Good Universe, Vertigo Entertainment, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks,

Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Portnow, Lance Reddick, Rami Malek, Michael Imperioli, James Ransone, Max Casella

Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) was locked up for 20 years with no explanation. The suddenly he was released with only the thought of finding out who was responsible for locking him up and exact revenge on whoever it was. But the more he finds out, the more he realizes that he was just a pawn in a very elaborate game.

This Hollywood remake of an original Korean movie is a really suspenseful thriller. There are a few twists and turns, and the ending may or may not be obvious depending on how you think. I must admit, I didn’t see that coming. Josh Brolin is pretty decent in this role, and he does pull it off. There’s a lot of mystery and suspense and you have no choice to go along with him for the ride. I didn’t see the original, and of course, the haters feel the Hollywood version pales compared to the original. Since I didn’t see it, I can’t comment on that, but as a stand alone film, it’s not that bad. It is a twisted story, and rather difficult to watch, but it’s supposedly lots tamer than the original. It’s not for everybody, but it is a different kind of mystery and suspense story where a lot of bad things do happen.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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