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Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined womanizing Taoist from the Joseon era, ends up in present day Korea causing mayhem with his knack for magic.

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Seo In-kyeong
Dong-won Kang ...
Jin-mo Ju ...
Shaman
Hyo-jin Kim ...
Red Hair
Hae-jin Yoo ...
Chorangyi
Yun-shik Baek ...
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Woo-seon Seon ...
Female doctor / goblin
Young-chang Song ...
Buddhist monk
Sang-ho Kim ...
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Jin-ho Choi ...
Tailor
Mi-do Lee ...
Court Lady 2
Tae-won Kwon ...
King
Do-bin Baek ...
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Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined womanizing Taoist from the Joseon era, ends up in present day Korea causing mayhem with his knack for magic.

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World beware. The wizard is coming.


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Not the magical experience I had hoped for.
15 November 2011 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

My DVD for big budget Korean fantasy blockbuster Woochi is a superbly packaged two-disc presentation loaded with lavish extras; what a shame then that the film isn't really worth the attention it has received, either from the Korean movie-going public or the DVD company that has released it here in the UK.

Although Woochi boasts a high level of invention throughout, and contains a few undeniably impressive moments of action, for every positive, one can easily find several negatives: the cinematography is impressive, but the CGI is inconsistent and rapid editing leads to confusion; the story is loaded with innovative fantasy elements, but they are introduced in such a random, disjointed fashion that the inevitable result is even more chaos and confusion; a memorable score competes against the movie's incessantly loud soundtrack; and the humour is, as often seems the case with Asian comedy, very hit and miss.

Just about worth seeing for the occasional genuinely outstanding set-piece—the 'multiple versions of the hero battling a pair of goblins' scene is particularly good—but at over two hours long, with much of the action being utterly incomprehensible, Woochi is far from essential.


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