Film: "Oldboy"; Cast: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli, Max Casella, Rami Malek; Director: Spike Lee; Rating: ***
Director Spike Lee's "Oldboy" is a dramatic revenge saga of a man who is abducted and held captive for 20 years. It is a remake of the 2003 South Korean film of the same name, directed by Park Chan Wook.
The film starts off in an obscure Chinatown area in America. The unsteady camera before zeroing in on Joseph Ducet (Josh Brolin) an unimpressive advertising executive, pans to a placard that states, 'Guns don't kill, people do'. This lays the foundation of the mystery thriller.
The first few scenes establish Ducet as an absent and uncaring father and husband, a loser of an employee with bad business tactics and an alcoholic to the core.
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