Blending vibrant neon decadence with harsh social commentary, Spring Breakers is Harmony Korine's first solid film. The violently psychedelic surrealism of the movie is hypnotic and fantastic to watch, including an excellent performance by James Franco. Gorgeously shot and narcotically edited, Spring Breakers is one of the most interesting movies to come out this year. The deliriously multicolored decadence in Spring Breakers is both hypnotic and psychotic; a paradoxical mishmash of manic thoughtlessness and desperate intention. Like bittersweet chocolate, it melts in the mouth most deliciously, and despite its short-lived nature it offers more than enough twisted beauty to warrant admiration. Franco's "Alien" is a marvelously realized character, infused with gold plated guns and ferocious charm. The lite-brite world of Spring Breakers couldn't survive without him; he's the closest thing to a main character the movie supplies. Gucci Mane, astonishingly, delivers a performance that isn't half bad. Watching his puffy eyes survey a smoke-caked stripclub lit by cigarettes and fluorescent red lights simply adds more cultural cheesecake to the film, another glimpse of the magniloquent lifestyle. An intimate and riveting look at the girls' backgrounds and intents, mixing intense aquas of pool water with pink bikinis and dreamy voiceovers, essentially completes the success. Watching this film is like being taken hostage and force-fed drugs - and for once, Harmony Korine made me love the feeling.