Stoker Cinema Review

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    1. The News Bot

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      A curious little psychological thriller, the first Western feature film from acclaimed Korean Director Park "Oldboy" Chan-Wook is part coming-of-age family drama and part gothic murder mystery, and is likely completely unlike anything you will ever have seen before.

      Whether or not it quite agrees with you is a different question entirely, however. Some may happily revel in the intensity of the piece, and curiously lap up its atypical stylisation; others may well feel that the man behind the superior Vengeance Trilogy has not been quite so successful in his transition to English-language features; that the film simply tries too hard; and that something has been lost in translation.

      Certainly, over time, it will likely go down as something of an unexpected curio and for those prepared to take a leap of faith into distinctive, uncharted territories, the intoxicating ride may well be worth it.

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      For me it was an early contender for worst movie of the year.
       
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      I think you're wrong about the writer. If it wasn't filmed so beautifully it would go down as the most awful turkey.
       
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      2013 hasn't been kind to Korean directors that have tried to cross over to Hollywood, has it?
       
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      Think the problem is that they choose to cross over with material written by other people. That said, I liked Stoker. A lot of that was down to the fantastic visuals and the score (I have the soundtrack CD for the car).
       

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