Movie Review: Stoker
tyluke wrote this review 3 years ago
Stoker is director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy & Lady Vengeance...) English language debut. Well worth the wait. He brings a style that is reminiscent of early 60's thrillers to life with Stoker. It is both beautiful and disturbing in nature. In the way of Hitchcock he takes a simple coming-of-age story of a 17 year old girl (Mia Wasikowska) turning into a women of 18 and wraps it into a evil coming alive and ready to unleash on the world ride along that keeps you wanting more. Park is a very stylistic director using visuals and imagery to make his points. The screen play is amazingly written, leaving a lot of interpretation, it does not answer all the plot questions so it leaves that up to the viewer. Please do yourself a favor before watching Stoker, forget that Director Park's nickname is "Mr. Vengeance" . You will be disappointed if you are expecting the action-packed, exploding scenes you are used to with Park. This is an escape for him and it is well worth the time to watch.