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Psychokinesis (2018)

Yeom-lyeok (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 25 April 2018 (USA)
After drinking water from a mountain spring, a bank security guard gains telekinetic superpowers, which he must use to save his estranged daughter from an evil construction company, as a superhero.

Director:

Sang-ho Yeon

Writer:

Sang-ho Yeon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Seok-heon
Eun-kyung Shim ... Roo-mi
Jung-min Park Jung-min Park ... Kim Jeong-hyeon
Yu-mi Jung ... Hong Sang-moo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yeong-gi Jeong Yeong-gi Jeong
Do-yoon Kim
Min-jae Kim ... Min
Yeong-Seon Kim Yeong-Seon Kim ... Roo-mi's mom
Hang-ho Tae Hang-ho Tae
Soo-jung Ye Soo-jung Ye ... Mr. Jeong's sister
Hwang Yeon-hee Hwang Yeon-hee
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Storyline

Seok-heon, a bank security guard, gains superpowers one day after drinking water from a mountain spring affected by a meteor. He then sets out to protect his estranged daughter Roo-mi and her neighborhood from a construction company controlled by the mafia, using his recently-arrived superpower: the power of psychokinesis, and in the process becomes a superhero. Written by Prashast Singh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the Director of TRAIN TO BUSAN

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

25 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psychokinesis See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,981,970
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Yu-mi Jung, who plays the antagonist in the film, previously starred in Train to Busan (2016) which was also directed by Sang-ho Yeon. See more »

Quotes

Seok-hyeon: I didn't buy these.
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Crazy Credits

The title card is also shown at the end of the rolling title credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Apart from 2D, the film was also released in ScreenX format. See more »

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User Reviews

 
A Fun Watch Like "Train To Busan"
26 April 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

Though it wasn't the masterpiece that some reviewers have said, nor was it a 1 star film, it was still enjoyable, especially if you go into it knowing Korean cinema style. Basically its your typical superhero tale. Average guy has a boring and average life until he comes in contact with a life altering substance that turns him into a superhero. He now uses his power to save his daughter from a shadowy organization. So its typical comic book stuff with a little "Taken" in there. Many will find this film to be too silly, but thats the style of Korean cinema, if anyone has seen "Train to Busan" you will see that a movie can still be amazing even with silly acting and borderline slapstick comedy. Unfortunately some people will be turned off by it if they are not used to it, but for this reviewer, it didn't bother me.

So as I said the acting is silly in some places. But this is common place for the region. Some of the serious acting was alright but I found it to be all very average. The cinematography was also hit and miss, some of it I thought was great but most was just average filming. The super hero scene, I did enjoy, though sometimes it borders on "The 3 Stooges" slapstick action. But I still enjoyed most of it. Not a thought provoking piece of cinema, but its still a fun watch if you've got nothing else to watch.


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