Friday, December 9, 2011

Official "Drive" Review

The trailer for this movie doesn’t give us too many expectations. You think it’s some kind of getaway driver, badass gangster movie. You might think it’s a bit of a thriller, even a love story. You could even guess that it’s a racing movie with a sordid-past plot.  I suppose in that way, the trailer gives us a hint: We’re not really going to be able to predict anything.  Drive is a multi-layered, multi-dimensional and tightly knit plot. There aren’t any hastily thrown together occurrences for the sake of violence or action. It’s woven together like an intricate Persian rug, with every single action in the movie having a reason and a consequence. There is most definitely an heir of mystery, but never of unintended confusion. There’s also shock so palatable it’s better described as disbelief.  And yet somehow, it doesn’t rely on cheap scare tactics or totally obscure plot twists. There are moments of bloody gore, but our bodies do tend to bleed profusely when maimed in one way or another. And that’s what I loved about this movie: I didn’t anticipate or expect anything...

(click here for the full review...) 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like something I would enjoy. I love a movie that keeps you guessing.