86 – Oldboy (2003)

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you.Weep and you weep alone.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you.Weep and you weep alone.

For anyone who hasn’t seen Oldboy I’ll describe it simply.If you ever watched Big Brother it’s quite similar.But while one lasts about 60 days in Oldboy the guy is locked up for 15 years.Also while one is psychological and sadistic the other is a Korean film. Oldboy is about this guy in his 20’s who gets kidnapped one night while drunk.He’s then locked in a room for 15 years with no human contact.He doesn’t know why or who put him there but when he gets released he sets about finding out.There’s some great camera work and the whole look of the film is excellent.Even the animated title credits look great.As he tries to find out who put him there he has to beat up a lot of people.These fight scenes are something else.The single shot corridor fight sequence is one to look out for.In the end he finds out how and why and it’s a bit of a twist.But i will say something,the final scene where he gets hypnotised he’s a bit selfish and could have hypnotised to alter his memory in another way.If you watch it you’ll know what i mean.

IMDB RATING      –     8.3
MY RATING     –    8.6
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  A CORKER.THERE WAS 2 SCENES THAT MAKE ME CRINGE,DENTIST AND TONGUE CUTTING.

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