DaOmega_1's review of "Drive"

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 6 years ago '04        #181
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seen this last night...thought it was boring..was shot well and the soundtrack was dope, but it wasnt in the slightest bit entertaining to me
 09-26-2011, 11:30 AM         #182
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I strongly disliked this movie. Dialogue and character development was extremely weak (especially the main character) and the artsy style of direction was wack imo. The brutally graphic violence all of sudden was not effective because the characters were not well established and the whole environment was not believable.
 6 years ago '11        #183
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great movie. 8.5/10. Good review DaOmega, probably the best movie of the year - but it's a sleeper hit. Not for everyone because it's not got special effects or comedy...

I liked the 1st half of the movie too, it was a little slow, but what it was leading up to--2nd half--seemed rushed. Then again I saw the screener, not the final version of the film.
 6 years ago '06        #184
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 TH35 said:
I'd give the movie an 8.5 or 9. I haven't seen a movie worth a 10 in LONG TIME.
I don't like giving 'ratings' but I would say a 7 or 7.5... A 10 is just ridiculous...that's Godfather status.
 09-26-2011, 02:06 PM         #185
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 youknowmystelo said:


best parts

I agree.


It flows perfectly -- no slow parts, everything is careful and methodical. Without the first half, the second half would have been less effective.
 09-26-2011, 02:10 PM         #186
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 Bob Sacamano said:
I strongly disliked this movie. Dialogue and character development was extremely weak (especially the main character) and the artsy style of direction was wack imo. The brutally graphic violence all of sudden was not effective because the characters were not well established and the whole environment was not believable.
Are you trolling or being serious?



I saw it again this past weekend. Loved it even more the 2nd time. Insta cop when it becomes legal physical media.

The bottom line is, anyone that didn't like this movie has barely any to no taste in film, like fapping fapster.
 6 years ago '07        #187
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I thought it was okay.

Pretty good @ best.

Definitely undeserving of a perfect score.

Maybe that's a product of y'all getting my hopes up too high.
 6 years ago '05        #188
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 Bleezy said:
I thought it was okay.

Pretty good @ best.

Definitely undeserving of a perfect score.

Maybe that's a product of y'all getting my hopes up too high.
I suppose...

For me, it was absolutely everything I wanted it to be, and absolute nothing that I didn't.

I think its very deserving of my highest score... TO ME, that is.
 6 years ago '07        #189
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 Bob Sacamano said:
I strongly disliked this movie. Dialogue and character development was extremely weak (especially the main character) and the artsy style of direction was wack imo. The brutally graphic violence all of sudden was not effective because the characters were not well established and the whole environment was not believable.

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 6 years ago '09        #190
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 Birdman's Back said:
lmao i swear... i know u think im just hatin on u but fu*k u overrate EVERYTHING. a fu*king 10?! that means u literally thought this movie was fu*kin perfect. REALLY?! good lord.

with that said, the movie was dope. sh*t started out sh*tty as fu*k... halfway through i was gonna turn it off because that sh*t was pretty much nothing except this weird dude staring into space (wtf was up with that? his character was mad weird). then the violence kicked off and sh*t picked up. 2nd half of the movie was crack, 1st half was fu*kin sh*t.

Christina Hendricks was the best part of the movie, gotdamn that bi*ch is bad.

but a fu*kin 10? do u watch a movie that u dont think is 'great'? lol


This movie is perfect. There's not one thing I would change about it, and I've seen it four times. The first half of the movie is fu*king excellent, it sets you up for what's about to happen, it gives you what the Driver's normal life is like, and what he would like it to be like, only to show you what it ends up becoming and how it'll never be how he wants it in the 2nd half. The scene with the Driver and the girl and her kid driving through the creek or whatever in the first half is one of the best scenes of the movie IMO.
 6 years ago '06        #191
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 DJ Idol said:


This movie is perfect. There's not one thing I would change about it, and I've seen it four times. The first half of the movie is fu*king excellent, it sets you up for what's about to happen, it gives you what the Driver's normal life is like, and what he would like it to be like, only to show you what it ends up becoming and how it'll never be how he wants it in the 2nd half. The scene with the Driver and the girl and her kid driving through the creek or whatever in the first half is one of the best scenes of the movie IMO.
to each his own i guess...

nothing perfect about it imo... the creek sh*t was mad corny to me... and to me there was nothing likeable about the bi*ch... shes 'fallin' for this dude yet the minute her as*hole baby daddy gets out its like 'peace out' to ole boy... yet he still willing to do some illegal, dumb sh*t and k!ll for her? i just wasnt feelin the first half of that sh*t. and i have no idea why he was constantly just staring into space, weird as fu*k.
 6 years ago '05        #192
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Joint was cool.

I would've appreciated a lil more action in place of some of that lovey dovey sh*t.
The story was cool. The cinematography was hot. The acting was really good.

Christina Hendricks can get it. I would seriously try to knock out her alignment.

Easy.
 09-26-2011, 06:51 PM         #193
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 Birdman's Back said:
to each his own i guess...

nothing perfect about it imo... the creek sh*t was mad corny to me... and to me there was nothing likeable about the bi*ch... shes 'fallin' for this dude yet the minute her as*hole baby daddy gets out its like 'peace out' to ole boy... yet he still willing to do some illegal, dumb sh*t and k!ll for her? i just wasnt feelin the first half of that sh*t. and i have no idea why he was constantly just staring into space, weird as fu*k.


- When i first experience the scene when the Driver meets her man. It felt tension, even though he approached him in a sort of mannerly way. I asked myself these questions, is he a brick? is he a tough guy that's gonna try something slick? but nope hes actually a good guy. That's great work of a director right there.

- The Driver went out for vengeance because they roughen up dude while giving the kid a bullet. They build up scenes earlier showing those two bounding.

- She was a innocent and passive chick, and you'll notice she really didn't want to be with him but she stood by his side.
 6 years ago '05        #194
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 youknowmystelo said:


- When i first experience the scene when the Driver meets her man. It felt tension, even though he approached him in a sort of mannerly way. I asked myself these questions, is he a brick? is he a tough guy that's gonna try something slick? but nope hes actually a good guy. That's great work of a director right there.

- The Driver went out for vengeance because they roughen up dude while giving the kid a bullet. They build up scenes earlier showing those two bounding.

- She was a innocent and passive chick, and you'll notice she really didn't want to be with him but she stood by his side.
That storyline involving the husband would've easily ruined the entire movie if it had been done like it's been done a thousand times... But, thank God they actually gave the husband much more dimension and layers, and made him a decent guy rather than a d!ck (which would be exactly how it would be if it were in a lesser movie).

The reason for the silence between Driver & Irene, for me, is because these are two people who want to go forward, but can't. It's right there in the performances... The way they stare at each other, you can see all that in the way they look at each other....
 09-26-2011, 07:02 PM         #195
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 DaOmega_1 said:
That storyline involving the husband would've easily ruined the entire movie if it had been done like it's been done a thousand times... But, thank God they actually gave the husband much more dimension and layers, and made him a decent guy rather than a d!ck (which would be exactly how it would be if it were in a lesser movie).

The reason for the silence between Driver & Irene, for me, is because these are two people who want to go forward, but can't. It's right there in the performances... The way they stare at each other, you can see all that in the way they look at each other....


What was your emotion or thinking during that scene (Irene's boyfriend and the Driver first encounter)? Would like to hear others thoughts on it.
 6 years ago '05        #196
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 youknowmystelo said:


What was your emotion or thinking during that scene (Irene's boyfriend and the Driver first encounter)? Would like to hear others thoughts on it.
Well, my feeling was that Standard (the boyfriend) was suspicious, but obviously didn't want to be an as*hole about it. It seemed as though that he trusted Irene, and didn't think she'd do some grimey sh*t
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I also felt that there was underlying tension that was obviously going to set up what was to come and the resolution of that storyline.
 6 years ago '07        #197
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 DaOmega_1 said:
I suppose...

For me, it was absolutely everything I wanted it to be, and absolute nothing that I didn't.

I think its very deserving of my highest score... TO ME, that is.
I can respect that.

 09-26-2011, 11:37 PM         #198
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It's such a brilliant movie all around.



It k!lls me how ppl complain about the pace. Anyway, I love how the Albert Brooks character kinda represents some critics in a way: He says he used to make movies and the critics called them "European". Now that I watched it again last night, I have a much better grasp on the ending and what it all means. Very TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA-ish, IMO.
 6 years ago '09        #199
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 youknowmystelo said:


What was your emotion or thinking during that scene (Irene's boyfriend and the Driver first encounter)? Would like to hear others thoughts on it.
Yep, kinda like Omega said, I felt like Standard didn't exactly like the fact that the driver was hangout with his wife and kid, but at the same time was appreciative of him helping out around the house, even though he knew there was something between Irene and the driver. But at the same time, I felt like Irene KNEW that Standard felt like that, but didn't really care because she wanted to be with the driver, since not once did she stop smiling or staring at the driver once her husband came out.

I also think alot of people forget about the part where the driver and Irene are in the car and they start holding hands, which shows without a doubt that she wants to be with him, and, if her husband hadn't ended up getting out of jail, she WOULD have been with him, but I guess she decided it was best to stick with the husband, probably for her kid's sake or something, even if she really didn't want to (as you can tell in the scene where Standard and the driver first meet, when she's sitting outside her apartment after the party's over).
 6 years ago '06        #200
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 youknowmystelo said:


- When i first experience the scene when the Driver meets her man. It felt tension, even though he approached him in a sort of mannerly way. I asked myself these questions, is he a brick? is he a tough guy that's gonna try something slick? but nope hes actually a good guy. That's great work of a director right there.

- The Driver went out for vengeance because they roughen up dude while giving the kid a bullet. They build up scenes earlier showing those two bounding.

- She was a innocent and passive chick, and you'll notice she really didn't want to be with him but she stood by his side.
- he was a still a d!ck...

- no he didnt. wtf were u watching? he wasnt goin out for vengeance because of that? thats bullsh*t. he was gonna help ole dude, he made sure to say "his debt is done" after they do the robbery. he didnt even go for "vengeance" after they went after him in the hotel. he was just gone give him the money back if they would take it...which is why he kept sayin "u fu*ked it up" to ole boy from Malcolm In The Middle after he called the gangster dude. u tryin to tell me why sh*t was so great yet u dont even know wtf was goin on in the movie fu*kin priceless.
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