Il cinema asiatico si avvale di un senso artistico e narrativo a cui poche realtà contemporanee sanno tener testa. Oldboy ne è l'ennesimo esempio lampante. Chan-Wook ci regala una pellicola impressionante,ipnotica,con una regia meravigliosa,intrisa di magnifici flash-back,dosatissime sequenze oniriche e grandiose ambientazioni.Bellissimo anche nel suo messaggio di fondo:la vendetta distrugge anche chi la perpetra.4*
Everything about this film is stunning. Script , acting , cinematography , direction. A modern masterpiece.
love the soundtrack and the cinematography. everything else? i struggle with a lot of its execution. i'm not a prude so it's not the themes that throw me off but rather the lack of presence i felt. for some reason, it was a rather disengaging experience. the director explained that he didn't want emotional resonance but i'm afraid i'm not mobilized by the physicality he wanted as a response either.
A cool film. I found the revelation at the end to be shocking but the plot device required to carry it out wasn't very believable. Several very memorable scenes.
I just rewatched this the other night. The score was perfect, the story perfectly sickening, the violence was perfect just enough but not over the top. If Spike Lee screws this up I'm going to kill him. I really want him to succeed but I just don't think he can do it. Nothing beats the original and damn this movie was amazing.
The black humour of Park's Vengeance Trilogy is truly something else. This is a masterpiece in every sense of the word.
The people trying to remake this apparently have no idea how large a cult following the film has (it isn't like no one knows about this movie) and are equally clueless as to how solid the movie already is. The fans (and I can't see this movie really targeting the mainstream) will disown the remake before it has even finished shooting; it honestly seems like a pretty stupid financial idea. Enough unneccesary remakes!