Stoker

Stoker ★★½

I was hyped for this one as I loved both The Handmaiden and Oldboy. It started out great with a really cool opening scene and kept going with wellplayed mysterious characters, innovative camerawork and direction and an absolutely amazing sounddesign.
All of this kept me hooked throughout the movie as I was waiting to learn what the mysteries were all about. Unfortunately and unlike Oldbody and The Handmaiden, there were absolutely nothing to the story. The 'mysterious' vibes from the characters were really just good acting on 2-dimensional characters that weren't actually interesting at all and the entire plot revolving around 'who is the mysterious uncle' is concluded in the most bland and unoriginal way.

The movie is not bad by any means, it is just sad that such amazing craftsmanship was wasted on such a bland script.