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'Oldboy' Trailer Is Here To Rationalize Its Existence, with Hammers and Butts


A smart and hyper-violent thriller, the original South Korean Oldboy has earned a large and still-growing cult following internationally, so with Spike Lee directing this seemingly-needless Americanized remake, there have naturally been some questions from fans. Like, why are they doing this? Will there still be all the crazy hallway hammering? What about butts? Are there butts?

This first trailer doesn't answer all those questions, but thanks to it wisely being R-rated, it does at least hit on a few. So have a look below, and hey, check out those butts!

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