Ryan Gosling and writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn destroyed expectations as well as faces with last years ‘Drive.’ They are currently reteaming for ‘Only God Forgives.’ Here’s the synopsis from IMDB.COM
A Bangkok police lieutenant and a gangster settle their differences in a Thai-boxing match.
Footage was recently shown at Cannes. It has been described as being just as violent at ‘Drive’, which is leading to speculation that this will be even more violent.
Not sure about this.
There was a lot of great things about ‘Drive.’ Some things were a little bit over stylized for my taste. I feel Refn fell too far in love with a few of his ideas. There are a lot of people who will disagree with me. I completely understand that.
What I think really worked for some people was the shocking turn it took in Act 2. When Gosling is attacked in the motel the time it spent on the longing stares between him and Carey Mulligan really payed off.
Aren’t we prepared for this now? Could ‘Only God Forgives’ rely on the same switch in tone? I think we need something different entirely. I expect Gosling to stomp on a face, but will it shock me as much? I don’t think so.
Hopefully I’m wrong, but so far this movie isn’t at the top of my list of flicks to keep an eye on.