Tonight in Cinemas: Oldboy, Philomena, Frozen, Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Pick a Winner?
Plenty in the way of options tonight, so what'll it be? Oldboy? Philomena? Hunger Games?
Thanksgiving weekend represents a real mix of genres should you venture out to the pictures. From animated Disney musical action in Frozen, to hyper-violent revenge seeking in Oldboy, there’s truly something for everyone. But what are you going to pick? Well we can start by ruling something out: Oldboy.
Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in Oldboy
Spike Lee seems to have missed a trick with this remake of the South Korean cult classic, which sees a man trapped for several years without explanation, only for his revenge trip to be colored by further torment. Josh Brolin stars, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, but despite an admittedly impressive cast, the film falls short on many levels.
“Much of the dialogue is stilted (several scene are laughable) and the melodrama feels unmoored without the lurid, baroque atmosphere of Park's film -- which, after all, was kind of the whole point,” say the Associated Press. 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. Don’t bother.
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