Monday, April 09, 2007

The Rest of the Trilogy

So I watched the rest of the revenge trilogy that Oldboy is a part of. More great cinema, although I didn't like them nearly as much as Oldboy. What is great about all three is the ambiguity. It's very hard to find that amount of ambiguity in mainstream films. In the case of these movies, you are left thinking about the stories and characters long after the movie credits roll. By ambiguity, I mean that in the world of these movies, there are no black and white, you're-either-with-us-or-you're-against-us type of characters. Everyone is flawed, everyone comes across as sympathetic - just like the real world.

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