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Jung Woo-Sung(Musa the Warrior) is Gwak Yi, a former Chuyongdae(Royal Demon hunters) who after an encounter with demon-hybrids to protect a village, unexpectedly finds himself in Mid-Heaven, a pseudo-Buddhist holding where deceased souls gather to wait 49 days for their eventual reincarnation. There, Gwak Yi meets So-Hwa (Kim Tae-hee), a supposed deity who is assigned an important task. So-hwa must deliver the so-called "Holy Stone" to the "Pool of Reflection" in order to prevent evil-doers from upsetting the balance between Earth and Heaven. If she fails then no one will be reincarnated. Noble and fearless, Gwak Yi enlists in Son-Hwa's cause immediately but he has his own hidden motivation.
Son-hwa is a dead ringer for Gwak Yi's former love Yon-Hwa, whom he failed to protect from an untimely death. Actually, they are the same being, Son-hwa is a "Chuneen", resurrected deity with no recollection of their past life on Earth.Read more ›
Upon his arrival, Mid Heaven is attack by demons led by his old Demon Slaying friends when they once lived on earth. One of the last remaining defender of Mid Heaven happens to be his former wife, So Hwa, reincarnated and doesn't remember her past life. Gwak Yi saves So Hwa's life and they continue to be on the run from his old allies.
Gwak Yi was later captured and brought to his old master and he explains his reason why he is doing what he is doing and warns him not to interfere. For his former friends to achieve their goals, they needed the Holy Stone that So Hwa have in her possession. Gwak Yi decides he just can't stand there and watch So Hwa goes against his former allies because of his love for her. Once they realize that Gwak Yi won't understand their cause, they go after them trying to achieve their goals.
Action, color, artwork, costumes, love story....and did I mention the action? A lot of fight scenes that any martial arts fanatic can enjoy. It seems that the direction of Kung Fu movies are moving towards the beautiful artwork like Jet Li's Hero or House of Flying Daggers.Read more ›
*Loads of slick, stylish special effects. Some of them are gorgeous.
*Quite a few good fight scenes and a couple of battles. I loved the ending battle!
*Interesting usages of mythology and theology.
*Production design is splendid.
*Storyline is not bad.
*Characters are not bad. Good acting.
*Music is good.
The Bad Things
*A little slow towards the middle. The story seems to have lost momentum there.
The Questionable Things
*Lots of melodrama, and it can also be seen as sappy. I didn't mind it so much though.
*For a couple of areas, I was reminded of a few other films (the main character initially reminded me of Jubei from the "Ninja Scroll", Midheaven reminded me of the "Bleach" series, and the ending resembled "Lord of the Rings" a little bit).
The storyline is simple, but leaves a lot of room for strong emotions and lots of style. The drama can be a little too overwhelming, but there are enough slick action scenes and special effects to entertain. Altogether, it's a visually immersive fantasy epic that's worthwhile seeing.
The DVD has good quality video and audio. It has only a Korean language track with English subtitles. It includes one making-of documentary and a couple of other featurettes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was not executing much but after watching, it was one of the best Korean movies I have seen.
Great drama which Korea mostly specializes in and a lot of action with... Read more
The storyline is quick to follow. I love the sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural style to all the fight scenes. This is an incredible film.Published on July 21, 2013 by Kerry Ryan Maloney
Loved this film! The cast, the special effects, all in all a wonderful film! I enjoyed it from the start!Published on April 30, 2013 by B Garcia
Initially the plot was a little difficult to follow with all the transitions in story line back and forth through time... Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Weldon E. Saafir
This was a curious movie to me; but, I enjoyed what I saw of it on TV. So, I purchased it to understand the entire movie. I have not yet had a chance to view it.Published on January 3, 2013 by Day Fan
The title and subject matter is not what I expected. When I came across this movie I was surprised it is not on anyone's top 10 list.Published on November 27, 2012 by Arnold M. Maldonado
All in all it was an entertaining film. I admit its not the best korean film but it kept my attention. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Baleine Thong