Oldboy – dilemmas and delicacies….

So I managed to see that new Korean flick Oldboy. Certainly a film to remember. It’s one of those flicks that leaves an enduring Big Question lingering in one’s mind – which is always a good thing as far as I’m concerned.

The question playing with me now is: Is it better to be punched, fucked and desecrated by an ugly, rancid, brutal truth, or is it instead preferable to live in blissful ignorance – in effect, live a lie?

The protagonist, upon discovering the former at the film’s climax, chooses the latter; on the one hand he could hardly be blamed for wanting to erase the memory, yet on the other….

I strongly urge all y’all on my friends list to check this one out if and when you can, so you get a better idea of what the hell I’m on about. I’d hate to spoil it for yaz!

On a more aesthetic, less cerebral note……

The fight scene in the corridor between Dae-Su (protagonist) and the thugs is genius, brutality and hilarity wrapped into one take; like watching a scrolling beat ’em up on screen – great cinematography!

And also…

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…I think I’m enraptured in desire…

Mmmm…Hye-Jeong Kang – one to watch (again and again)…


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3 Responses to Oldboy – dilemmas and delicacies….

  1. staxxy says:

    I will have to watch for this one for sure!!

  2. wetplants says:

    -.- these stupid communities… I didn’t even know you had a post out.

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