Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? Synopsis An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. Description Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. But it absolutely doesn't feel real!! My advice is to avoid this altogether, pull up the original on Netflix, and deal with the subtitles America. And Josh Brolin saw how his sister had sex. The Korean masterpiece possess a highly stylized, gritty sensibility while providing an emotional depth to its characters. His British accent didn't sound cockney like Dick van Dyke but it was as over the top and bad. So there's nothing to win on the aesthetic side The plot twists where also changed from the original, but here is the big problem: They don't work!! The original film achieves a sublime blending of ultra-violence with extreme art, while the remake feels bogged down in its copycat status, and its overall lighter tone hampers its enigmatic, disconcerting story of revenge.
Subtly goes by the waste side, and almost abandoned completely early into the third act in favor of expeditious explanations. But the worst are the scenes that they took from the original if you know the original i think you can guess which one i mean. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? After two decades of torment, Joe is suddenly set free, seeking out an old friend Chucky Michael Imperioli , and meeting Marie Elizabeth Olsen , an advocate for the homeless who helps him in his cause. It's seat-squirmingly unsettling, shocking and very violent. So his major motivation is to find his daughter and not just to solve the puzzle!! In fact no matter how many times you see this, the twist would still be awesome.
I imagine people seeing the original movie and knowing the amazing plot could leave bad reviews, but if you don't know what's going on, then this movie just works. So, if you don't know the original movie, just go watch this one instead, even as a standalone film oldboy isn't good cause it builds on relationship and charactermotivations that totally felt forced and driven by cliches. Are you getting all this camera and folks at home?? Sharlto Copley as the antagonist was best suited for the role. This is definitely one of the films to see before you die. Specially the conversation with Joe while his torture i.
But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. And Sharlto Copley was just dreadful as the guy who set it all up. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. It was just a sh! In the original the whole thing was an incredibly sad story build around a small fault with a big impact the main character did once. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
And if you've watched the original, you'll be in for a surprise. First things first, Old Boy 2013 is an American adaptation from a Korean homonimous movie and, from what I can gather, it gives it a fresh tone, erasing all sorts of Eastern fantasy stuves the Korean flick had; but don't get me wrong, it's all fantasy. I honestly half expected him to be swinging a Mac around instead of a hammer in the hallway scene. Without seeing the original film and not knowing any spoilers , I was entertained through the whole film. Trust me, its healthier for your blood pressure to not watch this movie.
Especially the one legendary scene from the original feels so brutally out of place. No one knew that it was her father. During the duration of his imprisonment, he trains his mind and body for escape attempts while pouring his heart out to Mia in letters. Simply put, some movies should never be remade. In all it was a very satisfied movie and expect a sequel to the same. Samuel L Jackson as Chaney-the kidnapper. The action sequences are very great.
Josh Brolin gave one of his best performance as an arrogant and carefree person who realizes his mistakes when he was confined to a small room for 20 years. It has a thread of the most wonderful, blackest humour running through it, a sense of complete disorientation and enough plot twists and turns to sustain your interest. Except for the ending, but don't mind, i will warn you First of all, excuse me for my writing, i'm not a native English speaker. An alcoholic whose life is falling apart, Joe Josh Brolin is far from the ideal father who is willfully neglecting his three-year-old daughter, Mia. Even though i went in to the movie pretending i was watching an entirely original movie, this remake was awful. So the villain is not the loving brother from the original, its a sick guy that got raped and now want josh brolin to feel the love he felt!!! Synopsis Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason.
When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. This film is brilliantly twisted. I swear before God and eight motherfuckin' white people! Original Title: Oldeuboi Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller Imdb Rating 8. He is shown very confident on his future course of action that his patience level at every scene is quite justified. This one is a mixed bag. The remake remains largely faithful to the story of the 2003 effort, but seriously lacks in intensity and a sense of meaning.
. This is not a remake, this is a disrespecting insult to the original. Lee also overemphasizes the blood and gore. It's a movie you just watch. And now we have a dehumanized psychopath with weird motivation that forces us into a final plot twist we are absolutely not interested in!! But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution.