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The Divine Weapon (2008)

Shin-gi-jeon (original title)
An historical, epic tale of Korea's creation of Singijeon, a variation of the Chinese fire arrow.

Director:

Yoo-jin Kim

Writers:

Man-Hee Lee (screenplay) (as Man-hui Lee), Hyeon-jeong Shin (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Seol-joo
Eun-jeong Han Eun-jeong Han ... Hong-ri
Joon-ho Huh ... Chang-kang (as Jun-ho Heo)
Sung-Ki Ahn ... King Sejong (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geon-sik Bae Geon-sik Bae ... Researcher
Seong-sik Han Seong-sik Han ... Hong-man's butler
Gyo-jin In ... In-ha (as Yi Sung Do)
Seong-mo Jeong ... Sa Ma-soon
Do-gyung Lee Do-gyung Lee ... Hong-man
Seung-geun Lee Seung-geun Lee ... Bong-gu
Hyeon-kyeong Ryu Hyeon-kyeong Ryu ... Bang-wook
Kim Myeong Su Kim Myeong Su ... Gya Oh-ryung (as Myoeng-su Kim)
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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

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Plot Keywords:

korean history | 15th century | See All (2) »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Entertaining film with enough action and stuff going on
2 August 2010 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This was a entertaining movie from beginning to end and is like the movie "300" but with a more captivating plot. Not being racist but I noticed that a lot of Chinese turn a blind eye and tries to bash on this movie by turning a blind eye. But most historical movies from china is far from being historically accurate and goes in more of the video game directions, especially movies about the seven kingdoms. Especially the fight sequences with men and sometimes women doing crazy stunts to dodge arrows and jumping almost 10 feet in the air to strike a enemy. Truth is china did try to suppress Korea and Koreans created weapons advanced at the time to fight back. Now some scenes in the movie probably didn't happen the way it did, but what historical movie is 100% accurate? I found how Chinese bash on this film in a unfair manner, while turning a blind eye on there super historically inaccurate movies and glorify it while trying to bash on a film that is more accurate than most historical Chinese films. Sure I can understand how it tries to make it more entertaining for the viewers but far from being accurate in most cases. The action is fun to watch and the pacing of this film is well done and you actually care for the characters that is trying to fight for independence. If you want to see one guy fighting 100 at once or people flying in the the air like some movies you might be disappointed. I enjoyed this film though and I highly recommend other Asian movie lovers to check it out as well. I like Chinese movies, but is annoyed by some ignorant critics. Kinda like how some Persians threw a hissy fit about the movie "300", except this film is not based on a comic book.

7.7/10


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

4 September 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A mennyek fegyvere See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,991,573
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2.35 : 1
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