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die hard is a xmas movie | by maryann johanson

Oldboy trailer: because people don’t want to read subtitles

I have not seen the original South Korean film, and I doubt I’ll have time to now before I see this one. So I have no pony in this race. But even though I grudgingly accept the reason that studios keep remaking foreign films (ready-made marketing + no need to “read” the movie), I don’t get why someone like Spike Lee would be involved. Whatever you think of his films, you can’t say he’s ever been a hack. He’s always gone his own way and spoken with his own voice. So why the hell is he covering someone else’s vision?

This question will remain even if the movie is amazing.


US/Canada release date: Nov 27 2013 | UK release date: Dec 6 2013
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