Saw Spike Lee’s “adaptation” of Oldboy yesterday, expecting to be disappointed, but came out of the theatre simply furious. It’s one thing to try and fail, but Spike Lee’s efforts on this film were simply lazy, so lazy. (SPOILERS)
Spike Lee’s adaptation is to the original what the synopsis on the back of a book is to the actual novel. The literal story is there, with most of the events and characters, but it lacks good story-telling, emotion, and the whole spectrum of qualities. This is my list of all the golden nuggets that Lazyboy Lee missed out on by being a lazy slob.