The original Oldboy, a South Korean film by Park Chan-wook released stateside in 2005, was a hyper-stylized, borderline operatic thriller featuring a towering turn by Choi Min-sik as a man abducted one day off the street, imprisoned for 15 years, and then mysteriously released, who must find out why he was held for so long and subsequently freed. The U.S. remake, directed by Spike Lee, sees Josh Brolin playing the title character with Elizabeth Olsen as his love interest. Problems abound in Lee’s adaptation, including eschewing Chan-wook’s beautiful cinematography for ugly lensing, having the protagonist be an unrelatable asshole to begin with, and having the villain, played by Sharlto Copley, be ridiculously camp. Yes, Brolin and Olsen are solid, and the film ups the violence quotient considerably, but the original movie’s conceit juxtaposing two wronged men’s disparate paths towards revenge is totally lost here. Go see the original.