RADiUS-TWC just unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming "Only God Forgives" thriller, that re-teams Ryan Gosling with his "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn. Check it out below.
Plot: Julian (Gosling) lives in exile in Bangkok where he runs a Thai boxing club as a front for the family's drugs smuggling operation. When Julian's brother Billy is killed, their mother, Jenna (Kristen Scott Thomas), arrives in the city. She wants revenge and forces Julian to find the killer. Julian's contacts in the criminal underworld lead him directly to The Angel of Vengeance, a retired police officer who knows everything and who is both Judge and Punisher. Jenna demands that Julian kill The Angel of Vengeance, an act that will cost him dearly.
"Only God Forgives" is set to hit theaters on July 19th, likely in limited release.
Looking forward to this, I enjoyed very much, Pusher 1 and 2, Bronson, Valhalla Rising and Drive, this is something like is a picture in good shape, also, this director is adapting Jodorowsky/Moebius The Incal into a movie, so, there you go.
If I ever have the opportunity to be a film director I would like to be one in the action genre, wheter with swords, guns, etc. But crazy storylines, crazy action, I mean out of industrial commerciality, is just that I´ve always loved action movies, then I saw films by Bergman, Tarkovsky and it f*cking blow me away.
Having a mindblowing very well grounded storyline and frikky action, that would be it.
I acknowledge the clever comment, deftone. Jor el as god, zod as the demiurge and kal el as christ.
I'm still waiting for someone smarter than me to draw a parallel between MOS and the current social war against the value of fathers though.
The more time I waste on this site the more O've come to notice a disparaging fact: it's composed almost entirely of men in the 30 to 40 age bracket. That says something, though I'm not smart enough to tell what. My days on here are probably numbered.
Muscle Manwrites: on June 15th, 2013 at 7:13:25 PM
Saw this movie a couple of weeks ago in Belgian theaters.
As a big fan of the 'old-scool' and 'rare' cinema and occasionally a CGI movie (if it at least has a good and strong story, which I have to admit, very few have), with much pain in my heart, I have to agree with Phil: this movie is utter crap !
Seriously, the dialogue writer certainly had a rain check, because almost all the lines they say in this movie, are also in this trailer. Ryan Gosling for example, had only 3 lines I think.
My conclusion: that director had a one hit wonder with 'Drive', but lost himself in an over the top artsy world in order to again create a new cult flick.
If it had ANY good part, it was the karaoke scene with the angel of vengeance imo. Also too gory ... (and I'm not often the person who says that).
I'm open to all kind of films, even the black & withes, but the fan girls of Ryan Gosling will be very disappointed and I can't see ONE American like this movie, no offense intended. But if you want to see it, don't mind if you do, just don't say I did not warn you guys.
@stapes - My profile says I'm 44...Because no matter what, I always make my birthday 4/20 1969, when I sign up to a web site. I try not to put to much info out there on the net. Just psychotic ramblings every now and then.
I saw this last night at the Sydney Film Festival. It's not fantastic, but it's far from crap. Gosling only has about 20 lines of dialogue, but it works for his character. And as for it being too violent, bullsh*t. The ear scene from Reservoir Dogs is more horrific than the dismembering that occurs from swordplay in this.
I was really looking forward to this one. Drive was a brilliant and I was really hoping that gosling and refn would be able to pull it of again. Sadly I was mistaken. It's kinda like muscle man says, they might have had a one hit wonder as a duo.
Where the slow pace of drive suited the movie and goslings silent but strong character gave that constant sensation of a certain inpredictability, in only god forgives it just got on my nerves.
They also built in multiple scenes that even more so kept the pace out of the movie and in the end didn't gave you all the more information, and they surely didn't evoce an emotional response for me.
I left the theatre with the sense they didn't really knew what they were going for and kinda felt the necessity to churn out another movie after all the (well deserved) praise at the oscars.