Escape to the Movies: Spring Breakers

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ehh... Really honestly, i'm just not interested. i have a group of friends where if want to see barely Legal(or illegal if its friday/saturday night)tits, get drunk and go on chemically induced "adventures", i can. Or at the very least i have a bottle of vodka in the cabinet and the internet. i saw a trailer for this, and really even this review, I can't get my self hyped for it. don't know what to think.

Ponies you say? Well now I'm vaguely interested, also interested in what dubstep skrillex puts in there. I'm no fan of the stuff but I enjoy listening to it all the same, its only a matter of time before I find some I actually like.

You know... after thinking about it, maybe it makes sense other things are in there, its grown so big its now fitting to use in symbolism. I just might have to see this if any friends want to go.

I'd like to say that I'm surprised most of you would be willing to write something off so easily. Then I remembered where I am.

Dammit, now I want to see it just for the ponies, thanks allot bob.

MovieBob:
Spring Breakers

Disney meets Natural Born Killers in the latest Harmony Korine film.

Watch Video

I'm part of generation Y [born in 1994] However as a extremely awkward loner I never really got into the whole teenage party thing [in all my life I have only been to one event that could be considered a "party"] and really hated the jock/cheerleaders growing up,so my question to you mister moviebob: Will I still be able to get/understand/like this movie.

Wait... what?

' . '

Weeelll then....

Also: Shouldn't that be Generation Z already? Millenials (GenY) didn't grow up with Hannah Montana and stuff. Millenials/Ys are the Sarcastic Brony generation. GenZ is the "raised by Facebook and Disney DVDs" generation.

knight steel:

MovieBob:
Spring Breakers

Disney meets Natural Born Killers in the latest Harmony Korine film.

Watch Video

I'm part of generation Y [born in 1994] However as a extremely awkward loner I never really got into the whole teenage party thing [in all my life I have only been to one event that could be considered a "party"] and really hated the jock/cheerleaders growing up,so my question to you mister moviebob: Will I still be able to get/understand/like this movie.

You don't have to have lived this life in order to understand the movie. I seriously doubt Bob did, and he understood it just fine.

Evilpigeon:

Robot Number V:
Oh, and obligatory "In my opinion" statement. Although the fact that everything I just said is my opinion should really just be assumed.

I think you're missing the point of the statement. The point of 'in my opinion' is not to inform everyone else that what you're saying isn't gospel truth, it's a device to demonstrate that you're willing to allow others their own points of view. Without qualifiers such as 'in my opinon', 'I find that' etc many people will find you antagonistic, arrogant and closed minded every time you're expressing an opinion they find controvertial.

Well, that's a fucking crazy assumption to make. Saying "I like blue" does not somehow imply that I hate red and anyone who likes red.

How can you claim this to be the defining movie a generation you weren't a part of?

daibakuha:

knight steel:

MovieBob:
Spring Breakers

Disney meets Natural Born Killers in the latest Harmony Korine film.

Watch Video

I'm part of generation Y [born in 1994] However as a extremely awkward loner I never really got into the whole teenage party thing [in all my life I have only been to one event that could be considered a "party"] and really hated the jock/cheerleaders growing up,so my question to you mister moviebob: Will I still be able to get/understand/like this movie.

You don't have to have lived this life in order to understand the movie. I seriously doubt Bob did, and he understood it just fine.

Hmmm maybe.......but just maybe.....BOB actual did live this type of life O_O

Father Time:
How can you claim this to be the defining movie a generation you weren't a part of?

Because he doesn't live in a vacuum.

daibakuha:

Father Time:
How can you claim this to be the defining movie a generation you weren't a part of?

Because he doesn't live in a vacuum.

Translation: He's guessing.

Sounds alright, didn't expect him to rate it so highly, sounds like it will be worth a watch.

I probably won't see this film, it's not my cup of tea, but I'm also really hoping that Man of Steel doesn't suck.

So, is this movie going to make ANY sense to a 46-year-old GenX-er like myself?

Because I'm still trying to understand the appeal of Napoleon Dynamite.

Father Time:

daibakuha:

Father Time:
How can you claim this to be the defining movie a generation you weren't a part of?

Because he doesn't live in a vacuum.

Translation: He's guessing.

That's one, very simple, way of putting it. Another would be to say he's making a cultural observation. One you can't disprove because you haven't seen the movie and you don't have the same background in film he does.

As a side note: it's passive aggressive attacks like these that make me loathe my generation. You wanna say you think he's wrong, just say it.

I have paid attention to this movie since it became a story, and it has been a story, simply because the critics are completely polarized by it. As Bob said in one of the credits of a previous show, critics are split between "utter shite" and "masterpiece". It's hard to say whether the ones panning it are just a bunch of retirees and don't "get" it or whether the people praising it so highly are the ones sort of "falling" for the pretentiousness.

Unlike Sucker Punch and a few of the other not-so-great movies Bob has hailed as masterpieces, this one is at least fresh on the tomatometer. So if that's your only hangup, I'd say go for it. It seems like most of the negative reviews mostly come from a place of "what was the point of that?" which is sort of missing the point if you're looking for a... point.

From the first time I saw this film advertised, it felt a bit strange to me. I couldn't tell if it was just a really stupid idea aimed at the members of my generation that this world could do better without, or the complete opposite. From this review, I must say that I still don't know which one it is, although I kind of want to see it now.

Btw someone said something earlier about Halo 4 being better than the previous Halos, and I have to disagree with that. But that is an argument for another day.

Well, considering I hate everything involved with the movie (Harmony Korime, the actresses, Franco [although I hate him less after Oz], the soundtrack, and the plot), not even the prospect of ponies could get me into the theater for this one.

Wow, this sounds....... Brutally uninteresting.

Seriously. I couldn't care less about "my" generation's nonsense and this just sounds pretentious and annoying.

Also the ponies thing. I was almost considering seeing it until you mentioned that.

Well, thanks for keeping me from wasting my money, Bob!

Besides, if I want barely legal porn, I can certainly do better than some artsy James Franco movie...

That sure sounds like a fantastic, insightful and subversive movie that i would absolutely hate.

If it's anythink like Bob described it it's probably the exact antithesis of my personal philosophy on life. And there's nothing wrong about it but i wouldn't be able to enjoy it.

Robot Number V:

Evilpigeon:

Robot Number V:
Oh, and obligatory "In my opinion" statement. Although the fact that everything I just said is my opinion should really just be assumed.

I think you're missing the point of the statement. The point of 'in my opinion' is not to inform everyone else that what you're saying isn't gospel truth, it's a device to demonstrate that you're willing to allow others their own points of view. Without qualifiers such as 'in my opinon', 'I find that' etc many people will find you antagonistic, arrogant and closed minded every time you're expressing an opinion they find controvertial.

Well, that's a fucking crazy assumption to make. Saying "I like blue" does not somehow imply that I hate red and anyone who likes red.

It's not an assumption, without qualifiers you allow no room in your statement for disagreement. Using your example, it'd be like saying "blue is the best colour". The nobody cares about that is the debate over whether or not blue is in fact the best colour is so insubstantial and petty that nobody cares/ assumes you're aware of that.

Now, someone who read my last sentence and strongly disagrees with me and believes that debating which colour is best is a deep and stimulating use of their time will probably be quite annoyed because I ignored their point of view and stated my own point of view as though it was undeniably true. It doesn't matter that I think their view is rather strange, they are entitled to it and it's very easy to annoy people over petty things that they consider to be important.

For instance, I hate it whenever I see people refusing to acknowledge that others can find meaning in somethign that they themselves don't see. It's a petty thing for me to get annoyed about but it can make me instantly dislike somebody simply because they're expressing their opinion in a way I find arrogant: "I don't see what you see in this, therefore it doesn't exist because I am always right".

Is that a clearer way of explaining the purpose of phrases like "in my opinion" to qualify statements?

daibakuha:

Father Time:

daibakuha:

Because he doesn't live in a vacuum.

Translation: He's guessing.

That's one, very simple, way of putting it. Another would be to say he's making a cultural observation. One you can't disprove because you haven't seen the movie and you don't have the same background in film he does.

Why would I need the background in film to have a different opinion?

daibakuha:

As a side note: it's passive aggressive attacks like these that make me loathe my generation. You wanna say you think he's wrong, just say it.

You need it spelled out? Fine, I question his choice and his qualification to speak for others.

You sold me even before ponies. Now I just want to pay money to see how they even put that in the context of this movie.

I kept waiting for Bob to say "Ha ha ha, just kidding; it's a pile of shit" or something.

How did that moment never come? I'm ... still not sure what's going on here.

I don't know what exactly made me so ambivalent about this at first, especially as I gradually got a somewhat better idea of who the director was. I honestly wasn't put off by the Disney brats in "adult" situations or of the debauchery of the Spring Break mentality. I think I was just under the impression it wasn't going to ultimately be that big a deal, certainly not like everyone else was saying, concerning a subject that seems played out and so obviously worthy of criticism, even though I can get how the whole "freak-lover" deal might be insightful (I haven't watched it yet, but his earlier work "Gummo", which the few indie friends I have are citing as one of their favorite films, looks, even just from the poster, nightmare-inducing).

I honestly went into this review with an odd cynicism, daring Bob to call it a "masterpiece" - that he basically did blatantly was surprising, but the rest of his review, especially at 4:11, is filled with a tone of genuine love I can't remember hearing from him maybe ever, even for the damn Avengers.

Long story short, I'm considering seeing this now :).

Worgen:
Dammit, now I want to see it just for the ponies, thanks allot bob.

Same here! Sure while Bob himself praise the movie from my initial dismay may have peak my interest toward it but now I want to see it more just for that (sure I may like it but I want to see the reference to it).

My brain is having indigestion from everything I have just heard.

...I'm kinda hoping that review was in sarcasm. Because that what it felt like with the praise all the way to the punch that didn't exist.

I am not usually into those social commentary kind of movies because I come from an entirely different culture, but I am curious how they incorporate ponies in it, did they even take the permission from Hasbro ?

Well, that was a good review, but I still don't think I'll find a movie like this worth seeing. Just watching the review made me feel old. Depressingly old.

This movie is probably going to disturb me more than the book of Revelations, so even if it is amazing, I'll give it a pass.

I'm still waiting for Bob to say "Psych, motherfuckers! Got ya!" I can't imagine it being that deep.

Wow, 2 hours in and there are already over 60 comments? I bet they're about confusion regarding what makes this movie so special that Bob and other critics find it at least intriguing; I guess it has to be seen to be believed.

*checks comments* Really, guys? A large fraction of you care about the reference of MLP:FIM in this? Hasn't the fandom sorta died down?

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