New ‘Drive’ movie delivered odd scenes with ok thrills. FilmDistrict released their new Ryan Gosling branded action/drama/thriller flick “Drive” into theaters this weekend. I just watched it,and I thought it was ok overall. A lot of the scenes had a very odd undertone to them. I’m not really used to that. Even the thriller scenes were a bit odd,but were good enough to hold my attention. The movie stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks.
In the flick, character Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a stunt driver,a mechanic,and a “get away” driver for criminals. He also almost becomes a race car driver,but unfortunately,all the death and destruction sort of ruined that. Hey,it happens.
Anyways, as Driver lives his odd,loner life,he eventually befriends his next door,female neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son until her husband named Standard (Oscar Isaac) returns home from prison. Eventually, Driver tries to help Standard get out of a bind with some very bad men he owes money to.
He agrees to be the “get away” driver for one last robbery Standard has to perform. Unfortunately, it goes very wrong because it turns out there was a much larger conspiracy going on than just a routine robbery. It ends with guns getting fired,and Driver,now driving for his life.
At this point, the action really picked up,and led to an,I’ll say interesting conclusion, where Driver does what he needs to do to keep Irene safe,and he isn’t nice about it,meaning there’s a lot of violence that goes down.
I thought the movie was interesting enough,but the dialogue scenes left a lot to be desired in my opinion. I don’t know,they just seemed odd. Ryan’s character was very quiet,almost a mute,and it made for some very weird scenes. He could almost pass for a mime,he was so damn quiet.
I liked the plot. It had a lot more going on with it than meets the eye at first. Then it all unfolded into some thrilling scenes. I gave the movie a solid B- grade. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.