12.14.2005

OldBoy

Okay, for those of you who like movies(pretty much everyone). You should check out OldBoy. It's a delightful Korean movie released in 2002 about a man who's been imprisoned by an unknown captor and spends the rest of the film finding out the mystery. Our hero, Oh Dae-Su, is trapped in... basically, a one room apartment with an attached kitchen and bathroom... for fifteen years. Periodically in his humble home, he falls asleep to the soft whisper of valium gas, and is changed and groomed. During the fifteen years, he's got a lot to think about shit. Instead of going insane like most normal people, he manages to keep his shit together watching television, training, and keeping in mind one thing: revenge. One month from completing his tunnel to the outside world, Oh Dae-Su is gassed then released at an unknown location, ready to start his quest for revenge, me hearties. argh.

Anyway, the cinematography in this movie is excellent. There's plenty of pretty, hard-to-get shots and such for any filmaker to be impressed. Plus, the CG they used actually looks good and is well matted throughout the movie. The action in this movie is also incredibly realistic; one scene consists of one continuous 3 minute shot of our happy hero working his way through at least a score of anonymous bad guys. Classic.

Oh, and for you must-have-a-reason-for-everything people, the only sex seen in the movie is completely essential to the plot... even if it wasn't, who cares.

So, after watching this movie, I realized that most other countries produce much better films than the U.S., thanks to our friend capitalism. There's some other Korean films I'll probably check out soon and review on this silly blog, A Tale of Two Sisters and Audition.

Chief p00fta.

Does anyone actually read this thing?
If so, we'll keep posting.
Just get back to us.

8 Comments:

At 12/15/2005 10:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read it, but you never update it. You should update it more, and you'll get more readers.

 
At 12/16/2005 12:16:00 AM, Blogger p00fta said...

you should tell who you are when you write.

 
At 12/19/2005 02:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why? Would you craft your response differently? Would you change the content of the blog? I want you to do your thing, not make your thing into something that you think suits me. Then, if I like it, I'll read it. If not, I won't. C'est la vie!

 
At 12/21/2005 10:59:00 AM, Blogger p00fta said...

You're absolutely right! I already know everything i could possibly talk about on this blog, SO I'm not going to even write anymore!!! If no one else reads, then who gives a fuck.
Thanks anonymous asshole for saving me a lot of time.

 
At 12/29/2005 10:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa. Lots of misdirected anger there. Prick.

 
At 12/29/2005 06:13:00 PM, Blogger p00fta said...

Actually it was the use of irony and sarcasm to prove a point. I think we may need to disallow comments to keep people from voicing their unwanted opinions from now on.

 
At 12/30/2005 12:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The point of a blog is to write down your thoughts. So, write them down. If your blog strikes a chord with people, they'll read it and pass it along. Write. Keep writing. See what happens. Or stop, if you don't want to write anymore. Whatever.

And what about the rest of the bloggers here? Have they quit?

 
At 1/05/2006 02:03:00 PM, Blogger p00fta said...

I think so, it's tough to get this crowd entusiastic about anything.

 

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