Heavy is the hand that wields the hammer.
Smashing domes and taking names, Oh Dae-su careens through the streets, a blood-spattered ball of rage bent on finding out why 15 years of his life were taken.
Kidnapped, framed for his wife’s murder, imprisoned in a hotel room for a decade-and-a-half, he understandably has some built-up aggression to deal with.
The answers, though, when they start coming, get progressively more bonkers, as director Park Chan-wook, working from a Japanese manga, holds nothing back.
“Even though I am no better than a beast, don’t I have the right to live?”
Well … maybe.