Monday, October 10, 2011
Movie Review: "DRIVE"
I do have my issues with "Drive," though. The pacing and script. This is why causes it to be an art-house film as there is very little dialogue, the action is not very in-your-face, and too.... many... pauses... inbetween... lines... and cuts. I got over it, but I know this may be a problem with much of the mainstream audience who are probably expecting "Fast and Furious 15." In the screening I went to, there were people laughing during some of those moments and you can't help but agree with them. But this is a very different animal than the Fast movies and that's where I give it its props. Director Refn, who also did the underrated "Bronson" and "Valhalla Rising," had all the right ideas going for what is his first American film but he just couldn't fully execute them.
Is it worth the ticket price, you ask? Depends. If you want some artsy, different, and with a hint of brains, then check it out. Otherwise, wait for DVD or until it's on TV if you're still very mixed on seeing it or even see Refn's other films instead. I say, see it and judge for yourself.