Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I SAW THE DEVIL (2010)
When a secret agent's (Byung-hun Lee) pregnant girlfriend is brutally raped and murdered by a psychotic serial killer (Choi Min-sik ), he takes off after the guy in an insane game of cat and mouse. Strange thing is the serial killer actually enjoys being the prey as much as he does being the hunter. He sees it as a test to prove how badass he really is.
Director Kim Jee-woon is really starting to make a name for himself and he probably has the greatest hit-to-miss ratio of any director ever! THE GOOD, THE BAD THE WEIRD; A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, A BITTERSWEET LIFE; THE QUIET FAMILY...everything he does is unique, beautifully photographed and fun to watch! I SAW THE DEVIL might not be a home run, but it's very enjoyable and very exciting. All the way up until the disappointing ending I was on the edge of my seat just trying to guess what kind of crazy shit was going to happen next. I never would have predicted the taxi scene in a thousand years!
Nudity, ultra-violence, great camerawork, lots of laughs, rape, murder, attractive females, torture, testicles crushed, blood all over the place, cannibalism, knives, guns, a turd...check it out! The sheer amount of psychotic violence and extreme anti-human behavior in this film makes I SAW THE DEVIL a perfect double-feature with EBOLA SYNDROME. "You want to bully me?"