Connor's Review of Stoker

  • 13 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

    Stoker (2013)

    Park Chan-Wook's Oldboy was one of the most intriguing films I had ever had the pleasure of viewing so when I first found out that he was making a film in the English language I was skeptical about how he would translate his magnificent ideas and to be quite frank he did not disappoint me one single bit Stoker was absolutely amazing and so far it stands as my favorite film in 2013 and I could see it remaining that way for the foreseeable future.

    Stoker stars Mia Wasikowska as the brilliant but equally disturbed India, India is introduced to the audience at her father's funeral after he has been killed in a tragic accident. India and her mother are obviously heartbroken with the death of their kin but India's mother does find some comfort in Charlie an Uncle and brother in law that India never knew existed. India is at first skeptical of her new found relative and when a series of strange occurrences begin to develop instead of distancing herself from her uncle she becomes weirdly obsessed by him and he with her. A weird incestuous love triangle begins to form and the film picks up the pace at the halfway point and finishes on flying form with a few bumps and twists along the way.

    Stoker is a wonderful film by a magnificent director who has made a completely original film using segments of tried and tested plots from some of our favorite films, Stoker in my eyes will go on to garner a massive cult following much like Chan-Wook's vengeance trilogy and deservedly slow the film starts off slowly and builds tension in Hitchockesque manner before finishing with a superbly devastating climax..... Stoker is a real triumph and a must see

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