'Psychokinesis' - Movie Review

Seok-heon (Ryu Seung-ryong) is a security guard, the irresponsible and estranged father of Ru-mi. Ru-mi (Shim Eun-kyung) is our other major character: she runs a small and successful restaurant from which she's being evicted so the whole mall can be knocked down. Seok-heon gains telekinetic powers after drinking spring water affected by a meteorite. As Ru-mi's troubles increase, Seok-heon begins to use his powers to help his daughter and the mall's other occupants.

The ingredients are classic superhero tale, but put together with a distinctly Korean style and a surprising amount of heart. Imagine ... a very Korean version of "Ant-man" (and I do mean that as a compliment as I thought it was one of Marvel's better outings). This is somewhat less comedic, but every bit as much about the father-daughter bond.

The movie was directed by Yeon Sang-ho, whose other output almost always involves zombies (most notably the very successful "Train to Busan"). I'm not that interested in zombie movies, but if he does more like this - I'm there. Charming and recommended.