Baby seems to have completely gotten over yesterday's little fall off the sofa. Her afternoon wasn't so enjoyable though; it seems that her teeth are giving her trouble again. So we gave her a dose of Pamol before popping her off to bed and putting the latest DVD on...
Old Boy is the other DVD I brought home last Friday, along with Kung Fu Hustle. Like the latter, Old Boy has been compared to Kill Bill. However, it seemed to me to be utterly different.
The base storyline was intriguing; a man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a non-descript hotel room for fifteen years, in isolation and not knowing why he's there. From the TV news he discovers that his wife has been murdered and he has been implicated. Then, he's suddenly released and supplied with a wallet full of money and a mobile phone. So he's got two aims: 1) find out who's responsible and ask him why, and 2) kill the bastard. Along the way he falls in love with a mysterious young woman he meets in a sushi restaurant who may or may not be involved in his incarceration.
First of all, if you're not into Tarantino-style violence then avoid it like a plague of Stars Wars prequels.
Secondly, if you've ever seen that Michael Douglas movie The Game, then you'll have an idea of the amount of convoluted manipulation going on in this story.
Thirdly, this movie has no sense of humour - it's all very, very dark and unsavoury.
Fourthly, I wonder why non-Hollywood sex scenes are so much more realistic (and hence, unattractive) than their Hollywood counterparts.
Old Boy was highly watchable, but it had that big yuck factor which I got while watching Anthony Hopkins' Titus (which, incidentally, I thought was a great film).