Non all'altezza del capolavoro sudcoreano, ma comunque di un livello altissimo, a prescindere dai discorsi anti-americani dei cinepuristi. Spike Lee è un regista coi controcoglioni e lo dimostra di nuovo, riuscendo a non perdere il ritmo spettacolare del film originale. Ottimo Brolin nella performance e saggia la scelta di modificare il finale.
Not as bad as I would have expected for a remake, not as good as I would have expected for a Lee film. Plus, the sort of happy end a l'americaine, as much as it could be considered happy the end in this movie, because it could not end as dark and gorry as the Korean one.
Some really negative vibes flying around about this one. Don't know why to be honest. Sure, it's not as good as the original, but so what? Was it a pointless remake? Not really. I found it to be a fairly entertaining and decent movie. No, it didn't break the mold... but, does every movie made reinvent the wheel? Hey, it's on Netflix so there you go. It's OK in my opinion.
Well, they tried and they failed. I'm wasn´t expecting anything that would trump the original but rather and decent take at least. In parts Lee keeps things in check but in the end it all falls apart and the tonality and consitency is utterly lost to the wind. There are some many creative choices here that just does not work. Brolin is good in the lead but Copley is atrocious. Banos score is what I'll remember.
It's refreshing to watch Spike Lee let go and have fun, minus the politics. This 2013 American remake is its own animal—cheeky, funny, brutal—so it's intriguing to read the backlash summarized simply as: "Dude, a remake of the South Korean 'masterpiece'? How dare they!" Sean Bobbitt's stylish cinematography pushes Lee's vision of depravity just far enough to remain real. Apparently, Lee had a much longer 140-min cut.