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It's probably not the film that the trailer would lead you to believe that it is. I think it tries to be more than that and I don't think it makes it.
One of the few times i gotta disagree with you WW.
I'll be shocked if this film isn't high on my year-end top 10 list.
Sep 17 - 07:59 AM
What were they spraying in theater?
Sep 17 - 08:56 AM
Yeah it was good. People who don't like it are usually people with the attention span of an ant.
Sep 17 - 03:43 PM
Ants actually have a very long attention span.
Sep 17 - 09:12 PM
You need to get your fat ass out of your moms basement and stop making these bullshit reviews!
Sep 17 - 04:27 PM
Adam Di Giorgio
I got that feeling at a point but took it into consideration that Refn doesn't fuck up so much. This is a character study of a character study of a character in an action movie. It doesn't just play with genre and style, expressionism and content; it also plays with meta-textual and sub-textual symbolism. The movie on the whole is a mockery of American cinema, and where it's headed. Refn is comparable to Kubrick. I think you should give this movie another chance.
Sep 17 - 08:19 PM
Wow, this is 100% spot on! I had not figured out a way to articulate it as simply as you worded it here for everyone to see, but thankyou sir thankyou! Yeah, definitely Refn's flirting with greatness here for sure, and I simply cannot wait for a future collaboration with him and Gosling!
Sep 18 - 07:07 PM
Thank you for a rational review. This is an AWFUL movie. No plot and non-existant characters (with the notable exception of Albert Brooks, who was brilliant and just made me sad that his character couldn't have had a more substantial universe to exist in).
Sep 17 - 08:31 PM
"I think it tries to be more than that and I don't think it makes it." your hook is only two sentences and the later couldn't be more vague and indecisive. Wow what a useless statement.
Sep 17 - 09:05 PM
Excellent film that doesn't bow down to audience impatience and has the balls to see things through on ITS terms. Fantastic vision that defies the overwhelming Hollywood cowardice.
Sep 17 - 10:18 PM
Sep 17 - 11:31 PM
Alex - Read it again, or should I type it again so you can read it?
Sep 18 - 01:19 AM
You can type it a million times. The film doesn't have "balls". It's a movie. It tries to tell a story and fails. And wtf is hollywood cowardice? Oh let me guess....they didn't dumb the movie down for all us stupid americans, right? How fucking pretentious can you be?
Sep 20 - 11:12 PM
Hollywood cowardice is about filmmakers intentionally catering to people such as you, who're unable to bend towards anything outside of their current mode of thinking and letting that be a determining factor for the film's finished product, based on the sole desire of obtaining as much money as possible with little or no regard to true integrity in art. In short, playing it safe in the name of money instead of risking it all for an artistic vision. Can't believe I'd have to spell that out for you, sir.
Sep 21 - 07:40 PM
I like the fact that the film wasn't like the trailer. The trailer made it look so much like your average everyday film. When people say it's boring I feel like we're not even talking about the same film. The movies lack of dialogue and back story just gives you the opportunity as a viewer to fill in your own blanks. Its well shot, with a great cast and a wicked soundtrack. It's refreshing to see a movie that not everything is completely spelled out and dumbed down for the viewers.
Sep 26 - 11:24 AM
Exactly! It wasn't spelled out in the obvious American mode that most are used to in movies, so it goes right over their heads. Crazy people..... Crazy.
Sep 28 - 12:05 AM