Movie Genre: Drama, Action and Adventure, Mystery and Suspense
Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay), James Sallis (book)
Rating: R (includes brutal bloody violence, nudity and strong language)
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman.
Movie Information: A hollywood stuntman driver by day, and a getaway driver for armed heists by night, the mysterious driver (Ryan Gosling) finds himself deep trouble after he helps out his neighbor and then tries to protect them.
Movie Review: This artistic, sensational, meticulous work of Nicholas Winding Refn is truly an untouchable cinematic classic. The visuals and cinematography alone deserves a standing ovation, as it’s shot immensely beautiful and sharply enchanting. An excellent neo-noir that has every scene and every frame have full of color, tone and contrast that can be infinitely appealing for me at least. It tells the tale of how someone will go the distance to achieve their goals with full force, even if they are on the verge of losing everything, they will still not give up and be strong with a purpose in them, a drive. Ryan Gosling was terrific as the driver, he didn’t have much dialog even as a main character, but that didn’t stop his acting capabilities to show up as he was still very intriguing to watch and he gave a strong performance with his facial expressions. Bryan Cranston and Oscar Isaac were both excellent and authentic in their roles, that were completely transformed in this movie’s universe, as I hardly recognized them. The movie mostly sets a great nightlife tone that I personally loved, and it gave a great enigmatic sensation that is constantly compelling. The film’s excellent combination of euphoric music and wonderful visuals further lifts up the spirit of any moviegoer, giving the full cinematic sensation everyone needs to experience and feel. Another superior feature of the movie, is it’s use of a quadrant frame system, and it is done to perfection, and this can be well explained by a brilliant and analytic Youtuber, Every Frame A Painting as he explains the quadrant system and it’s incredible usage. Drive – The Quadrant System Drive is one of my favorite movies of all time, and Nicholas Winding Refn absolutely deserved to win Best Director for Festival De Cannes 2011.
Bite by Bite Movie Details Score!
This is my originally created list of movie details, all having the maximum score of 10, and a minimum score of 0. These are just my personal scores on how I felt about the details of the movie, if you have any objections, disagreements or agreements too, feel free to comment back, let’s have a discussion!
Character Development: 9/10
Intensity and Climax: 9/10
Emotional Connection: 9/10
Total average score: 9.15 out of 10 Popcorn Bites! 😀
Personal Grade: SUPER-DUPER! S
This movie wasn’t as well received as it should be, for it’s more mellow tone and lack of action that many people were expecting from and instead they found it to be boring, but I absolutely disagree as this film isn’t just surfaced with intense driving and action scenes, but it has a deep meaning and powerful direction that is highly admirable as a movie lover. There is an excellent analysis on this film in case people couldn’t fully grasp the film’s direction, made by none other but Chris Stuckmann AGAIN! He explains bit by bit on the whole film, so make sure you watch the movie first before viewing it. Drive Analysed – Chris Stuckmann Nicholas Winding Refn is now one of my favorite directors of all time, and I urge all of you to give Drive a chance and experience it’s glory! Get Popcorn and Get Comfy, this is Captain Popcorn!
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