Spike Lee’s Oldboy marks a symbolic transition for Korean cinema as it will probably be the last of a rush of Korean New Wave remakes that once enamored Hollywood.
2013 also marks the English-language debut of three contemporary Korean masters: Chan-wook Park (Stoker), Jee-woon Kim (The Last Stand), and Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, coming later this year). Kim Ki-duk’s Pieta also got a modest release.
I see this as another chapter in the story of Dae-su, Park and Korean cinema. No hate!