Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Saw The Devil

If you're offended by extreme violence and have a weak stomach this one is definitely not for you! Directed by Kim Jee-woon I Saw The Devil was one of the most brutal, dark revenge films I have watched. The two lead actors Lee Byung-hun and Choi Min-sik from Oldboy took the movie to a whole other level. Both of there performances in this movie were down right amazing.
The movie starts out with Kim Soo-hyean's (Lee Byung-hun) fiancee stranded in her car in a snow storm. While she's waiting for a tow truck a stranger stops and offers her help. This turns out to be Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) who is actually a serial killer. He then brutally beats her in the head with a hammer, abducts and kills her. When Kim Soo-hyean finds out about his wife's murder this makes him loose his mind and do anything it takes to exact revenge on his wife's murderer.
When I first starting watching this it seemed like it was going to be another average revenge film. While it is still a revenge film the story is very well executed and it keeps you thinking. The movie it self is very dark, bleak, violent, and gory and it doesn't let up. The gore effects and cinematography in the film were well done too. I really enjoyed the hell out of this movie. It's very well done and it left me thinking and a little shocked for awhile after it was over. It's a little long clocking in at almost two and a half hours but for me there were no dull moments. If you enjoy happy movies were everything works out peachy in the end then this is not the movie for you. But if you are into dark movies that take your mind places it usually doesn't go then I highly recommend checking this out.

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