Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance & Oldboy

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Post by Latte Thunder » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:57 pm

Fucking awesome, Kim! I saw the trailer for it a few months ago but never thought that it would ever play in the states. I don't know anywhere even remotely near me that plays Bollywood stuff. I at first thought that it would be typically Bollywood and that hallway fight scene would turn into a five minute long one-take song and dance, but I've read on Twitch Film that it is entirely without any musical numbers.
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Post by Kimberly » Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:55 pm

So the twist is entirely different...

And while there's no traditional Bollywood musical dance numbers... there's 3 (least that's what I counted) musical montages... the fried dumpling montage was my favorite one...

Hella funny... and yet I wonder if this is a preview of things to come... meaning the Hollywood remake of it and the whole twist being changed...
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Post by Chris Slack » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:35 pm

Latte Thunder wrote:I watched Sympathy For Lady Vengeance last week and I've had ample time to think it through.


Just got done watching it and agree with you wholeheartedly. The last section was particularly riveting. While not quite as good as Old Boy I thought it was much better than ...Mr Vengeance and I will probably have to watch it a few more times to soak it all up.
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Post by Kimberly » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:52 pm

Latte Thunder wrote:I just watched Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and while I didn't like it nearly as much as Old Boy or Joint Security Area, I did think it was a good movie. It seemed like the experiment leading up to his masterpiece. Sympathy is just as lyrical as Old Boy, but not nearly as polished. It does have all the Chan Wook Park signatures, though.

There's some very clever storytelling going on there.


Finally watched it last night...

LOVED IT! Very heavy movie though... I actually turned it off for about 30min to just take a moment and regroup...
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