Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: May 2009
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II
Rewatched Drive in a Festival here.
seems like a great concept failed at his realisation.
Lot of problems. First, one of the main issues on the movie is the violence, but i never can understand what is the stand of the film in that, at first it seems that you take a modern approach about it showing everything but don't focusing in it, Then the movie began to show the murders out of the frame whitout a reason. Most of the characters are violent but you never have a take, not even an aproach (the better scenario will be that they are violent because they wanted to be this way) about what makes them violent or his stands on violence.
Secondly the movie is to cheesy for moments, Gosling is trying to be this socially inept at the begining but then fall in love and transform himself in stereotipical man in love number 400, so the way to resolve his social problems is falling in love and living the life of a father?. The call at the end is the epitome of this, and the scene in the elevator is almost funny at how bad it is, why the slow motion? why the kiss? specially considering the previous scene. I will not even adress the fact that The main character still lives at the end and his social problems are thrown by the road
Finally, the style. At the begining the movie seems one of this road movies from the 60/70's, and is all good, the film tries to be realistic (take for example the sobriety of the first car chase) and progresively began to lost itself on more fantastic territory, but in the end tries to be realistic again and the style used didn't match this. Take the elevetor scene again. there is a crash between the style and the conservative way in wich the film advance.
Some good things, the first 40 or so minutes are great, all in the movie begins to decline when the father of the child appear, the Kavinsky track and the title credits are great, that is what the movie could has been.
Edit: Also, Brooks and his overacting take me out of the movie, is almost painful
Last edited by asdf0501; 01-22-2013 at 11:19 PM.