Oldboy Review - WGTC

WGTC writes: Spike Lee’s Oldboy can’t hold a candle to Park Chan-Wook’s original masterpiece, but the sad fact is that many people probably had no idea the Korean original existed until Steven Spielberg announced his wishes to adapt the property. Lee’s remake gives mainstream audiences the opportunity to witness the jaw-dropping story of Oldboy, but to true cinema lovers, my recommendation is to stomach the subtitles and watch the much superior original incarnation. Lee tells the same exact story Park Chan-Wook does, but does so without the non-stop intensity, dynamite action, and brutally unforgiving storytelling. It’s a good thing his cast came full of passion, because without their want to give Oldboy justice, what a mess this watered-down thriller could have been.

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coolbeans2151d ago

This is around the score I expected.