Movie Monday – Luck-Key (2016)

Starring: Yu Hae Jin as Choi Hyung Wook, Lee Joon as Yoon Jae Sung, Im Ji Yeon as Song Eun Joo, Jo Yoon Hee as Ri Na, Go Joon as Kwon Hee Rak, and Cha Soon Hyeong as Choi Moon Suk

Rating: PG-13, subject matter and some violence

Running Time: 112 min

Twinkies: 4 stars

Synopsis: Hyung-wook, an infamous assassin known for his perfection, slips on soap at a public sauna and passes out. Jae-sung, a not famous unknown actor who’s hit rock bottom, witnesses the accident and switches his locker key with Hyung-wook’s. Jae-sung opens the locker to find the key to a fancy car which leads him to a luxurious condo along with the full wealth and secrets of a successful hit man. On the other hand, Hyung-wook wakes up with amnesia. And the only clue he has for his identity are the outstanding payment bills.

With the help of a paramedic, he finds his (actually Jae-sung’s) place discovering that he’s a totally broke nameless actor. While Hyung-wook struggles to remember, he tries to ‘continue’ his life as an actor. And by irony of fate, with the help of real-life action moves that his body is used to, he soon becomes the new action hero on TV. And with the continuous shooting of the action sequences, his memory starts to return.

Musings: Between being sick and my job overstressing me, I really had no time to write anything. However, Nelly reminded me that I had seen this movie and still hadn’t written a review for it, so here it goes. Now where Yu Hae Jin failed to excite me in Confidential Assignment, I have a totally different opinion of him in this movie. As Choi Hyung Wook, this truly was the perfect role for him. As the assassin turned actor because of amnesia, he was great! Not only do I sing his praises for his acting but the action scenes were well done! There is no way you can walk away without being duly impressed with Yu Hae Jin. This role was made for him.

Lee Joon as the incredibly bad actor who decides to save the girl, played by Im Ji Yeon was also convincing. I guess playing bad actors in dramas and movies is his new niche! Well, I say that because of his role in My Father is Strange. As Yoon Jae Sung, he is also a fish out of water when it comes to being an assassin. When later he realizes that Song Eun Joo (Im Ji Yeon) was really the target but with a twist. That realization hits him like a brick wall.

I also LOVED Jo Yoon Hee as Ri Na! As the EMT that was in the ambulance that took Choi Hyung Wook to the hospital, her concern for him continued as she helped him to regain his memory. I also liked the fact that the women weren’t just window dressing in the movie but actual participants that contributed greatly to the story. I also loved that Ri Na was a force to be reckoned with for Choi Hyung Wook, the assassin. The man truly met his match.

This is a fun and exciting movie to watch. Not only will you laugh but the action scenes are pretty incredible. And Choi Hyung Wook’s knife skills are one we all wish we had. An enjoyable movie from beginning to end. Great story! Great cast! Well worth watching!

Trailer is available on on YouTube Website only. The movie is available on various streaming website.

I’m available on Twitter. Thanks to all of you Twinkles out here who are taking the time to read! If you have a suggestion for a future review, just leave me a comment! I’m always happy to have movie suggestions.

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