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The latest poster for Spike Lee's Oldboy keeps it simple

Jul. 19, 2013by: Niki Stephens
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There were definitely some mixed reactions to the trailer. A couple liked what they saw, but for the talk centered on whether the ending would play out as it originally did. I'd like to elaborate, however it wouldn't be fair to those who have not seen Park Chan-wook's original. You still have time to see it by the way.

A new poster has hit and it doesn't seem to scream "Wes Anderson" like the last one did. I didn't hate it either. This one is a little bit more up my alley. Despite how you feel about the new take on the film, at least the posters don't have floating heads.

OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

OLDBOY, starring Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, and Elizabeth Olsen opens October 25, 2013.

Source: GeekTyrant

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1:17PM on 07/19/2013

It's odd

Initially, I was very skeptical about this entire project out of fear it would be nothing more than a cheap imitation that would just avoid all the controversy of the Korean original. However, the trailer has made me ease up a bit and the poster above (as HohyleHaw noted) is very in line with the spirit of Oldboy. I'll definitely be seeing it opening night.
Initially, I was very skeptical about this entire project out of fear it would be nothing more than a cheap imitation that would just avoid all the controversy of the Korean original. However, the trailer has made me ease up a bit and the poster above (as HohyleHaw noted) is very in line with the spirit of Oldboy. I'll definitely be seeing it opening night.
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11:54AM on 07/19/2013

Now that looks to be in the spirit of Oldboy.

I remain cautiously optimistic about this movie, in part because I think Josh Brolin is arguably the best American actor they could have picked for the protagonist. Also, say what you will about Spike Lee, the man has style to his direction. It won't eclipse the original film. That's not even up for discussion as far as I'm concerned. But the trailer did enough to suggest some differences, whether they be red herrings or substantial alterations, we'll just have to wait and see.
I remain cautiously optimistic about this movie, in part because I think Josh Brolin is arguably the best American actor they could have picked for the protagonist. Also, say what you will about Spike Lee, the man has style to his direction. It won't eclipse the original film. That's not even up for discussion as far as I'm concerned. But the trailer did enough to suggest some differences, whether they be red herrings or substantial alterations, we'll just have to wait and see.
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