Why did I watch a Vengeance Trilogy film thinking it would not be traumatizing ?
"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind" : this is the movie equivalent of this misattributed quote. Compared to so many films, vegeance here is just an endless destructive path with no satisfaction or relief in the end, just broken people.
Bolstered by strong performances and fantastic camerawork, Sympathy for Mr Vengeance overcomes a sometimes slow pace to create a true feel-bad movie, which just leaves you with a small taste of dread in the end. The only drawback is that this dry portrayal of vengance makes it harder to really care about the main characters.
Still Park's "weakest" out of the 4 I've seen so far but when this is a lesser film in a filmography you know you're in front of a top-tier director.
In short, a great tragedy.