Posted on 7/25/13 01:59 PM
Only god Forgives - What high expectations I had for this movie - The trailers - Ryan Gosling and Nicholas Winding Refn! The same man who made drive. I loved drive.
This movie is... strange. The violence in Drive had a purpose - the violence in this movie seemed useless.
The characters weren't developed or explained well enough for me really to care about any of them.
The cinematography and acting was great, but there just wasn't enough substance and development, it was paced very slow, and this is coming from someone that loved the pacing in drive. Not very much really happened throughout the movie.
It felt rushed and it just wasn't interesting, I understand subtext, but you can't have a movie just filled with subtext, it has to have some content to be engaging and entertaining.
After Drive, what a let down. It's not TERRIBLE but it's a really big disappointment. The cinematography, action, and soundtrack were all good though. 50/100