DRIVE (2011)

I’ve been looking forward to this one, and now it finally has a trailer:

Keep your eye on this one. It’s coming soon. RT score is 95% at the moment, with an average score of 8.8/10. IMDB has it at 8.8/10 as well.

Wow…

Just finished seeing this a couple hours ago. Instant classic. Go see it, but don’t go in expecting some uninspired, popcorn flick ala Transporter or Fast and the Furious.

I really enjoyed this one. In fact, I can’t think of a single complaint. The casting was fantastic, the writing was fantastic, the directing was fantastic, etc.

REEEAAAAL HUMAN BEING!!!!!

I totally bought the soundtrack too.

To be honest, I hatehatehate that 80s-sounding electronica. So by the second song, I was thinking "is this gonna ruin the movie for me?" and "how the hell could OT rave about this soundtrack?" lol. That said, I wouldn’t change it since the upbeat music against an otherwise dark movie did create a really interesting contrast.

I don’t really know how I feel about Drive as a whole. I can’t say I’d ever watch it again or that I gained something from seeing it. So basically I paid for that ~2 hour experience and just that. But it was a unique and unexpected experience for me, so definitely worth my $6. Knowing next to nothing about the plot going into it, the violence was a shock. I can deal with the typical gunfights and explosions that really distance you from the acts, but this was obviously much more intense. I occasionally had to close my eyes (like during the elevator scene), but still hearing everything was uncomfortable. Along with a lot of gasps there was nervous laughter in the theater whenever the gore was too much.

To be honest, I hatehatehate that 80s-sounding electronica. So by the second song, I was thinking "is this gonna ruin the movie for me?" and "how the hell could OT rave about this soundtrack?" lol. That said, I wouldn’t change it since the upbeat music against an otherwise dark movie did create a really interesting contrast.

I don’t really know how I feel about Drive as a whole. I can’t say I’d ever watch it again or that I gained something from seeing it. So basically I paid for that ~2 hour experience and just that. But it was a unique and unexpected experience for me, so definitely worth my $6. Knowing next to nothing about the plot going into it, the violence was a shock. I can deal with the typical gunfights and explosions that really distance you from the acts, but this was obviously much more intense. I occasionally had to close my eyes (like during the elevator scene), but still hearing everything was uncomfortable. Along with a lot of gasps there was nervous laughter in the theater whenever the gore was too much.

Wow. This is pretty much exactly my gf’s reaction to the film also.

Definitely not what I was expecting. Of course the trailer makes it look like an orgy of action and violence, but the reality is quite different.
I found the audio intensity really ratcheted up the suspense and the action scenes were pretty good, but not as much as I was expecting.
Overall good, but IMO rated a little high on most sites.

The trailer defined the movie to be more upbeat and obviously it wasn’t the case. One scene that really got me was when he was getting away from the 300M? in the Mustang and for whatever reason he pulled a 180 and drove backwards or even how heads would explode like a water balloon. B rate movie IMO.

My boyfriend and I were looking forward to go see this movie.. unfortunately, it was very disappointing!! Boring and too many weird quite moments!

I liked it, but you really have to down shift from typical modern movies. A lot slower and more thoughtful.

ANNNND A REAAAAAAAAAL HEROOOO!!!

the opening scene was the best part

later it was just too much "Yeah I’m really good looking + badass, I’ll just make the same facial expression the whole movie"

One of the best movies I’ve seen in the last 2 years, hands down. Best homage to the 80s next to House of the Devil and The Thing. Did not disappoint.

The faggots who cried about the trailer portraying the movie as something that it wasn’t never paid atttention to the 80s. And the bitching about the monotone acting from Gosling… that’s the character. Deal with it, bitch. Fucking movie was perfect.

^^^^^^^
I agree with you about Drive. I disagree with you about The Thing.

The Thing (the new one) is fucking horrible. John Carpenter and Kurt Russell wipe their asses with the film reel for that one.

The sequel was incredibly well done. The lighting, the mood, everything right down to 80s shaky cam. It was contrived as all hell, I’ll give you that, the characters were just as plastic as the original and the story was just as convoluted. I’m a huge fan of the Carpenter version–a giant Carpenter fan in general–but the sequel held up for me. The look and feel of it were pitch perfect.

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