Perhaps if you haven't seen the original Oldboy this movie could evoke some entertainment. But having seen Park Chan-wooks original, it's especially awful. The plot is copied sometimes word for word, scene for scene, but it carries no emotion. I have no interest in the characters. The scenes feel counterfeit. I believed I should give this movie a chance despite reviews, like listening to my favorite songs covered by obscure bands. But it's like the song, but they took out the vocals, or the guitar. All I can wonder is how Spike Lee believed he could remake such a legendary movie. Imagine trying to remake Children of Men, The Matrix, or Good Will Hunting. It cannot and should not be done.