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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Quirky but violent Korean superhero movie has swearing.

Movie NR 2018 101 minutes
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With its stylized violence and offbeat humor, this couldn't be anything but a Korean film. The seriousness of a father trying to make amends with his estranged daughter, as well as the concerns of outside interests gentrifying bastions of Korean society, are counterbalanced by the playful bumbling of Seong-ryong Ryu's reluctant superhero, who is initially too obtuse to realize the ramifications of the gift he has been given after drinking mountain spring water that had been hit by a comet the night before. The harsh behavior of nearly all the antagonists is offset by their stupid klutziness.

All these elements should clash but somehow they don't. The result is a fun and engaging action movie. The fight sequences and the absurdity set this apart from other movies in which characters either have or develop telekinetic powers. The many ways in which Seok-hyeon throws, lifts, and slams the bad guys is creative, and the utter ridiculousness of one of the squatters who is fighting for his life telling Seok-hyeon how he needs to be the next Uri Geller and become internationally famous adds to the sheer entertainment value. Psychokinesis is an enjoyable movie for mature teens and up.

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