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polkablues

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Reply #60 on: December 01, 2013, 07:09:41 PM
I hate to just throw busy work at polka, but I would really like to see some 'updated' Spike Lee posters



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Reply #61 on: December 01, 2013, 11:29:39 PM
Haha, wow. that's great on so many levels, but I love how pissed Danny Ailleo is at the lone patron.
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Reply #62 on: December 02, 2013, 10:07:24 PM
The original Oldboy had a stylization in the visuals and acting that elevated the revenge/film noir aspect of the film. For the most part the remake goes for a grittier style that renders the film rather lifeless. The original had some great touches, like the octopus scene, that were not only fun to watch, but illustrated Oh-Dae-Su's craving to feel something alive, after being alone (and eating nothing but dumplings) for 15 years.

Sharlto Copley isn't a particularly menacing, or even interesting, villain in this. He's a rather generic rich guy with a British accent, without the fiendishness of the villain in the original.

One thing I did like in the remake was that it did a better job of hiding the big twist with the daughter. When I first saw the original I pretty much immediately guessed that the girl was Oh-Dae-Su's daughter, but with the remake I wondered if they even retained that twist.

Overall this was a perfunctory and pointless film. Spike should have gone balls-out with this, but it's just some hack-for-hire shit.


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Reply #63 on: December 03, 2013, 04:19:26 AM
HOW WOULD YOU HAVE GUESSED THAT RIGHT AWAY YOU SICK BASTARD
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Reply #64 on: December 03, 2013, 05:11:50 PM
HOW WOULD YOU HAVE GUESSED THAT RIGHT AWAY YOU SICK BASTARD

That's usually my guess whenever there's a sex scene.