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Old 09-27-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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OldBoy (2013 Remake)-Trailer #2 (HD) Samuel L. Jackson - YouTube

I just don't know how Hollywood's version can top the original Korean movie. I'm kinda curious what they going to do. Any thoughts? I thought Hollywood did a decent job remaking Infernal Affairs but yeah, still like the original better.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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OldBoy (2013 Remake)-Trailer #2 (HD) Samuel L. Jackson - YouTube

I just don't know how Hollywood's version can top the original Korean movie. I'm kinda curious what they going to do. Any thoughts? I thought Hollywood did a decent job remaking Infernal Affairs but yeah, still like the original better.
Spike Lee showed us he can do thrillers with The Inside Job. Oh, and just the fact that he brought Sam Jackson into this one, makes it appealing. He did give Sam his career in Do The Right Thing!

I saw the original and think with the references to 9/11 and Obama....this one might be a contender!

I personally think Spike is a jerk, but he can deliver a great movie! He just needs to keep his mouth shut.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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Remakes are sometimes a double edge sword, especially if people already saw the original. I am curious what they are going to do for this remake's ending. If they kept the ending the same, people will be like ehhh? Just a copy cat, might as well watch the original. If they pulled something completely different, it must have the same kind of effect as the original or it's a huge let down.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:14 PM
 
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I thought Oldboy was an okay film. I wish two scenes were cut out. Loud mouth Samuel L. Jackson scene where he is getting his throat cut and the fighting scene with all the thugs. If those two scenes weren't in there it would have been better.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:53 AM
 
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haven't seen the new one, but from what I've heard, it doesn't hold a candle to the original.

There are so many good Korean thrillers out there, its only a matter of time before Hollywood makes more copycat failures.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:40 PM
 
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haven't seen the new one, but from what I've heard, it doesn't hold a candle to the original.

There are so many good Korean thrillers out there, its only a matter of time before Hollywood makes more copycat failures.

Yeah. I heard Hollywood is already going to remake New World, a Korean drama about undercover cop and organized crime. I hope it live up to it the Korean version. Last time Hollywood did a remake from Asia about organized crime and undercover cop, it turn out pretty well...The Departed.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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could not even make it through the entire movie
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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Everyone is droning on in different reviews about how much better the original Korean version is. A long time ago I started to watch the original and I turned it off about 20 min into it. The bad acting, horrible horrible dubbing... couldn't take it.

I forgot about that movie and just recently watched the American remake and found it to be a pretty good film. I too thought some of the fight scenes went on a little long and they could have trimmed a few places, but overall I was entertained.

The reviews said how much more disturbing the original version is, IDK.... I think this was more of a mystery/horror movie and the original was supposed to be more of a visceral horror movie....
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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I like Old Boy. There were two scenes that didn't belong in there. Of course with the Samuel L. Jackson getting his throat cut and the fighting scene. The movie is indeed twisted. I like it and Josh Brolin did a good job. Welcome back.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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Saw the new one, I thought it was okay. Original was definitely better tough.

The new version took out the very last scene from the Korean version, which I thought was one of the best parts of the movie.

Another movie I could see Hollywood going after is "I Saw the Devil." It was even better than Oldboy, and the original Korean main character in Oldboy is the bad guy in I Saw the Devil. It was a terrific movie, and I could definitely see HOllywood remaking that one.
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