CAELIN FINALLY WATCHED DRIVE YAY
At long last, I have experienced the much-hyped phenomenon that was Drive. Expectations were high and not quite met, but that’s ok. The fact that I’d heard so much about it already meant that the movie held few surprises - obviously not a failing of the film, but unfortunately I think it detracted from the ‘freshness’ of my experience. I held some reservations about the overt arthouse-ness (such…excessively long…pauses), but on the whole I loved it. I can see where the ‘style over substance’ accusations against Refn might be coming from, and if it lacks the restraint of Drive, I can understand why the critical reaction to Only God Forgives has been so brutally negative. But man, given the levels of stylistic creativity and control on display in Drive, it’s hard to be too concerned about a shortfall in ‘substance’… Anyway, this is probably all old news to the rest of the film-watching population, I’m going to go belatedly obsess over this movie and its soundtrack elsewhere now.
Also: GOING TO SEE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!!11!@