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  •  READER COMMENTS

    Reader comments on Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    Subject: Re: Old Boy
    Date: Aug 17, 2006
    Sender: mikeCPrevious

    i actually thought SYMPATHY was much better than the extremely flawed OLDBOY, which, in the end, just piled contrivance on contrivance to come up with a conclusion that was highly unsatisfying (a true shame considering the fantastic set-up). SYMPATHY was much more gritty and minimalist. it presented a character in a bad situation, and let the dominos fall. there was no sudden "revalation" or "dug up memory" to pull the plot this way or that- instead it was the inevitable pull of fate, spurned by, yes, revenge, that fueled this film. i found it very compelling. OLDBOY left me visually impressed but otherwise disappointed.

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    Old Boy

    Park chan wook's newest movie Old Boy is a tour de force, it is a masterpiece. Park is simply put, a brilliant director. If you watched JSA or Sympathy and was impressed, then be prepared to be blown away by Old Boy.






    Comment index:

  • A Sad And Gruesome Art Work   from Dawn, Jan 14, 2004
  • Re: A Sad And Gruesome Art Work   from Andy, Apr 30, 2004
  • Re: A Sad And Gruesome Art Work   from Uezze, Feb 16, 2005
  • Old Boy   from Jonas, Mar 5, 2004
  • » Re: Old Boy «   from mikeC, Aug 17, 2006
  • A Sad And Gruesome Art Work   from Dawn, Jan 14, 2004
  • Re: A Sad And Gruesome Art Work   from Andy, Apr 30, 2004
  • Re: A Sad And Gruesome Art Work   from Uezze, Feb 16, 2005
  • Old Boy   from Jonas, Mar 5, 2004
  • » Re: Old Boy «   from mikeC, Aug 17, 2006