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* AdaptationalHeroism: The protagonist of the 2003 film is very much a vengeance-driven AntiHero with more than a few questionable actions under his belt, with his most moral actions revolving around his MoralityPet Mi-do. The protagonist here, while still very brutal, is driven by the need to protect his daughter instead of just personal revenge, though inversely he was also [[AdaptationalJerkass far more of an asshole in the past.]]


* AdaptationalVillainy: {{Downplayed}} with the BigBad. The lengths both Woo-jin and Adrian go to in order to hurt the protagonist are largely the same, but the difference in motivations make Adrian less sympathetic. The men are both angry at [[spoiler:the protagonist gossiping about their sister]], but Oh Dae-su witnesses something that creeps him out whilst Joe witnesses what's basically a crime [[spoiler:Adrian's father having sex with his own daughter]]. Neither antagonist are justified in what they did, but Woo-jin [[spoiler:avenging his innocent sister's suicide]] adds a sympathetic dimension to him while Adrian's motive is partially to avenge [[spoiler:his father, who killed his family and molested both his children,]] just further shows how twisted he is.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: {{Downplayed}} {{Downplayed|Trope}} with the BigBad. The lengths both Woo-jin and Adrian go to in order to hurt the protagonist are largely the same, but the difference in motivations make Adrian less sympathetic. The men are both angry at [[spoiler:the protagonist gossiping about their sister]], but Oh Dae-su witnesses something that creeps him out whilst Joe witnesses what's basically a crime [[spoiler:Adrian's father having sex with his own daughter]]. Neither antagonist are justified in what they did, but Woo-jin [[spoiler:avenging his innocent sister's suicide]] adds a sympathetic dimension to him while Adrian's motive is partially to avenge [[spoiler:his father, who killed his family and molested both his children,]] just further shows how twisted he is.



* BodyguardBabes: Adrian's bodyguard is an attractive woman. He seems to be aware of it, too, as it's implied that they are in a relationship.



* IfYouDoAnythingToHurtHer: Marie's co-worker gives Joe one of these, noting Marie's DarkAndTroubledPast and saying that she doesn't need more misery on her life.

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* IfYouDoAnythingToHurtHer: IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Marie's co-worker gives Joe one of these, noting Marie's DarkAndTroubledPast and saying that she doesn't need more misery on her life.


* AgeGapRomance: There's a noticeable age difference between Joe and Marie (their actors have a 20-year age difference), which is lampshaded by Marie's co-worker when he gives Joe a IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer speech. In short, he's old enough to be Marie's father. [[spoiler:And he is.]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Adrian succeeds in his plan to make Joe unknowingly have sex with his own daughter Marie, and a horrified Joe writes Marie a letter saying they can never see each other again, which Joe ensures by using some of the diamonds Adrian gave him to pay Chaney to return him to the captivity of the hotel room, allowing Chaney to continue his kidnapping scheme untouched. On the other hand, with Adrian dead him rampage has finally stopped, and Joe and Marie not seeing each other again is presented as the best thing to do for the situation, especially for her so as to allow her to live a normal life, plus Joe actually leaves most of the diamonds to her. This is in stark contrast with how in the original Oh Dae-su got himself hypnotized to erase the truth of Mi-do being his daughter from his memory so that he can continue having a romantic relationship with her, and even then the final shot of that film implied that the memory wipe actually didn't work.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: Subverted with the ending, which gives the film a somewhat happier and less ambiguous outcome.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Marie apparently had one of these, having lived in broked (adopted) homes, and drug use was also involved. [[spoiler:Adrian claims to have had a hand on this when revealing to Joe that she's Joe's daughter, but he doesn't specify how.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: The original film had several moments of BlackComedy and downright surreal sequences, while this film treats things much more seriously and feels more like a thriller. Subverted with the ending, which gives the film a somewhat happier and less ambiguous outcome.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Adrian ends up committing suicide after completing his plan.]]



* EnigmaticMinion: Adrian's bodyguard is an silent, emotionless Asian woman who constantly dresses in black colors.



* GenderFlip: The bodyguard of Adrian's counterpart in the original Korean film was a man, here she's a woman.

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* FrameUp: Joe is framed for the murder of his wife by a mysterious party. [[spoiler:It turns that the one responsible for the murder was Adrian.]]
* GambitRoulette: Perhaps even more so than in the original film. [[spoiler:Like Woo-jin, Adrian's plan depends entirely on the protagonist having a relationship with a specific woman, who turns out to be his own daughter, whom he hasn't seen since she was a baby. However, in the 2003 film, Woo-jin actually used hypnotism to ensure that Oh Dae-su and Mi-do (the Joe and Marie analogues in that film) would fall in love. No such thing is present on this film, meaning that Adrian more or less betted that Joe and Marie would have sex ''somehow''.]]
* GenderFlip: The bodyguard of Adrian's counterpart in the original Korean film was a man, here man; here, she's a woman.woman.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Joe, when he finds out that [[spoiler:Marie is his daughter]]. He lets out an anguished scream and is left a blubbering and incoherent mess.



* IfYouDoAnythingToHurtHer: Marie's co-worker gives Joe one of these, noting Marie's DarkAndTroubledPast and saying that she doesn't need more misery on her life.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Joe tortures Chaney by flaying his neck with a Stanley knife to obtain information about the "Stranger" who arraged for his kidnapping.



* PsychopathicManchild: Adrian definitely comes off as this, even more so than his counterpart in the Korean film.

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* PsychopathicManchild: Adrian definitely comes off as this, even more so than his counterpart in the Korean film.film, as noted by his freakout [[spoiler:when killing Chucky]] after Chucky called his sister a whore.



* SinsOfOurFathers: [[spoiler:Marie gets orphaned, her mother is murdered, and she's unknowingly manipulated into an incestuous relationship with her presumed-dead father...all for a gossipy comment her father made when he was a teenager.]]



* TokenRomance: {{Subverted|Trope}} in the case of Joe and Marie; their attraction (and subsequent sex scene) comes off as particularly shoehorned, but as it turns out [[spoiler:it's part of the villain's revenge scheme]].



** After Adrian reveals that [[spoiler:the "Mia" Joe has seen through the film was actually an actress at his employ, he shows Joe how the actual Mia grew up, revealing that the grown-up Mia is actually Marie, the woman Joe ended up sleeping with.]]

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** After Adrian reveals that [[spoiler:the "Mia" Joe has seen through the film was actually an actress at his employ, he shows Joe how the actual Mia grew up, revealing and as the pictures progress and she ages up, they reveal that the grown-up Mia is actually Marie, the woman Joe ended up sleeping with.]]


* WhamShot: While not played up as one, the reveal that Chaney [[spoiler:has got ''a dozen other people'' imprisoned in the same overly elaborate fashion]] is going to hit some people.

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While not played up as one, the reveal that Chaney [[spoiler:has got ''a dozen other people'' imprisoned in the same overly elaborate fashion]] is going to hit some people.people.
** After Adrian reveals that [[spoiler:the "Mia" Joe has seen through the film was actually an actress at his employ, he shows Joe how the actual Mia grew up, revealing that the grown-up Mia is actually Marie, the woman Joe ended up sleeping with.]]


* AdaptationalVillainy: {{Downplayed}} with the BigBad. The lengths both Woo-jin and Adrian go to in order to hurt the protagonist are largely the same, but the difference in motivations make Adrian less sympathetic. The men are both angry at [[spoiler:the protagonist gossiping about their sister]], but Oh Dae-su witnesses something that creeps him out whilst Joe witnesses what's basically a crime [[spoiler:Adrian's father having sex with his own daughter]]. Neither antagonist are justified in what they did, but Woo-jin [[spoiler:avenging his innocent sister's suicide]] is adds a sympathetic dimension to him while Adrian's motive is partially to avenge [[spoiler:his father, who killed his family and molested both his children,]] just further shows how twisted he is.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: {{Downplayed}} with the BigBad. The lengths both Woo-jin and Adrian go to in order to hurt the protagonist are largely the same, but the difference in motivations make Adrian less sympathetic. The men are both angry at [[spoiler:the protagonist gossiping about their sister]], but Oh Dae-su witnesses something that creeps him out whilst Joe witnesses what's basically a crime [[spoiler:Adrian's father having sex with his own daughter]]. Neither antagonist are justified in what they did, but Woo-jin [[spoiler:avenging his innocent sister's suicide]] is adds a sympathetic dimension to him while Adrian's motive is partially to avenge [[spoiler:his father, who killed his family and molested both his children,]] just further shows how twisted he is.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: {{Downplayed}} with the BigBad. The lengths both Woo-jin and Adrian go to in order to hurt the protagonist are largely the same, but the difference in motivations make Adrian less sympathetic. The men are both angry at [[spoiler:the protagonist gossiping about their sister]], but Oh Dae-su witnesses something that creeps him out whilst Joe witnesses what's basically a crime [[spoiler:Adrian's father having sex with his own daughter]]. Neither antagonist are justified in what they did, but Woo-jin [[spoiler:avenging his innocent sister's suicide]] is adds a sympathetic dimension to him while Adrian's motive is partially to avenge [[spoiler:his father, who killed his family and molested both his children,]] just further shows how twisted he is.

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* AdaptationalComicRelief: Downplayed. Chaney has many of the same threatening sleazy demeanor as his 2003 counterpart Mr. Park, but Samuel L. Jackson takes the character in a more deliberately comedic direction.


* KickTheDog: At one point during his captivity, Joe catches and befriends a mouse. Later, after the mouse has given birth to a litter it is killed and served to Joe as a meal.

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* KickTheDog: At one point during his captivity, Joe catches and befriends a mouse. Later, after the mouse has given birth to a litter litter, it is killed and served to Joe as a meal.



* PetTheDog: Joe befriends a mouse he finds in his bathroom and makes a pet of it growing quite attatched to it, showing that while he was/is an odious and thoughtless person he is not truly evil.

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* PetTheDog: Joe befriends a mouse he finds in his bathroom and makes a pet of it growing quite attatched attached to it, showing that while he was/is an odious and thoughtless person he is not truly evil.


!!Besides tropes already featured in the 2003 film, this film features examples of:

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!!Besides tropes already !!Tropes featured in the 2003 film, this film features examples of:
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* DecompositeCharacter: In the original Korean film, Woo-jin's bodyguard was also the man running the prison system Oh Dae-su is being kept in. Here, Adrian's bodyguard ([[GenderFlip who's now a woman]]) and the man running the prison system Joe is being kept in are separate characters.


* DecompositeCharacter: In the original Korean film, Woo-jin's bodyguard was also the man running the prison system Oh Dae-su is being kept in. Here, Adrian's bodyguard ([[GenderFlip who's now a woman]]) and the man running the prison system Joe is being kept in are separate characters.



* HeroicBSOD: When Joe realizes he's [[spoiler:been manipulated into Surprise Incest with his daughter]], he has one of these.

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* HeroicBSOD: When Joe realizes he's [[spoiler:been manipulated into Surprise Incest sleeping with his own daughter]], he has one of these.



* ModestyTowel: Marie wears one when she and Joe hole up in a hotel, [[spoiler:not that it [[SexScene stays on her]] for long]].

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* ModestyTowel: Marie wears one when she and Joe hole up in a hotel, [[spoiler:not hotel. [[spoiler:Not that it [[SexScene stays on her]] her for long]].long, as she lets it slip before having sex with Joe]].


* AdaptationalWimp:
** In the original, the protagonist's confrontation with the villain's bodyguard ends with the bodyguard about to kill the protagonist, only for the villain to kill the bodyguard. In this film, the protagonist kills the bodyguard himself after a fairly brief fight.
** Adrian is less unstoppable than Woo-jin. In this film, Joe punches and manhandles Adrian in the climax. In the original, Dae-su never lays a finger on Woo-jin, who spends much of his revenge simply laughing at Dae-su.



* DarkActionGirl: Adrian's bodyguard is a woman.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Early in his captivity, Joe "Takes matters in hand" while watching a Thighmaster infomercial.
* DragonLady: Adrian's bodyguard.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Early in his captivity, Joe "Takes "takes matters in hand" while watching a Thighmaster infomercial.
infomercial with a pillow over his crotch.
* DragonLady: Adrian's bodyguard.bodyguard is a tall, powerful woman wearing a Chinese gown.



* HeroicBSOD: When Joe realizes he's [[spoiler:been manipulated into SurpriseIncest with his daughter]], he has one of these.

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* HeroicBSOD: When Joe realizes he's [[spoiler:been manipulated into SurpriseIncest Surprise Incest with his daughter]], he has one of these.



* TheOner: The "hallway" fight.

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* TheOner: The "hallway" fight.fight is again mostly filmed in one take, though it's less two-dimensional this time.



* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Joe sometimes does this, such as the scene where he gets drunk and shouts, "I'm drunk!"



* WhamShot: While not played up as one, the reveal that Chaney [[spoiler:has got ''[[UpToEleven a dozen other people]]'' imprisoned in the same overly elaborate fashion]] is going to hit some people.

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* WhamShot: While not played up as one, the reveal that Chaney [[spoiler:has got ''[[UpToEleven a ''a dozen other people]]'' people'' imprisoned in the same overly elaborate fashion]] is going to hit some people.


* BloodierAndGorier: Than the Korean movie, with {{Gorn}} being favored over GoryDiscretionShot. The trailer alone shows the implied and [[BlackComedy humorous]] hammer kill from the original has replaced with a hammer-claw to the face.

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* BloodierAndGorier: Than the Korean movie, with {{Gorn}} being favored over GoryDiscretionShot. The trailer alone shows For example, the implied and [[BlackComedy humorous]] hammer kill from the original has been replaced with a hammer-claw to the face.


* HeroicBSOD: When Joe realizes he's [[spoiler:been manipulated into incest with his daughter]] he has one of these.

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* HeroicBSOD: When Joe realizes he's [[spoiler:been manipulated into incest SurpriseIncest with his daughter]] daughter]], he has one of these.



* ModestyTowel: Marie wears one when she and Joe hole up in a hotel, [[spoiler:not that it [[SexScene stays on her]] for long]].



* RageAgainstTheReflection: [[spoiler: Subverted. Joe smashes the mirror because he wants to cut his wrists with the broken glass of it during his 20 years captivity]].

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* RageAgainstTheReflection: [[spoiler: Subverted.[[spoiler:Subverted. Joe smashes the mirror because he wants to cut his wrists with the broken glass of it during his 20 years captivity]].


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* SurpriseIncest: [[spoiler:Marie and Joe end up having sex in a hotel -- before Adrian eventually reveals to Joe that Marie is actually Mia, Joe's ''daughter'', and not just an unrelated woman who he happened to meet.]]

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