Tuesday, February 9, 2010
SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (2002)
The king of Korean cinema for the last 10 years has been Chan-Wook Park. This is the 1st movie in his "vengeance" trilogy. Which exists as a trilogy only because of similar themes in the individual movies rather than one continuing storyline. I think this one might be my favorite of all 3. OLDBOY might have some more shocking things going on but this one doesn't seem to drag in parts like that one does for me. The main thing I like about this is there aren't really any clear cut characters to root for. Just like in life things are very gray when it comes to moral decisions. Is the moral of the story that vengeance leads to more suffering? Maybe, but doesn't the end scene kind of contradict that? Sorta. Anyway this is the movie I'm going to if I wanna see some serious revenging goin on just for the organ donation scam slaughter scene alone it's worth watchin.
"Defeat the communists! The way for Korea is victory! Dismantle the conglomerates! Drive out U.S. Army! Destroy the new liberalism that ruins the lives of the people!"