What is it about revenge that so captivates us? Why is it that in movie after movie we see the good guy wronged, the bad guy gloating, and then the good guy destroying the bad guy in some way? This seems to be a story that has long fascinated society. It is a story that is as old as time and it never ceases to stroke our love of seeing justice meted out. But is that all there is to it? Oldboy would like to take on that question and then beat you with it.