So my friends convinced me to get over my squeamishness, and watch Drive today. It floored
me (See what I did there? Hehe. Puns), to say the least. This pretty much sums up my opinion of the film.
VinTheAttendant wrote:I was completely enveloped in the complexities of the characters, as well as the decisions they had to make out of morality, or their own well-being (in the best and worst sense of the word). I loved how the movie did not have to resort to cheap cliches that most action movies seem to dish out nowadays, and how the movie took advantage of the spacious dialogue, completely relying on the emotions of the characters and the gravities of each situation to explain what was happening throughout. Finally, the gory moments definitely brought a pleasant shock value. Couple that with the classic "heist-gone-wrong" setup and the hauntingly spectacular performances of Gosling and Brooks, and I find Drive to be a beautiful love letter to filmography.
I don't understand how anyone could call it boring. It was one of the most tense and emotional films I've seen in recent memory. And I absolutely loved it.