I wanna learn-
I wanna yearn-
I wanna put this year in it's place-
I wanna put smiles on people's face-
living life is not a want-
it's simply a need-
2013 is Kenzie's year to succeed.
Cameron Van der Burgh: 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist in Men’s 100M Breaststroke
and people wonder why men’s swimming is my favorite.
Spotted the hottie:
finally got to dance with him:
the next morning:
For fans of action films: D
For fans of Brilliant acting: C
For Ryan Gosling fangirls: B+
For fans of Brilliant Cinematography: A++++
First of all, Drive is not at all the type of movie one might expect. I personally expected lots of high speed chases, violence, and maybe even a sex scene or two. Drive was really about an all too quiet mysterious stunt car driver who drives for robberies on the side. After meeting a woman married to a man in prison, he gets into trouble with the mob. See, even with an accurate plot summary, you’re given a completely inaccurate picture of what Drive is like. So why don’t we start with the first thing I think of when recalling Drive…..SILENCE. It was a very interesting foil between the crazy loud violence and the hush of each and every scene and Ryan Gosling’s character. Unfortunately every single scene was quiet especially the conversations-well I guess I wouldn’t really call them “conversations”- between Ryan Gosling and his female co star Carey Mulligan. Both of these actors are very talented but the characters they portrayed didn’t give them an opportunity to showcase their talents at all. I get that Ryan was trying to create a picture of this quiet serious mysterious guy, but a little thing can go a long ways. Since Ryan was so silent, what should have been plot building conversations, became scenes filled with awkward silence pretending to be dramatic. Now don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. I am a huge advocate of the power of silence. But when it’s in every scene, it inhibits the actors abilities to create relationships and to show the audience what they are really feeling. We were given all these questions; “Where did Ryan come from?”; “How does he really feel about Carey?” “What is it that makes him so quiet” and “What in God’s name is he thinking about when he’s staring at Carey in silence?!!”. None of these questions were really answered. We never found out his past. We could infer that he cared for Carey because of what he sacrificed, but the build in their relationship was just not there. This is what I propose: First, Carey and Ryan should get intimate and almost get caught, not just to interest the average movie-goer (aka Ryan Gosling fan girls), but also to raise the stakes and seriousness of their relationship and to give Ryan more of a motive to get involved with the mob. The whole first hour of the movie led you to believe that the importance was the development of the leads’ relationship. The climax should have been a final outburst from Ryan, to contrast his silence and show how he really felt about them. Instead, they chose a violent climax. But without something at stake and deep relationship between the characters, we don’t really care. I think that’s what i was left with by the end of it all, apathy. However, I must give credit to those who played the mobsters brilliantly, a perfect realistic picture of what the mob is like. Let’s move on to the cinematography. BRILLIANT. BLOODY BRILLIANT. The combination of the psychedelic music and the picturesque shots gave it a very artsy almost 70’s feel. Every shot was a true meaningful piece of art. For fan girls- every shot of Ryan Gosling is Extra hot (greased up leaning over a hot engine, leaning in the window of a sky rise, and sitting in the drivers seat of a muscle car with aviators on), as if set up for a GQ photoshoot.
I guess to say anything more would be redundant. Perhaps I’ll do another review soon…I’ve enjoyed this.