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Drive - the movie with Ryan Gosling

Postby toecutter » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:54 am

Sat through this today. Starts OK, slows down, too much long gazing into Carey Mulligans eyes and not enough DRIVING.
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Re: Drive - the movie with Ryan Gosling

Postby BlownV8 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:18 pm

So it should be called "Gaze" not Drive?
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Re: Drive - the movie with Ryan Gosling

Postby biolumen » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:58 pm

Drive was the best film I've seen all year. Maybe the last couple of years.
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Re: Drive - the movie with Ryan Gosling

Postby Peter Barton » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:48 pm

I saw this during the week as well and would agree - easily one of the best films I've seen in quite a while.

Obviously the trailer got me interested - clearly some interesting looking car stuff, but on top of that it looked like it might actually have some characters and story as well - unlike all the Fast and Furious and other car movies we've been thrown over recent years.

It certainly isn't non-stop car action, so don't go expecting to see that. But it has a lot of elements to it like the original Mad Max - a variety of interesting characters (who actually play out as proper characters, not the usual Hollywood shit), and a story that pieces together in a way that the car sequences make sense - not just random cars and stunts for the sake of it (think Fast and the Furious, etc - can you even tell me about the plot and characters in most of that franchise?). To me less was more here - the car sequences were still very well executed, and it didn't feel like I was watching anything I'd seen before (which is rare).

I think the fact that this was low budget (again, think original Mad Max here) probably helped it a LOT also. If you'd given the same script to a bigger budget, they'd have just thrown bigger names, bigger stunts, cgi etc at it - and the story and characters would have been lost. For Drive they clearly assembled the right people for the money they had, and everyone has given it 100%, and it shows. Great acting and characters, some fantastic cinematography, and obviously a great director as well. I actually don't know any of his previous films at all - but I see he directed (and wrote) Bronson with Tom Hardy, which makes me want to check that one out now as well.

I would think anyone who is a fan of the original Mad Max would get something out of this one, it has a very similar feel to it, and for a lot of reasons - it is similar in a lot of ways (various characters and plot points, the low budget, the innovative way it has been shot, etc). I will warn anyone slightly squeamish that the rumours you've heard about the ultra-violence in some scenes is certainly true, but probably nothing that is particularly going to bother any Mad Max fans.
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Re: Drive - the movie with Ryan Gosling

Postby roadwarriormfp » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:42 pm

Got to see it last night.

I must admit it was a very different style of film (certainly the quiet parts were a tad too long for me), however the overall movie was good and definately had a kinda max feel with the lead character being a loner etc.. seeking his revenge. However I got the impression he was already a terminal psycotic long before he started his killing spree!

The occasional gore and violence certainly scared the crap out of us in the movie as it was totally unexpected.
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Re: Drive - the movie with Ryan Gosling

Postby Foxtrot X-Ray » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:15 pm

Hated it.

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Now that I have a bit more time to elaborate... I'll do so a bit.

It's not often I fall asleep during a movie.
Last time I did so was while watching Green Card with my Ex-Fiance'

I Very nearly fell asleep during Drive.
I found the acting to be more akin to standing around reading lines in a monotone (Except for Rom Pearlman) The Dialog was severely unentertaining and the characters were utterly un-care-about-able.

As for Action.. Both too violent for my tastes and also just generally.. meh

Oh, and I'm tempted to compare the Driving Sequences to Driving Miss Daisey... But I never saw that one.


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Re: Drive - the movie with Ryan Gosling

Postby Justice » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:14 pm

The execution was horrible. They made it sound like the getaway impala had some serious power, and when he steals a late model mustang by hotwiring it I facepalmed. The driving scenes with that mustang made it sound like he had a million gears, both forward and reverse. I don't know what the budget was, but it looks like they blew it all on the actors, and left little for the movie itself.
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