"So did you like Speed Racer?"
"I guess yeah"
"Well I like it a lot"
"I could tell"
"I mean, what do you call those screen transitions? And the COLOR! And how, instead of showing the race as a traditional left to right, they're creative and show it, like, as-"
"Nick, I know, you don't need to get into it."
It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.
There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…