Singwa hamgge   2017   South Korea Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
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Director:Yong-hwa Kim
Studio:Dexter Studios
Writer:Ho-min Ju, Yong-hwa Kim
IMDb Rating:7.7 (1,774 votes)
Awards:3 nominations
Genre:Action, Drama, Fantasy
Duration:139 min
Yong-hwa Kim  ...  (Director)
Ho-min Ju, Yong-hwa Kim  ...  (Writer)
Jung-woo Ha  ...  Kangrim
Tae-hyun Cha  ...  Ja-hong
Ji-hun Ju  ...  Haewonmaek
Hyang-gi Kim  ...  Dukchoon
Jung-jae Lee  ...  King of the underworld
Dong-seok Ma  ...  Seongju God
Kyung-soo Do  ...  Won Il-byung
Dong-wook Kim  ...  Soo-hong
Gwang Jang  ...  God of Violence Hell
Hae-Kyun Jung  ...  God of Murder Hell
Dal-su Oh  ...  Judge
Won-hee Im  ...  Judge
Joon-hyeok Lee  ...  First Lieutenant Park (as Lee Joon Hyuk)
Su-an Kim  ...  Great King Taesan
Ha-neul Kim  ...  God of Betrayal Hell
Jun-seok Bang  ...  Composer
Byung-seo Kim  ...  Cinematographer
Hye-jin Kim  ...  Editor
Zino Kim  ...  Editor
Na-young Nam  ...  Editor
Comments: This has some excellent Korean funny to it but the Harvey Weinsteins of South Korea need to get out of the way and let film makers make films. So formulaic and manipulative, almost offensive ... I confess I punted after the third trial, maybe the fourth, I dunno. They were all the same.

Very funny!

Oh that Korean humor we've come to know and love ... that they are now ripping off from Hollywood superhero flicks. Anyone who still thinks Korea does formulaic Hollywood crap better than Hollywood is in denial. I'm on my third try and can't even get halfway through this Buddhist Dante's Inferno kind of thing. The hero faces 7 trials in the afterlife. Each one starts out bad for him and then ... whaddaya know! There was a misunderstanding and they all turn out good for him! Wow! Didn't see that coming. Even Jung-woo Ha in a Matrix overcoat can't rise above a Ryan Gosling poser. The CGI in this thing amounts to blurring the camera a little bit. The Koreans are eating this up over there. We're doomed if the Korean Harvey Weinsteins don't get out of the way and let film makers make films.

I'm angry grr.gif

Summary: Having died unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by 3 afterlife guardians. Only when he passes 7 trials over 49 days and proves he was innocent in human life, he's able to reincarnate, and his 3 afterlife guardians are by his side to defend him in trial.

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