One 'Oldboy' (maybe two) too many

November 29, 2013 8:03 AM

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One 'Oldboy' (maybe two) too many

Spike Lee's superfluous duplication of Oldboy brings to mind Samuel Johnson's famous 18th-century witticism, likening a woman preaching to a dog walking on its hind legs: "It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all."

Was anyone really crying out for an English-language version of the nasty 2003 aboriginal? Korean director Chan-wook Park's sick, savage revenge saga translated all too vividly with subtitles alone.

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