Everyone has their own sacred cattle when it comes to the ol' remake machine, but no one seems to think that an Americanized take on Oldboy could possibly measure up to the twisted wonder that is Park Chan-Wook's 2005 adaptation, as much as Will Smith and Steven Spielberg may want to try.

Before we delve into spoilers post-jump, let's set up the basic premise for those squeamish few of you that haven't yet endured this film for yourselves: Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is drunk on his daughter's birthday when he is kidnapped and trapped in a ratty hotel room with nothing but TV to watch and dumplings to eat... for fifteen years. After his escape and suicide attempts are interfered with, he is abruptly let loose, determined to find out who his captor was and why he was punished to such an extent.

And then things get screwy.
categories Horror