This 2023 Korean Action Thriller on Apple TV Is a Perfect Choice If You Liked Get Out
The body swapping, but Korean? Bring it on.
- Devils, a movie about body-swapping, will appeal to fans of Korean crime films and projects like Face/Off and Get Out, as well as true crime fans.
- Devils follows a cop and a ruthless criminal who switch bodies, and now the cop must find the killer's brutal accomplices.
- Although Devils is similar in concept to Get Out, the emphasis here is on spectacular action, making the film one of the outstanding representatives of Korean crime cinema.
Devils, released in 2023, will appeal to fans of Oldboy, Face/Off, and Get Out, as well as millions of fans of the true-crime genre, which is experiencing a surge in popularity in movies, books, and podcasts.
What is Devils About?
Panic grips Seoul: a gang of maniacs is recording their murders and posting them on the Internet. Detective Jae-hwan is on the trail of one of the rippers, but during the arrest the maniac escapes from the police. Jae-hwan chases after the killer and catches him, but then both disappear without a trace in the middle of the forest.
After a month of searching, the two are suddenly found unconscious in a car, and neither of them can really remember anything. And when the killer is taken to the hospital, he suddenly starts shouting that he is Detective Jae-hwan.
His colleague Kim Min-seong suspects that something is wrong and soon realizes that Jae-hwan's mind is actually trapped in the killer's body. This means that a merciless madman has found the perfect disguise in the detective's body.
Although Devils uses the body-swap twist that many are already familiar with, it also contains the violence that fans of Korean crime films are familiar with, as well as fast pacing and impeccable cinematography.
When combined, these components work flawlessly and will hold your attention from the opening to the closing credits.
Devils Is Perfect For Get Out Fans
Devils is similar to movies like Get Out, but the script here is built less around the exchange of minds and more around the search for the killer's accomplices, who are being sought by both the protagonist and the main villain for various reasons.
The focus of the search is clearly on action rather than suspense or complex detective work. A cop in the body of a madman roams around Seoul and fights with all kinds of thugs, while his loyal friend Min-seong makes sure that the killer in the body of a cop doesn't do anything violent.
In short, you can expect a dynamic adrenaline race in the neon lights of Seoul, made in the best tradition of Korean crime movies.
You can watch Devils on Apple TV.