A boorish man is kidnapped and help prisoner for 15 years, only to be suddenly released with no explanation. He seeks brutal revenge on his captors, whoever they may be.
Directed by Park Chan-wook
Starring Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, and Kang Hye-Juung
Initial review by JR Peters
The rest of the movie does not disappoint at all. Dae-su Oh appears to be completely insatiable in his quest for vengeance even at points willing to throw away his relationship with his new found love Mi-do. The relationship between Dae-su Oh and Mi-do is shown to burn with the white-hot intensity of one thousand burning suns. This would make sense considering he’s been locked up and she’s probably 25 and having her first love. The actors portrayed this well. Showing the need for vengeance pulling him one way and the need for love pulling him in the opposite.
The climax is absolutely insane. It puts almost all climaxes I can remember to shame. The only problem I have with the movie is the there are 2 scenes that I found to be needless.
Real Fights with basically no CGI
I’m giving this an A-.