Friday, February 25, 2005

He's an expert at hammer fighting

If you are interested in plumbing the limitless depths of human cruelty, might I recommend the Korean film Old Boy?

Don't get me wrong, the movie's worth seeing, if only for a simply remarkable fight sequence shot all in one take that involves one guy versus a throng of enemies in a crowded hallway. But man, is it depressing! It's the sort of movie where a fifteen-year imprisonment by faceless captors is merely phase one in a complicated revenge scheme. I mean, what's the lesson here? What are we meant to take away from the film? That human beings are shitty?

Still, it's really cool to see a guy whale on hordes of enemies with his trusty hammer.


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