Spike Lee is remaking the movie "Oldboy"

July 11, 2013 @ 16:20:25 PM
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The trailer for the Spike Lee version:





I've been a big fan of the 2003 Korean version, I'm curious to see how Spike Lee's version compares:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae83Rml5Vww


Here's the original manga that the two movies are based on: http://www.mangahere.com/manga/old_boy/c001/

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July 11, 2013 @ 17:54:34 PM
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Why does Hollywood do this?
July 11, 2013 @ 18:18:39 PM
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Why does Hollywood do this?
Money

That fight scene in the trailer is cut up but already looks wack lol 

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July 11, 2013 @ 18:47:37 PM
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i dont like the remake already

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July 11, 2013 @ 19:17:26 PM
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OP u r hella late lol
July 11, 2013 @ 20:52:30 PM
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Looks bad but will watch for Brolin and Jackson
July 11, 2013 @ 21:44:52 PM
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this is clearly not for people who have seen the original, but then it's like, if they haven't seen the original, and they see this first, they miss the surprise of the original. even if they see it later, it'll be diminished
July 11, 2013 @ 21:45:27 PM
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the hell is oldboy??????

that trailer looks dope though
July 11, 2013 @ 22:40:28 PM
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looks like they already fucked up the entire plot of the original movie lol
July 11, 2013 @ 23:34:36 PM
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Too americanized.

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July 12, 2013 @ 00:39:22 AM
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Fucking garbage.  Spike Lee sucks.

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July 12, 2013 @ 01:02:27 AM
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why do white people hate on spike lee movies, when all his movies have been hits

name one bad spike lee movie,matter of fact name more then one and I bet I call bullshit
July 12, 2013 @ 02:19:53 AM
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ill check it out but the og one is too classic
July 12, 2013 @ 02:21:14 AM
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Idk whats the big deal , Spike Lee cant do any wrong in my eyes. Ill watch both verisons .

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July 12, 2013 @ 03:04:03 AM
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Idk whats the big deal , Spike Lee cant do any wrong in my eyes. Ill watch both verisons .
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July 12, 2013 @ 04:08:05 AM
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Idk whats the big deal , Spike Lee cant do any wrong in my eyes. Ill watch both verisons .
There's literally no point, in terms of artistic integrity. That's how I see it. 

What is Spike Lee gonna add to it all? This is just Oldboy for Americans who don't wanna watch the Korean version. 

I get that it's an adaptation and all that but it just seems pointless (Except for the $$$ to be made).

It reminds me of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake, why was that done as well? Were people too lazy to just watch the original? More original ideas is more welcome than taking ideas from foreign films and adapting it to be fit for Westerners.
July 13, 2013 @ 00:17:35 AM
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I hope they don't touch Lady Vengeance, it was by far the best of the Vengeance trilogy.

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July 13, 2013 @ 01:55:32 AM
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it's cool to see older movies like this updated, but i hate how everyone has to americanize everything. These directors are just in it for the money and to basically already have the storyline written out for them.. I wish there was more originality in film making these days. take a chance every once in a while
July 14, 2013 @ 22:25:58 PM
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Its not that old tho its was made 10 years ago.
July 17, 2013 @ 17:27:14 PM
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Nothing to see here guys, just a money grab.

At least Battle Royale will stay untouched, since people will think it's a rip off of Hunger Games.
July 17, 2013 @ 22:46:33 PM
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I can tell must of you guys are young

don't you know pretty much every movie out is a rip off of something, hell I can tell you 3 movies off top that George lucas stole from to create star wars. Nothing is original.

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July 18, 2013 @ 01:23:21 AM
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I can tell must of you guys are young

don't you know pretty much every movie out is a rip off of something, hell I can tell you 3 movies off top that George lucas stole from to create star wars. Nothing is original.
This isn't inspiration though, this is a straight up remake. This isn't Lucas taking basic plot and character archetype from Kurosawa. This is Hollywood redoing Let the Right One In just two years after release, when it had some decent buzz. Directors used to take a basic idea, theme or plot and re-envision it; make it there own. Now it's just straight up cookie-cutter remakes. There's little art to it, it's just a scientific formula.

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July 18, 2013 @ 03:53:38 AM
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Why does Hollywood do this?
because people keep giving them money for this. i think the bigger questions is, why do audiences enjoy this?
July 18, 2013 @ 04:01:15 AM
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I can tell must of you guys are young

don't you know pretty much every movie out is a rip off of something, hell I can tell you 3 movies off top that George lucas stole from to create star wars. Nothing is original.
This isn't inspiration though, this is a straight up remake. This isn't Lucas taking basic plot and character archetype from Kurosawa. This is Hollywood redoing Let the Right One In just two years after release, when it had some decent buzz. Directors used to take a basic idea, theme or plot and re-envision it; make it there own. Now it's just straight up cookie-cutter remakes. There's little art to it, it's just a scientific formula.
i think the guy is referring to that "everything is a remix" video on youtube where they show EXACT shots and storyboards that lucas ripped off from other movies for star wars. that's more than adapting basic themes. lucas just took little bits from here and there and put it together in a way that could be considered "scientific" instead of "artistic".

anyways, there is some creativity required to adapt a remake. even the shot for shot 90's remake of Psycho required some artistry. when they filmed the shower scene, im sure they had many takes of the same thing which exactly mirrors the original. but gus van sant still had to pick one, and for a reason. that's art. 
July 19, 2013 @ 16:25:09 PM
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I can tell must of you guys are young

don't you know pretty much every movie out is a rip off of something, hell I can tell you 3 movies off top that George lucas stole from to create star wars. Nothing is original.
Different scenarios altogether.
July 25, 2013 @ 21:26:21 PM
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Some of these shots in the trailer look straight out of the Korean version. I'm wondering how they're going to recreate the hallway fight
July 26, 2013 @ 19:12:16 PM
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I think they will tone down the hallway fight a lot
July 27, 2013 @ 13:08:57 PM
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