Originally Posted by The Cynical Miracle
Bronson Vs Drive
Which do you guys think is better?
Both very different movies, can't really compare or critique since they tackled and explored different areas. I guess the best I could say is both accomplished superbly what they attempted to and are excellent films for anyone to watch.
If we're going by lead performance, I preferred Hardy's mesmerising take on Bronson compared to Gosling. But Hardy's performance as Bronson was essentially the centerpiece of the film. It was a character study chronicling Bronson's utter insanity and disturbed pysche for violence and making himself famous. Gosling as The Driver obviously played a key role as the heart and mysterious cente of the film, but the soundtrack, pacing, superbly shot action scenes, tempo and Brooks as the villain all worked together to create a cult classic.
Bronson in contrast was more of a pure character study of Michael Peterson and his later alter ego. Hardy essentially carried the film given the amount of scenes where it was just him addressing the audience on stage and narrating his story. Its an excellent take on insanity and how objectively good people can just go off the rails and Hardy was pitch perfect and harrowing as this utterly insane madman who spoke calm and in a sinister tone whilst constantly building to his explosive bursts of violence.
Appreciate them both for their different approaches and messages imo.