Sunday, April 25, 2010
Oldboy is a South Korean film, and not being familiar with such films beforehand, I wasn't quote sure what to expect prior to viewing it. However I'm glad I did, because the end result is a very captivating and unique film unlike any I've ever seen; it's incredibly brutal and hilarious at the same time, which is a very unusual pairing (but mostly brutal). I'm not speaking in terms of Shaun of the Dead or anything like that either, which is a (awesome) comedy with over-the-top gore. This film has moments that even made me want to cringe at times, and admittedly, I did.