Filmbalaya’s Calindra and Adam both saw Spring Breakers this weekend. Here are their reactions. Calindra’s is written in black and Adam’s is in red.
Skrillex’s “scary monsters and nice sprites” drops in on a sick bass line for the introduction to Spring Breakers, which is really no indication of what this film is really about. Still, it bothered people enough to shake a few movie-goers out of the theater. I on the other hand was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying this rather shocking cast starring the likes of Salena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, whom I thought were Disney stars. Well, turns out not only are their characters bad asses, but co-starring with James Franco as a drug dealing gangsta, they are also one seriously hot cast.
Creative and dripping with dark humor, Harmony Korine brings to life another film to add to the classics. His writing and directing style is unique and powerful which is so refreshing in this day and age. Artistic time jumps added to the suspense, and throughout the movie I found myself seriously invested in the intense parts while laughing my ass off at others (not louder than Adam though, no one laughs louder than Adam!). Overall, the violence, drugs, and masked madness were really a thrill. I’ll need to see it again soon to pick up on the bits I missed. – Calindra Jeralin
Adam’s take on the movie, after the jump. Read More…