I still want to see it. Even if it sucks, he's earned a pass.
I go back and forth on Winding Refn. I enjoyed Valhalla Rising to a certain extent. It was visually intriguing. Very dreamlike. Or perhaps nightmarish is a better word. But it wasn't really a great movie.
Bronson, despite Tom Hardy's great performance, was complete ass. It had no momentum at all. It simply sat stagnant as you wondered what this nut job would do next and why you cared. Then you realize you don't, and you turn it off halfway through the second act.
Drive was incredible and Winding Refn's most complete movie that I've seen. I'm still intrigued by Only God Forgives, but a little less so now.
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