Last seen in a theatre: Only God Forgives.
The reunion of Nicholas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling will be a sore disappointment to those expecting Drive 2.0.
This is very much a different movie.
A movie that seems to have been written and directed after a major bout of sleep deprivation and exposure to Takashi Miike’s work.
And Miike did it better: be it violence, alienation, vague dialogue or just plain impenetrability, Only God Forgives aims high on all axes but ends up being short on all.
Apart from being boring. It’s been a long while since I was this bored in a movie theatre, the pace is glacial and far from engaging.