|Go ahead and tell me that this isn't one of the most iconic film stills you have ever seen|
Ok...I think I have composed myself now. I have been anticipating Drive for a while now. I got on the hype train in September when it released in the U.S. and have been riding it hard. I even went so far as to email the theater here in Australia to acquire the movie when it released less than a week ago and they did! As some of you may know, I hype stuff up a lot. Sometimes out of proportion. But I do it because that is how you know the true gems. When you hype something up to the max you can handle, and then it still manages to blow you out of the water *cough* The Dark Knight and Inception *cough cough*. Let me tell you now:
Drive obliterated my hype. It took whatever I thought it was going to be, it took how good I thought it was going to be and put it in reverse, gunned the gas, pulled the brake, and did a 180.
Carey Mulligan and Ryan Gosling have incredible chemistry, which is amazing since they dont say much. They kind of just small talk, and Ryan Gosling stares at her. It makes for some terribly awkward scenes, but awkward in a good way. I cant describe it but it just puts a smile on your face that these two characters are attracted to each other.
|"God I am so badass"|
|Bryan Cranston with hair. Something I am not used to from watching Breaking Bad|
|I really have nothing to say on this one|
And you know what else makes it thrilling? The SPOT ON soundtrack. I'm listening to it right now and the movie is rolling through my head. Its so perfect in every scene, it makes the movie just ooze cool. This movie needs a towel for God's sake because of all the cool oozing out of its pores. I can't really describe the soundtrack accurately more than I have, just trust me. If there is one thing I have learned while watching movies, its that a soundtrack can take a good film and make it timeless. See Titanic, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Inception for proof. But for Drive, its more of the song choice that makes the difference. There are times that the song being played echoes the screen in such an accurate way, you would have thought the movie came first. I also must give credit to the cinematographer of the film. He has permanently etched several scenes into my mind-of-movie-memories forever, and it is all because of the way they were shot.
|Me thinks me need this jacket|
When I give a movie a 10 and deem it an instant classic, I mean that it is a film that I will remember forever. A film that affected me not just on the surface, but to my core. Drive didnt make me cry or anything, but it made me feel excited, scared, wierded out, all throughout. I have no doubt it will go down as a classic and I know that certain scenes will be iconic forever. This will be a film that when we are old and gray, and Ryan Gosling is still making movies, that we may come to remember him for. At least it will be for me.
If there is one film you go to see so far this year, make sure it's Drive.
- Ryan Gosling is a bonafide star now. Such an iconic performance
- Everyone else nails their part, specifically Carey Mulligan who I fell in love with
- The chemistry and awkwardness between Mulligan and Gosling
- Sense of realism that is greatly appreciated
- Perfect. Soundtrack.
- Sound editing is prime. Engines roar, gunshots explode, soundtrack pumps...all noise levels are where they are most effective
- Cinematography is outstanding
- Shocking violence with consequences, no hollow shoot-em ups to be seen here
- Iconic movie in every sense of the word
- That bomber jacket it so damn cool
- Slow in some parts
- Underneath it all, the plot is generic
- The fact that it had to end
Rath's Review Score: 10/10 -- Instant Classic