Monday, June 30, 2014
Like I said, there are some slight differences in these two films but by and large they don't matter and each of the films stands on their own. They're both good meditations on vengeance and how it corrupts and fouls those who seek it. I recommend both. Spike's version is a little tighter and I like his ending better but the Korean version is over the top with and is stuffed with fantastical elements.
Coogan and Dench are terrific in this sweet film and I can't recommend it highly enough.