Reviews for Spike Lee's Oldboy are coming in

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#1 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27936 posts) -
#2 Posted by DaBrainz (7604 posts) -

Bummer it looked interesting. I had no idea it was a spike lee joint.

#3 Edited by shadowkiller11 (7945 posts) -

Expecting it to be poor so I'm not surprised. No need to remake Oldboy only to just compromise it and censor it for the American Audience.

#4 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20390 posts) -

hopefully there will be a director's cut or something.

#5 Edited by JML897 (33111 posts) -
notably, the one take hallway sequence was cut down into three shots.

Unless Spike Lee's version of that hallway sequence was really poorly done, I don't understand the thought process behind this at all.

#6 Posted by Aljosa23 (24300 posts) -

Not surprising considering the original isn't even that good.

#7 Edited by Hallenbeck77 (14258 posts) -

Has anyone seen ANY advertisements for this at all? I've yet to come across anything promoting this movie.

#8 Posted by JML897 (33111 posts) -

Has anyone seen ANY advertisements for this at all? I've yet to come across anything promoting this movie.

I've seen 2 commercials for it I think

#9 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27936 posts) -

Has anyone seen ANY advertisements for this at all? I've yet to come across anything promoting this movie.

I've been to the theater a lot this year and I have yet to see one preview. Haven't seen any posters, either.

#10 Posted by SaintLeonidas (25694 posts) -

Not surprised. Usually not a good sign when a review embargo is set to lift the day before a films release. Don't have any interest in this...wasn't even too fond of the original.

#11 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9270 posts) -

Spike Lee has a new movie?

#12 Posted by Masculus (2800 posts) -

Nobody asked for this. Screw remakes.

#13 Posted by lamprey263 (22430 posts) -

How in a remake can they take out one of the most memorable sequences, the epic hallway fight scene with the hammer...

#14 Edited by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Eh I read like 20 chapters of the manga and didn't think it was very good. Don't really care.

I wonder how something like Ichi the Killer would turn out if they tried for an American release haha.

#15 Posted by destinhpark (4700 posts) -

Well, the trailer looked awful, that's for sure. No surprise here.

The original Oldboy was fantastic. And I love me some Spike Lee. Just too bad.

#16 Edited by andyleigh (32 posts) -

@cain006 said:

Eh I read like 20 chapters of the manga and didn't think it was very good. Don't really care.

I wonder how something like Ichi the Killer would turn out if they tried for an American release haha.

Ichi yesssssssss! Although, wait, no. Don't remake it. It's perfect how it is!

#17 Posted by Aljosa23 (24300 posts) -

@cain006 said:

Eh I read like 20 chapters of the manga and didn't think it was very good. Don't really care.

Thankfully the manga has very little to do with the film besides the title and premise.

#18 Edited by chessmaster1989 (28952 posts) -

I'm not that surprised. I still have to watch the original.

I'm more interested in seeing Frozen this weekend.

#19 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

@Aljosa23: Oh. That's probably a good thing, in the manga the protagonist was waaay too powerful. It's the main thing I didn't like about it.

Ichi yesssssssss! Although, wait, no. Don't remake it. It's perfect how it is!

I've never actually seen the movie, I read the manga. I have no idea how they would make it into a movie... a lot of crazy shit went down in it.

#20 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (16977 posts) -

Totally deserved. No reason to remake such a phenomenal movie as the original, especially considering the original is not that old and doesn't have any facets of it that are outdated....

It is simply not the type of movie that needed to be coming out in theaters here. I don't think the general public are going to be up for a movie like this. Those of us who would have had any interest likely have already seen the original. It isn't exactly a hard movie to find as it has been sold at FYE for years now...

At least we still have the original film which is classic, along with the awesome "sequel" Sympathy For Lady Vengeance!

#21 Posted by XenoLair (4755 posts) -

Because everything has to be remade for some reason. All remakes ever made can suffer bad reviews but they just won't stop making them. Wen I want Old Boy, Ill watch the original. I see absolutely no reason to go watch a remake.

#22 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

I'll probably watch it.

#23 Posted by RedEyedMonster8 (1158 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

Not surprising considering the original isn't even that good.

Cool Story bro.