director Park Chan-wook
Korean director Park Chan-wook’s first American film, a dark Hitchcock-inspired thriller, sounded like a real cool thing. I’ve been a fan of his since his fantastic Oldboy (2003). His other films have varied in quality but have all been good, all worthwhile. So, I have to say that Stoker really surprised me.
Arch and pretentious, it’s beautifully shot. It’s shooting for something artful and clever. But it’s freaking goofy bad.
I really like Mia Wasikowska. She’s awfully cute.
But this movie. It’s just really, really, really bad.