Sunday, June 12, 2011


I'm watching a movie called Old Boy. Has anyone else seen it? I've watched this movie over and over. The key is to wait a few years between viewings so that you can recreate the visual and emotional effect of it. Basically it is about an average man that is kidnapped and locked in a room for 15 years. And then he is just...released. They tell him he has 5 days to get revenge on them.

It's a Japanese film and is in the Revenge genre which is one of my favorites. I love all of the Japanese revenge stories. I've recently learned that OldBoy is a manga. It's also a part of a series along with Sympathy for Mr. Revenge and Sympathy for Mrs. Revenge. The latter might be hard for some as it deals with mutilation/torture. But under the circumstances of the story, it wasn't difficult for me to watch at all.

If you haven't seen OldBoy, it's on Netflex as an instant view. I highly recommend it. And unfortunately, as much as I'd love to discuss the end of the movie with people that have watched it--that can't happen because it would ruin it for others. But I'm pretty sure I cried and got sick at the same time. It is a happily ever after...sorta, in a twisted, deviant, creepy way.

Loved it!!!!


  1. It's a south korean movie and not a japanese movie ^^

  2. My husband was stationed in Korea for a combined time of 2 years. I was going to get sent there but I had to turn down orders due to other obligations. With that said, he has a bit of an affinity for Korean films and culture. We watched this movie as soon as it was available. WE LOVED IT!! The ending is such a shocker and really unexpected. I was so happy to get away from the humdrum movies that....10 minutes in and you already know the ending.

  3. Saw it ages ago and have completely forgotten what it's about. I will watch it this weekend and let you know if I liked it the second time around.

    If I remember correctly it started a phase of me watching Asian movies. Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Um I not trying to be rude or anything but if you now know that it's a Korean movie and not a Japanese one, shouldn't you correct your post?

  5. I didn't think it was that big of a deal, that's why I didn't correct it.


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