Movie Monday: The Taoist Wizard, aka Jeon Woo Chi (2009)

Starring: Kang Dong Won, Im Soo Jeong, Kim Yoon Seok, Yoo Hae Jin, Joo Jin Moe, and Song Yeong Chang

Rating: PG-13

Twinkies: 4 out of 5

Link to the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL48RmQJozA (click the “CC” link for English subtitles)

Musings:

I saw this movie about a year or two ago–yes, primarily because of Kang Dong Won–and found myself pleasantly entertained by the Korean folklore / mythology / fantasy / historical / action aspect of this film. 

This movie definitely requires a “willing suspension of disbelief,” but overall, I LOVED the nice fusion of folklore with the modern sequences and how this plot plays with the notion of time. And of course, this movie is rife with comedic moments, many of which involve Jeon Woo Chi’s dog that’s been transformed into Jeon Woo Chi’s human companion.

I’m not sure if the movie was a big box office success  in Korea like last week’s selection, The Man from Nowhere. What I do know is that I absolutely adored this fun little movie and didn’t mind the 2+ hours spent watching it. In fact, I found it almost cartoon-like in some of its plot devices and felt as though I was once again indulging my inner child as I got lost in the world of Jeon Woo Chi.

I hope that those of you who get a chance to watch this movie enjoy it half as much as I did. As I love history and literature, this movie was definitely right up my alley. 😉

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6 thoughts on “Movie Monday: The Taoist Wizard, aka Jeon Woo Chi (2009)”

  1. Alas the link disappeared! I did watch one called Windstruck!! Very nice! I’d rate it a 4 and would have to rate it R because there is violence but strangely falls into the Romantic Comedy genre! But somewhere in the middle that kind of changes. Again, another older movie (2004) starring Jang Hyuk and Jun Ji-Hyun (who I remember from Blood: The Last Vampire)

    1. oh no. I just checked the link and the link is most definitely useless. 🙁 I think youtube may still have a few links available. Sorry…I hope you can find English subs because I really like the movie. 🙂

  2. Also another one I found called 100 days with Mr Arrogant with Ha Ji-Won and Kim Jae Won. Oh my goodness! They have to do a drama together! This was fun to watch. A little too adult for the church students because of the language and sexual innuendos! Definitely rate it as a repeat watch!

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