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The Divine Weapon (2008)
"Shin-gi-jeon" (original title)

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

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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

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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.


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