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    Reader comments on Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    Subject: Re: A Sad And Gruesome Art Work
    Date: Apr 30, 2004
    Sender: AndyPrevious | Next

    I loved it because it is so "Korean." It resembles all the tragic events that happens in Korea for last couple of decades. Crimes such as murder, kidnapping, stealing, raping, etc you name it, it's all there. It reflects on true events and show how cruel the world is. Also this movie would not please the Western audience because of its lack of character development with no beginning or end of the story, but that's so "Asia." It makes the movie more ambiguous. If you read a lot of "Asian" literature or novels, you will have no problem with this movie, but not for Western audience.

    I loved this movie from beginning to the end. It is truly a MASTERPIECE!!!

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    A Sad And Gruesome Art Work

    This is one film that can be rightfully acknowledged as an art. It's visuals are spectacular and even with such a minimal use of music and its graphic depictions of violence, it still maintains its sad and ambitious tone. The acting is superb with all the three leads performing admirably. I was most surprised with Bae Doo Na whom I've never really thought of as a great actress until viewing her fantastic performance in this movie. This film is clearly not for everyone because of its graphic depictions of violence. Some are actually off screen but with some of the gruesome results displayed, anyone can get a clear but downright sick idea of what had just occured. Such an example is the final ten seconds of the film, which I will leave the viewer to see for himself. Then again, many scenes in this movie are extremely sad and this depiction of an unhappy society is bound to disturb many viewers. The one thing I admired most about this work of art was the way the camera would focus on one particular everyday object and get some emotional impressions out of it. the camera also hardly moves during a scene, leaving it up to the brilliant actors to pull everything off. This is definately one of the most interesting movies I've seen for a long time and I recommend it to viewers who would not mind the extreme depictions of brutal violence and the sad overtone of the entire film. This is an extremely impressive work by Park Chan Wook.

    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