Starring: Ryu Seung Beom, Yoon So Yi, Ahn Sung Kee, Jung Doo Hong, Yun Ju Sang
Musings: I saw this movie back in 2004 and thought watching it was a wonderful way to spend a little under 2 hours. 🙂 It mixes the right amount of whimsy, comedy, and action for me. And the chemistry between the two leads? Perfect as the male lead’s goofiness is nicely balanced by the female lead’s ultra-serious dedication to her art and fight against evil.
The plot revolves around Sang Hwan, a naive and “ineffective” police officer, and Wi Jin, a highly skilled martial arts warrior. The two are thrown together with Wi Jin as Sang Hwan’s teacher because her masters believe that he possesses this great Qi that can be helpful in fighting off an impending evil.
What I really appreciated about this movie was the fact that it offers a commentary on how a bumbling person in the practical, real world can be viewed in a completely different light in the supernatural one. This juxtaposition of perspectives gives viewers food for thought that even if they may be viewed as a failure in one social circle, that same assessment may not be the case in another circle. I think this is a salient point to make as each person needs validation from at least one person to thrive and continue to feel hope as a human being. I love when movies do that–give me a positive insight about life. 🙂