The ending wasn't shocking to me, it was what I expected. It was just the premise that he could get away with it because of the lack of evidence was interesting for me. The action is questionable but it's more of a hands-on grab whatever I can find to hit the other guy with sort of action, which isn't too implausible. Did it feel over-drawn, yes, does that warrant skipping the movie, not to me. It was better than the mindless slasher gore kidnap movies I've watched in the past. Then again, it's subjective hehe because it's an opinion ^_^. I'd recommend I Saw The Devil totally over this.NightCrawler said:This movie pissed me off immensely. So prepare for a rant. Never again will i be fooled by imdb ratings of less known movies. It's got to a point where every foreign/asian movie is highly recommended just because it's foreign and it isn't Transformers.
Please, anyone, save your two precious hours.
Actually what you described was the best part of the movie, the premise, the rest is a contrived suck fest. It's the most stupid thriller i've seen, with the most vapid, idiotic characters put to screen, with actions as dumb and moronic as it gets. Everyone that recommended me this movie deserves to be slapped in the face repeatedly. Yes, people will point out how shocking the ending was. It isn't, it's retarded, absurd, it's phony and it's the most hollywood type ending a foreign film could have. Completely implausible and it happens just to pull your emotional strings.
Everything that happens in this movie is badly fabricated and filled with highly unconvincing situations, in what promised to be a "realistic thriller" based on a true story.
There are worst movies out there for sure, but this one, for it's pretentiousness, just angered me to no end.
Fuck this movie in the ass.
If you want to watch inept korean police done right, watch the masterpiece that is Memories of Murder.
Don't. Another shitty movie from Miike that everyone creams about. But now with a bigger production. Paper thin characters/plot, mindless action all the time.
As much as i love some Miike movies, the guy hasn't done anything worthwhile since Izo.
13 Assassins ... was underwhelming, very underwhelming except for a few scenes here and there. The introduction of the characters felt over-drawn and the dialogue at the beginning didn't leave enough room to gasp the situation that they made such a big deal of. The action scenes were good, but I was so disappointed not to see limbs fly because Vagabond (Manga) has spoilt me when it comes to battle sequences. Even the Harakiri scenes didn't have guts in them. I'd have to agree with you on Izo (which I think is under-rated). I went through the Deleted Scenes and it would've been fun to include 2 of those long funny sequences with the guy who's the Hunter in the forest aka the 13th Assassin.