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Oldboy

25 Apr

“OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OLDBOY!!!”

That was me for months before seeing this movie. I had heard so much about it. “One of the best films of the decade!” they said. “Such brilliant twists!” they said. “Asian cinema!” they said. “HAMMER FIGHT!!!” they said.

HAMMER FIGHT!!!

Fun fact: This was the image chosen to be featured in the main menu of the DVD, and the selector icon for each menu within is in the shape of a hammer. I found this to be highly amusing.

Indeed, there are many reasons to geek out about this film.

BUT IS IT WORTH THE HYPE?

In a word: yes.

In several:

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