i only saw the remake once, but i kind of liked it.
saw Horrible bosses last night, thought it was pretty good.
also I can't remember if I said, but I saw Drive and I think it's totally overrated, I mentioned this on another forum and I'm getting a lot of flack for it, I can't work out why people love it so much, I can only assume that it's some kind of mob mentality, or I just have a completely different taste in movies to the entire geek community.
It's a very well shot and acted movie, but aside from a couple of scenes it just wasn't my thing, the opening scene was amazing and then it just became a kind of run of the mill crime movie with a bit of ultra violence thrown in. Gosling's character was kind of inconsistent too, I couldn't work out if he was supposed to be some slightly simple guy that's only really good at driving, or if he's just some normal guy that was in the wrong place at the wrong time. maybe I should read the book, I hear there's a lot less ambiguity.
Its certainly not for everyone. I pushed a friend to see it and she didn't like it either.
But from my review of Drive...
I found myself immersed in this movie, firstly by Ryan Gosling's terrific performance, and secondly by the way it flowed.
Lots of movies let scenes run on too long and that extra time is filled with dumb predictable dialog; Drive never loses control of its scenes nor does it let them slip into cliche either.
It does however place more emphasis on character and emotion than action and dialog.
I love that. Its a dramatic emotional piece first. An action/thriller movie is somewhere in here, but its a nescessity of the story. Never the other way around.
You can feel the emotions on display in this movie. The tension is palpable. The romantic sub plot is beautifully realized without the need for physical affirmation that dips into vulgarity.
As it is, Drive may lack some aspects of what make exploitation movies such a blast, but its hard to not see the connection once its pointed out. And some may call it slow and say it has pacing issues, but I beg to differ. Stuff is happening from the go. Its not always a car chase or a fight, but these characters are being developed, we're seeing who they are. Plot and story are being laid out and built up. And all the action movie tropes aside, theres a beautiful movie here.