Raise your hand if you expected director Yeon Sang-ho to follow up his smash hit zombie film "Train to Busan" with...a whimsical comedy about a deadbeat dad turned telekinetic superhero. No one? This certainly qualifies as a curveball, and I'm probably giving it an extra star based on goodwill from "Busan," but Ryu Seung-ryong is affable in the lead and the movie made me laugh out loud more than once.
Very entertaining and goofy superhero movie. The cast is good but I couldn't shake the feeling that Sang-Ho Kang would made a better protagonist eventhough Seung-ryong Ryo does a fine job. The story is also kinda neat in the way that the superhero does not have to save the world but rather his neighbourhood and the people who live there from a ruthless construction company.
3.5 Despite an overtly palpable shrink in its style and scale compared with San-ho's last film "Train to Busan," which critisizes unnerving conditions in Korea, "Psychokinesis" is a fun ride I prefer to "Busan." It's very good that a showy supernatural power meets pettiness of a miserable middle-aged man. If "Busan" is Korean "Dawn of the Dead" (ofc, ver. Snyder,) "Psychokinesis" is Korean "Man of Steel," I guess.