“Oldboy” (2013)

A total disaster, and a disgrace to the original film. It sports similarities to the original, only every attempt at recreation is clearly inferior, and any changes that it attempts are clearly not improvements. So why was this film even made if they weren’t going to tell this story in a different or new way? Nothing here is on par with or done better than the original. But this film’s problems do not stop at being an unnecessary remake. The acting is mostly atrocious, there is a failure to communicate ideas, character struggles and passage of time to the audience, the action is poor, the editing is terrible, the pacing is a disaster and Spike Lee’s directing choices range from baffling to painfully amateur.

Rating: 1/5

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