I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil ★★★★

I have always gravitated towards revenge films due to there emotional simplicity, and the endorphin rush that the catharsis of revenge often brings. Revenge is the trope that most often works in movies for me. I love movies that can pull apart tripes like this. I Saw the Devil did a great job of this, stripping away the satisfaction of revenge and providing an interesting introspection on the concept. My only two problems with this film is that it is a bit long, with some scenes feeling unnecessary, and it’s themes already being explored although not as deeply in many Park Chan Wook projects. Had this movie been 20 minutes shorter and Park Chan Wook never made any movies this would be an easy five stars.

What are some of your revenge movies, or movies that deconstruct the revenge genre.

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