Oldboy is one hell of a movie. it’s a movie that’s characterized by surrealism, gritty violence and raw emotion. The theme is about revenge and the way it destroys one person. After viewing it, it left me silent for quite five minutes to contemplate on what I even have seen. it had been simply a masterpiece.
It has proved that Koreans are one among the foremost creative when it involves cinema. But mind you, this film isn’t for everybody . Especially for the weak at bottom . apart from revenge, it touches subject on incest also . Nevertheless, it’s a MASTERPIECE.
The acting is world-class during this film. Choi Min-sik and Yu Ji-tae were simply amazing as Oh Daesu and Lee Woo-jin respectively. Credit should even be given to Gang Hye-jung as Mido. The characters are given emotional depth that one could sympathize for. They weren’t simply categorized as either good or evil but they were allowed to feel raw emotion. The direction was also spectacular from Park Chan-wook. and therefore the soundtrack was mesmerizing.
This is definitely a must-see especially for people that love another quite entertainment. I could have given this a 11 out of 10 rating if only i’m allowed to.
With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.