Is there an actor more "watchable" than Mr. Lee? That face. That lean, tall, muscular body which, in action, is a thing of beauty. The rest of the cast isn't bad either, in the looks and the acting department.
Kim Kyoo-tae and Yang Yun-ho, can be streamed on Netflix now, as well as via other sources.