Category: Indie Review

Drive Second Opinion

The first time I saw Drive, I couldn’t keep any of my thoughts together. I only knew two things going in: first that supreme badasses Bryan Cranston and Ron Perlman were co-starring, and second that Nicolas Winding Refn, director of the ill-received art piece Valhalla Rising, was at the helm. What kept Valhalla Rising from greatness was the fact that it really doesn’t function as a movie. While every shot in the film is excruciatingly beautiful and the cinematography is a wonder, all but the most patient and attentive viewers are forced to ask: “What just happened?” when the credits roll. Luckily all it took was a good producer to bind Refn’s creativity to reality for this masterpiece to come to fruition. Drive is easily the best movie of the year so far and my personal favorite film from the last 5 years.