All the background dialogue about ‘90s baseball had me singing the “Softball” song from that Simpsons episode throughout the film, perhaps lessening some of its nihilistic power.
I’m talkin’ Hooooooooomer,
Ozzie and the the Straaaaaaaaaw
Awful in the way only bad remakes can be. There's nothing inherently wrong with the technical filmmaking on show, but the vulgar superficial warping of Park Chan-Wook's original film feels forced and unnatural where the 2003 movie is graceful in its inevitability. It also doesn't help that, while Spike Lee is no slouch cinematically, his visuals come off as sloppy when compared to Park's masterful, elegant compositions.
Other things that hurt the film include Brolin's detestable characterisation (who would want…