Oldboy

The story of the ad man Joe, which somebody has stolen and 20 years kept him in solitary confinement, not explaining his motives. So suddenly having once received freedom, Joe decides to find the one who arranged his kidnapping, and discovers that an unknown villain continues to torment him with hard questions. The pursuit of revenge leads him to a young sotsrabotniyets and a certain person in whose hands is supposedly the key to his salvation.

Director:
  • Spike Lee

Stars:
Release Date: 2013-11-27
IMDb icon 5.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $30,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $5,186,767
reviews
Meredith Hujsak
18 April 2014 | 09:28

The film is booed more to output rental, per attempt to copy the Asian "masterpiece" on  glossy Hollywood style.

Joseph Doucett — advertising agent with a solid experience that allows it periodically late for work even come in drunk. In the him "kleetsya" with clients job, in addition to the ex-wife calling to remind you about the little daughter, which, though occasionally in need of the father, but Doucett is all in parallel, it every night, gets drunk and forget bad that happened to them for day. And then one day, failing obviously a profitable business, it as always drunk, hanging the city, not yet "shut down". Waking up with a hangover, Joseph discovers that is a place that will forever change his life and world.

The American remake of the unloved audience only the reason that is a remake. Folded fate so that would not Korean pioneer, this picture would take its like to hire and society of film critics. She has been adopted by "Hurrah!". To be sure, just ask the opinions of those who look and not aware of the existence of the Asian version. Of course, there are among them are those who do not like, but it is connected will not that the film spike Lee "something has not held", or not that "the plot is weak," "heroes unsolved" and other tinsel, which hide behind the "fans" when not understood the film, and that this film just don't their type, not just like all thrillers with violent explicit scenes of violence. The low rating of the film exclusively concerned with the publicity of all the hard fans of Asian thrillers in their circles, the most of all convincing friends and strangers that viewing the us version — a waste of time. The consequence of this was that the stunning, high-quality picture of the spike Lee, with elegant script, an incredible story, and absolutely exquisite Polynom in the lead role was a fiasco, not even beginning their March, which promised to be a triumph. Comrades, be careful, share your opinions, you are not can you imagine the power of your words.

The film "Oldboy" 2013 release absorbs the viewer in its atmosphere with the beginning and not even think to let him go after its conclusion. You can be sure you will think about the film at least a couple of days, but and more. You will analyze, to remember, to admire a gorgeous black suit Brolin, it glasses, shoes, its brutal nature. In the end, spike Lee shot a film that will surprise viewers with its ending (unless of course that the viewer is not familiar with the primary source), and not time and may not two. Is it is not worthy of admiration? Many do movies our time rushing by on one breath, a lot of movies keep your opinion, not releasing any for a moment its entire duration? Many do movies you are striking? Fans guessing over the plot in viewing is dedicated to: you never guess what will the film "Oldboy" mark my word.

Spike Lee his honor is not dropped, removing the delightful movie, and not that is a remake, they must also be able to do. Josh Brolin, who scored for the role is very outstanding physical condition, completely outplayed his Korean counterpart, flaunting full movie in devilishly stylish garments and with incredibly manly, resolute face. It is important to note that even those who are American not like, recognized the skill and charisma Brolin. But back to the Director: why we called "the Director", and some — "spike Lee" (or Fincher, Tarantino, Nolan, and etc)? Because spike Lee does not remove, he creates, it is fully involved in the process of creating his creation, and specifically with regards to this movie, he knew Oldboy — is Brolin, and none other. And assume that insurance the failure of that spike expected, because the master was expecting the remake will be in the bayonets (since he "not the first married," of say, seen), and Josh — this is the one thanks to which the film will manage to the end even those who "the plot is not really like it." And so when such an actor is able to afford to get even a weak film, falls into the very good Thriller, yeah still in the title role, turns lethal the explosive mix that with the years will just get better, stronger. And when ten years old, the casual viewer, unfamiliar with Korean cinema by chance see "Oldboy 2013", it will appreciate this movie, it recognize the hand of the master, he added one of the best thrillers in its "Golden collection".

Allyn Tiphanie
06 February 2014 | 01:58

At the time, the original, of course, produced on me the impression. I think everybody who I watched the remake, I watched the original, because the person uninitiated here, to put it mildly, nothing to do. But I will compare the 2 paintings — case is ungrateful, and I love that.

So, rate same picture the independent work. And I'll start, perhaps, with the Director.

No, I of course, all you know, spike Lee — a cult figure in certain circles, especially among the black American population. Because in Russia it may be known according to 1-2 films, but for the uninitiated, I'll tell you straight — the Director is strong, with the vision. And for dedicated to then a lot of references to his work: poster wall room, L. Jackson's character, but these references in this picture is somewhat "not subject," the picture still do not about that.

The protagonist himself turned out to be kind of clumsy, emotionless. Too vile in the beginning, too Holy in the end. Particularly striking is that, Procida 20 years isolation meeting in him I encourage any impulses. And such small things too much — hurts the eyes. Hurts.

The plot will turn out unintelligible. In fact, all messed up the story's main villain. What is it? The propaganda of pedophilia and homosexuality, campaigning for new European values? Why was it necessary to remove such an abomination? In the end, the whole story revenge and the mistakes of the past in the story of a revenge-obsessed pervert with the infantile psyche, and protagonist is not made then nothing wrong with that.

Violent scenes painted on the computer graphics medium, and I love the graphics. The visual component I were also unhappy.

Summary: the Violence and perversion in this film is, and meaning You in the original.

3 of the 10

Gwendolin Veno
02 December 2013 | 01:08

Adman Joe Doucett cannot be called a model citizen — he's a bad husband, a bad father to his three year old daughter, yeah and is just tactless bastard with alapismeretek. And once he was dollarsa at pubs woke up in an unfamiliar hotel room. Amenities are included, feed for hours, but of release — the door tightly shut. To the same the TV told me that his wife killed by well and the daughter remained under the guardianship. Tormented by anger and grief, sat Joe in his cage for Canaries for 20 years. And then suddenly it released. Why? Why?

Before beginning of the era of solid sequels and remakes, in year of the Korean film "old Boy", Quentin Tarantino made him a good is in America and Spielberg one time wanted to put it Western version. Why — not understand the mentality of Western people a slightly different, second effect would not wait. It is clear that was by the filmmakers, who are the Golden egg raced for ten years, appointing in the end, "red" spike Lee.

Faced with the latest attempts to transfer Asian and European movies on their own continent, constantly you catch yourself on thought that is out of exceptional clowning. Even where she specifically harms the story. If "Sherlock Holmes", then the possessed fighter JIU-jitsu in a lady's dress, if "Apostates", that two minded fool, postavlyaemaya with regularly the head of the Irish mob quite to match. To the pores, the interpretation of spike copes with your hero, that can also be called the merit of James Brolin that there are sometimes produces hard nick Nolte. But it is perhaps only restrained praise in the address setting (Choi Min-Sik no one to beat), whereas everything else is a lot of controversy. The main characters in the last twenty years in the face of absolutely not change, although one another with hard to learn, the main character in the freedom to predictable acquires a bunch of fighting techniques (sports warm-up 10:0), interwoven social worker with your dirty help files and the main trump card of the film, the villains displayed some glamorous clowns calling in memory of a nightmare long "Day watch". Well as of these characters in the end to wait for some revelations?

What don't deny Spike, so in violence. Relishes guy is notable, for your entire black race, so to speak. Break through the head with a hammer, cut pieces of meat, seariver white Pets. It is known that is not was the purpose of the statement, but God for him, yeah and then do not resist more. Some episodes are quite capable to shake the nerves, but most of the key scenes are on surprisingly, very poorly implemented. Not going to rant, but let's say everyone knows the classic scene of Oldboy battle against a Horde of bandits with a hammer at the ready looks from beginning to end an artificial and false.

What to the main ideas, it is predictable, poorly implemented this movie, and not a small degree it is a result of past mistakes. Sensitive visible attempts to change the plot, but many things seem contrived and superfluous. Although, there are a positive thing. As and "the Departed", the authors still took the opportunity to think about the consequences of the plot, and made the only correct outcome. Commendable, but in the overall context of this role is not playing.

5 from 10

faq
How much has Oldboy made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $5,186,767.
How much did it cost to make Oldboy?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $30,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Oldboy?
This tv-show was directed by Spike Lee.
What is the genre of Oldboy?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Drama, Mystery.
Who starred in Oldboy?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli.
What is Oldboy IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 5.7.
When was Oldboy released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2013-11-27.