MOTW: Spike Lee’s Oldboy (2013)
I just finished watching Spike Lee’s recent remake of Oldboy (2013) just released for purchase via iTunes (the way I viewed it).
Despite minor problems, Oldboy (2013) by Spike Lee is an honorable remake. One rich in experience, worthy of watching, that edifies its own existence.
I’ll get the problems with this film out of the way immediately: Budget, fight choreography, Art direction, lighting, and possibly one or two actors in less important roles. Aside from those minor complaints, the film is essentially (in this writer’s opinion), a masterpiece. And technically, all of those could possibly be pared down to one single reason:
The Budget of $30 million wasn’t sufficient to make a perfect version of this movie. Only, I don’t buy that excuse. At least, not unless all (or too many) involved have way too large paychecks for making this movie.
Rest of review will be forthcoming. (Translation: I hope to finish this later today.)
– Richard Harris