OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
Looks utterly faithful to Park Chan-wook’s 2003 original — right down to the camera angles. Not that there’s anything wrong with that as homage. But I like when new adaptations can deliver an additional twist to twist endings we already know to expect, so I’m holding out hope Spike Lee is able to give us a few extra yanks and zigzags like that.