6.2/10
593
7 user 7 critic

The Divine Weapon (2008)

Shin-gi-jeon (original title)
Trailer
1:53 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

An historical, epic tale of Korea's creation of Singijeon, a variation of the Chinese fire arrow.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A series of high-ranking officials are being systematically eliminated by a sleek assassin and his female assistant, and arrogant master swordsman General Choi is charged with putting an end to the carnage.

Director: Ui-seok Kim
Stars: Min-su Choi, Jae-hyeon Jo, Bo-kyeong Kim
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Joseon dynasty bounty hunter becomes the body guard of the queen he secretly loves.

Director: Yong-gyun Kim
Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Soo Ae, Sophie Broustal
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

King Jeongjo (Hyun-Bin) attempts to protect his royal powers from the conflict of two factions: Noron and Soron.

Director: J.Q. Lee
Stars: Hyun Bin, Jae-yeong Jeong, Jung-suk Jo
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

Director: Ha Yoo
Stars: In-seong Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-hyo Song
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

KANG Chul-jung has been a detective fighting crime for 15 years and is at it again against a mob boss who recruits young kids to do his dirty work.

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Jae-yeong Jeong, Jung-shik Bae
Goemon (2009)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief... See full summary »

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Takao Ohsawa, Ryôko Hirosue
Public Enemy (2002)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Sung-jae Lee, Shin-il Kang
Demon Empire (2006)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It is AD 924, at the end of the United Shilla Dynasty. Continuous riots sweep the land ruled by a corrupted government. Evil forces are rampant and malicious demons roam the land. YI Kwak, ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-oh Jo
Stars: Jun-ho Heo, Woo-sung Jung, Kwang-il Kim
Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian.

Director: Han-min Kim
Stars: Hae-il Park, Seung-ryong Ryu, Mu-Yeol Kim
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During a turbulent time when political upheaval, rebellion, and invasion are coming to a head two swordsmen are caught up in a violent and bloody struggle to seize control of the country ... See full summary »

Director: Joon-ik Lee
Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Seung-won Cha, Ji-hye Han
Silmido (2003)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. 31 criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Stars: Sung-kee Ahn, Kyung-gu Sol, Jun-ho Heo
Out Live (2000)
Drama | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A sweeping, epic tale of a martial arts warrior who attempts to defy a kingdom to be with his love.

Director: Young-jun Kim
Stars: Hyeon-jun Shin, Hee-seon Kim, Jin-yeong Jeong
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Seol-joo
Eun-jeong Han ...
Hong-ri
...
Chang-kang
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geon-sik Bae ...
Researcher
...
In-ha
...
Sa Ma-soon
Myoeng-su Kim ...
Gya Oh-ryung
Do-gyung Lee ...
Hong-man
Seung-geun Lee ...
Bong-gu
Hyeon-kyeong Ryu ...
Bang-wook
Edit

Storyline

During the reign of King Sejong in the 15th century, the Joseon Dynasty was the embodiment of the perfect state. To the Ming China, the aspiring imperial power, Joseon presented an obstacle to territorial expansion. To protect themselves from war, King Sejong develops a secret weapon to defend their territory and take back their land and supremacy. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 September 2008 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Divine Weapon  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth a watch if only for the last thirty minuets and not the first 105...
25 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a hard movie to review. It doesn't seem like it would be a romantic comedy/melodrama/martial arts/swordplay film when all summaries seem to describe it as a historical epic. Since it is a mess of a movie, I'll keep it simple.

Good: Solid Action, Great Climax, Good Actors, Good SFX, Decently Paced, Decent Costume Design, Good Plot

Bad: Not Enough Action, A Genre Mess, Overlong, Poor script leads to overacting, Poor editing and iffy direction/cinematography, Overdone SFX at Climax, Kind of Dull and Unorganized, Inconsistent Production Values, Messy Love story and lack of character development overshadow plot.

It's worth a watch, it could be a lot worse, but it is also not the best Korean movie you could watch this year.


24 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Divine Weapon (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?