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October 13, 2013
New Poster for Spike Lee’s Oldboy
— Posted by Andrea Lestrange
So, Spike Lee’s Oldboy is a film we have been anticipating for a while – and it is due for release this November! A remake of Chan-wook Park’s 2003 Korean film, it looks like it will be pretty damn good with Josh Brolin taking the lead, with performances from Samuel L Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen and Michael Imperioli. Check out the new poster below:
Now this poster is pretty artistic and dark – the reverse of the earlier poster we saw. Here Brolin means business – he’s suited and booted with his hammer in tow, clenched fist, with a face oozing with revenge and hate. It seems natural. In the trailer we see him break free from a chest in the middle of a field, exposed to natural light for the first time in 20 years, squirming. Now, that part of the trailer was great – intense with a mix of emotions, however this does not reflect in the older poster, shown below. It’s a little forced and unnatural, glasses on MIB style, an angry clump of grass in his hand, raring to jump out and seek revenge. What one are you feeling the most?
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