Old Boy (2013)

This is a remake of the original 2003 Korean masterpiece. This remake stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel Jackson and is directed by Spike Lee. The original is so good , gritty and violent. It was directed by Chan Wook Park. The lead actor (Min-sik Choi) in the original was absolutely riveting.

Both movies are about a man who is mysteriously kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 – 20 years. Who then is released to solve the mystery of his imprisonment and exact revenge. Spike Lee’s remake isn’t as good as the original. But it does hold up in its own way. The remake tells the story with a different take that does make it interesting to see. It’s a little gut wrenching and disturbing, just like the original.



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