17 May 2011

Tuesday Cap - Vol. 24

Title: Thirst

Notes: For a while there, it was as if everywhere you turned there was a new vampire film either in the works or just hitting theaters or DVD. Cue Park Chan-wook, who directed three dearly beloved revenge driven movies (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), and decided to tackle the vamp genre. Turns out, not bad at all. It's been a while since I saw Thirst, but there are certain snippets that stick in my head - most significantly, the gorgeous and beautiful final minutes where our two protagonists/antagonists sit and watch as the sun rises. Brilliant material. I recall the girl going absolutely bonkers, and the priest not exactly having his wits about him. It was a intense movie with strong performances and a equally strong screenplay.

Discuss: How does Thirst hold up against his Vengeance Trilogy? Was the story here worth telling in a over-vamp-saturated market? And did the two vamps not have the weirdest 'love' story, eh?

1 comment:

Rachel [f.g.i.] said...

THIRST is in my Netflix instant queue, and I'm really looking forward to watching it!