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Yeom-lyeok (2018)

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.


Sang-ho Yeon


Sang-ho Yeon
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Credited cast:
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Seok-heon
Eun-kyung Shim ... Roo-mi
Jung-min Park ... Kim Jeong-hyeon
Jung Yu-mi ... 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


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

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From the Director of TRAIN TO BUSAN


Action | Comedy | Fantasy


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Director Sang-ho Yeon's second live action after Train to Busan (2016). See more »


Hong Sang-moo: [to Seok-heon] Mr. Superhero. Those with real power aren't people like us. They were born to win.
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What a good superhero movie should be about, rather than on CGI and other superficial excesses.
31 May 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'PSYCHOKINESIS': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A South Korean superhero movie about a father that discovers he has superpowers, who then tries to use those powers to rescue his daughter. It stars Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung, Park Jung-min, Kim Min-jae and Jung Yu-mi. The film was written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho (who also performed both duties on the 2016 critically acclaimed 'zombies on a train' flick 'TRAIN TO BUSAN'), and it was released by Netflix through it's streaming site. I really enjoyed it.

The story is about a bank security guard, named Shin Seok-heon (Seung-ryong), who has a troubled relationship with his estranged daughter, Shin Roo-mi (Eun-kyung). He drinks some contaminated water from a mountain spring, and gains super telekinetic powers. He tries to use these powers to help his daughter, who is constantly being harassed by a corrupt construction company. Seok-heon becomes a reluctant superhero in the process.

The film is the first ever South Korean superhero movie, and it's definitely a refreshing change from the American ones (like the new 'AVENGERS'). This film has so much character, and genuine heart and emotion. It's pretty simple in it's action scenes, and villainous threat, which is what's so cool about it as well. The film concentrates on what a good superhero movie should be about, rather than on CGI and other superficial excesses. I really found it to be quite entertaining and effective.

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