Thursday, 4 April 2013

"Wanna fight?"


Drive is one of my most favourite movies of all time. It is currently at #39 in my top 100-ish list. So when it was announced that its director, Nicolas Winding Refn and its star, Ryan Gosling, are reuniting for another film, I was psyched as hell.

The film, Only God Forgives, is about a man named Julian who runs a Thai boxing club and runs a drug operations in Bangkok. When his brother is killed by a retired cop Chang, who is also known as the Angel of Vengeance, his powerful gangster mother Jenna orders him to exact revenge and raise hell.

The trailer looks awesome. The things I love about it:

All the red.
All the violence.

ALL the Gos.
The four things that had stood out the most in Drive for me were the direction, the look with all the neon and that elevator scene, the music and the character of the Driver. Only God Forgives too seems to be delivering on all those fronts and more. Julian, who is being played by Gosling, is a lot like the Driver in his silent, lonely, violent ways. Also, Kristin Scott Thomas looks amazing and I think will be an excellent villain. Vithaya Pansringarm's character looks intriguing and badass as hell.

Eeep! Now excuse me while I go rewatch Drive.

14 comments:

  1. Movie is gonna rock ass.

    "All the Gos..." ha! That's awesome. Can't wait.

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    1. Yes it will.
      The Gos is the man.

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  2. This looks fantastic! I will definitely be checking this out.

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  3. Oh that looks awesome. THAT cinematography <3

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    1. I know! It's going to look ahmazing.

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  4. This will definitely be the film to see at Cannes. This and The Bling Ring. What a double feature that will be to see for me.

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    1. That will be an *awesome* double feature.

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  5. Love the way you break down the trailer. Drive was my favorite film of 2011. Really looking forward to checking this one out. Funny my two most anticipated films this year both star Gosling.

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    1. Thank you! Drive was, in retrospect, my favourite film of 2011.
      This is #5 most anticipated film of 2013.

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  6. I have no clue what to expect but neither did I when I saw the trailer for Drive. I just know that I won't be bored. Great post

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    1. Me neither. Drive was nothing what I thought it would be.
      Thanks and thanks for the comment :D

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