Oldboy, with Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen & Samuel L. Jackson. Director, Spike Lee. Exceptionally done, though I’m not usually a fan of Lee’s works. I dearly love films which verge on the supernatural, but stay in the here & now. In our own, usual reality.
Brolin is credible as someone incensed that he’s been detained for 20 years in near isolation, within a repetitive environment. I do believe his bulldog physique & ramrod acting style is one of my favorites. His no-nonsense demeanor contrasted sharply with Copley; whose elegant & changeable, character-acting brilliance is on full display.
The film is simply done & draws on several modis operandi, including Kung Fu & various stop-&-visualize, profiling detective film & TV series methods.
I liked it & was extremely entertained & shocked, at times. Enjoying the up close & in your face cinematography. Therefore; I do recommend this movie for viewing.