Escape to the Movies: Spring Breakers

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Novuake:
Seeing the mentioned Disney actresses like this makes me feel dirty... Am I alone in this?

No, you're not alone. The entire idea just feels "icky" to me, like people are fantasizing about underage girls but pretending it's all OK because they're legal now. Yes, technically it's OK, but if your only reference point for these girls are from Disney shows, what does that say about you? :P

Every review I've read, even the positive ones, indicate that this film is a glorification of debauchery shot like a pornographic film while trying to convey a greater social message. Take that for what you will.

Saw it over the weekend...

The movie was interesting to watch but it was not a "good movie"

Call me simple, but I tried hard to get it all the way through, I loved James Franco here (maybe the best "transformation act" since Heath Ledger as the joker) but in the end i just didnt get it.

It seemed like the movie was trying hard to get us to dislike the main characters...

Spoilers (i dont know how to add bubble/dont feel like it)

But then there is no payoff to the end product. The movie keeps hinting at having a real commentary or message on the youth and their culture, but the ending scene is a silly looking hyper sexualized shootout more unrealistic than something out of Max payne and in the end the protagonist for the most part get off scott free learning nothing having had none of the bile built up for them paid off in any way. Up until this point i was sure that there was a payoff to be had in this story but...

I have had it been said the fact that it lacked the payoff was the point, but that doesnt make it a good or deep movie.

End spoiler

After watching the review of trash humpers i am sure that the end result of the movie was just as much nonsense. I saw this movie on the strength of Movie Bob's suggestion. He has burned me before, but he has also been good. I won't kill ya to much for this one Bob, but you burned me here.

Gen Y here (22 yo right now) and frankly this movie seems awful. I never bought into the whole "teenagers should (and it's cool for them to) fuck, take drugs and drink till they vomit at every chance they get" I also was raised more as a Gen Xer than a Yer because my older brother showed me the kind of stuff he liked. I didn't got to grow up as the sheltered little rich teen with pretensions of knowing "rough life" Going home on friday to watch Disney Channel while returning to school on monday claiming to have gotten wasted the whole weekend, mainly because I escaped from home and I was more concerned with not starving to death. And frankly, if that's what people outside of my generation think of us, then we did really turn out to be as shit as I thought we were going to turn out when I was 15.

The reference to ponys is probably going to be a Jab at the fandom, so i dont get why some people are avoiding it just because of ponies.

Movie seemed stupid and un-watchable from the previews. Bob seems to make it out to be some documentary of a few girls decent into madness. Which I may find interesting, enough to wait for Netflix.

Don't listen to Bob about the ponies! It's a ploy to get you to watch it!
I'm betting They're either on some of the clothes (like the ski masks), or in the background on a TV.
Callin' it.
Just Sayin'.
Maybe I'll watch it just for that too.
Wait, what?

MacNille:
Oh fuck, there are poines in it? I don't want them fucking everywhere.

Yes, for about two seconds. Seriously, pony haters, you don't need to shit your pants over this.

PONIES!?! This movie just got 20% cooler

Jack_in_the_green:
Well, it's not a surprise Movie Bob did find also "Suckerpunch" to be a "great" movie.... So desperately trying to find any substance when there is none, it's reeaally pathetic.

Actually, from the perspective of someone who has actually studied films and the theory behind them to an extent, Sucker Punch had a lot of stuff going on, its just not entirely obvious stuff unless you know what to look for.

Ok, I am a fan of the MLP G4 show, and I know it get at some point to a ridiculous level, but damn Bob, did you really need to address that ponies are in the movie? This one that the most unimportant piece of information I ever heard to make a movie more "interesting".......

Example below:

Did you know you can find a Derpy Hooves from MLP show reference in the game Intrusion 2?

image

Look VERY closely in the orange screen.

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Did you ever heard a reviewer talking about ponies when he wrote/spoke his opinion about this game?
NO!!!!

Sure, it is very cool and very interesting to find this secret myself or find a specific article about the secrets of a game, but not when you reviewing a movie that doesn't have to do NOTHING with the subject you are talking about!!!

Novan Leon:

Novuake:
Seeing the mentioned Disney actresses like this makes me feel dirty... Am I alone in this?

No, you're not alone. The entire idea just feels "icky" to me, like people are fantasizing about underage girls but pretending it's all OK because they're legal now. Yes, technically it's OK, but if your only reference point for these girls are from Disney shows, what does that say about you? :P

Every review I've read, even the positive ones, indicate that this film is a glorification of debauchery shot like a pornographic film while trying to convey a greater social message. Take that for what you will.

Good, someone agrees... After no reply to my message in so long I was getting worried...

SweetShark:
Ok, I am a fan of the MLP G4 show, and I know it get at some point to a ridiculous level, but damn Bob, did you really need to address that ponies are in the movie? This one that the most unimportant piece of information I ever heard to make a movie more "interesting".......

Example below:

Did you know you can find a Derpy Hooves from MLP show reference in the game Intrusion 2?

image

Look VERY closely in the orange screen.

image

Did you ever heard a reviewer talking about ponies when he wrote/spoke his opinion about this game?
NO!!!!

Sure, it is very cool and very interesting to find this secret myself or find a specific article about the secrets of a game, but not when you reviewing a movie that doesn't have to do NOTHING with the subject you are talking about!!!

RELAX!!! Pinky Pie would not approve... Unless you are more of a Twilight Sparkle fan, she won't disapprove much...

Novuake:

SweetShark:
Ok, I am a fan of the MLP G4 show, and I know it get at some point to a ridiculous level, but damn Bob, did you really need to address that ponies are in the movie? This one that the most unimportant piece of information I ever heard to make a movie more "interesting".......

Example below:

Did you know you can find a Derpy Hooves from MLP show reference in the game Intrusion 2?

[im g]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/938130502456203608/7032378019C4150A565CDC4B54160139E571906A/[/img]

Look VERY closely in the orange screen.

imagehttp://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mekq2yjGqp1r7u716o1_500.png[/im g]

Did you ever heard a reviewer talking about ponies when he wrote/spoke his opinion about this game?
NO!!!!

Sure, it is very cool and very interesting to find this secret myself or find a specific article about the secrets of a game, but not when you reviewing a movie that doesn't have to do NOTHING with the subject you are talking about!!!

RELAX!!! Pinky Pie would not approve... Unless you are more of a Twilight Sparkle fan, she won't disapprove much...

Nah, not so mad, but man, I get tired sometimes just because it have ponies on it, must immediately be mention to bring more people
to look at it...

Anyone that would not have watched this movie are sure enough that they will still NOT go watch it even with Ponies.

Jack_in_the_green:
Well, it's not a surprise Movie Bob did find also "Suckerpunch" to be a "great" movie.... So desperately trying to find any substance when there is none, it's reeaally pathetic.

Agreed, sometimes I think he tries to hard to place a hidden themes or messages in movies when its clear that there wasn't one.

Saw it.

Y'know, I'm rather pissed my wanting to see this came down to a recommendation because it meant I had to come into it with a preconceived notion of what it was about and I feel like it sucked out a bit of the fun of discovering it. For my money though, I think Bob's spot on: these are sick, twisted characters who can't seem to figure out when enough is enough, even when things get nasty. The ending I honestly felt was fabricated, as in there was simply no way it should've turned out like it did:

Yet, I think there was a reason - it asks "Now what?" And for some of these characters, banal and sad as they are, it's the most disturbing part of all.

Also:

Just out of curiosity though: is there really such a thing as "wrong" inspiration (outside the stuff that hurts others)? I know what that's supposed to mean and I agree on some level, but it also seems presumptuous to judge what makes others happy. I'd normally be on the bashing side with this, but lately the judgement has spawned the "hate culture" that makes me question it all. Why do we have free will if what makes us happy or gives us meaning is ultimately "wrong?" How do we determine "right" and "wrong"? Does any of it matter? ......and those questions are why I like this movie.

Haven't seen the film, but it doesn't surprise me that some people aren't agreeing with Bob at all on the extrapolations. Coming up with ridiculously over-reaching , narrow and meticulous subtextual meta-analysis to legitimize and pedestalize something that gives him an erection or involves a movie/director that he likes, is basically flowchart MovieBob.

(not that he, by any means, has a monopoly on such a thing)

Even if the reaching rationalizations could prove to be correct; in my book you've probably still f****d up some-where as a director if you set out to make a movie with an earnest message, and 99% of the movie turns out appearing as almost nothing but tasteless depravity that most of your audience won't be able to interpret in a proper context.

I saw beyond the "surface", but I'm disappointed that bob said this was 'great' ... to each his own but i used to see eye to eye with his reviews on a lot of things -- not that it makes a difference.

I thought this movie was just terrible, and i also think of myself as a 'movie-snob'...

There were so many awful scenes that failed what they were trying to achieve... (insert proofs here, but it's really irrelevant in the grand scheme of life, despite me already writing this)

I went in expecting a mindless film, recognized that he was trying to make it something "deeper" but really hated it and thought it failed on so many levels.

Oh well, we all have our opinions.

So finally got around to watching it. Bob did overhype it a bit, but then again i always found the MTV Spring Break thing to be revolting so most of the movie just seemed like a waste of time. Okay yeah things did improve when Alien showed up and you were legitimately paranoid as to whether or not the spring breakers would survive, but it's kind of hard to care since the only one i kind of liked leaves after Alien becomes a major character.

Oh and as to the pony thing, that's actually bullshit. You do get two clips of a bizarre dubbed version and i think that their pink ski masks have an older MLP princess on it, but that's it. It will just come off as a non-sequitor cartoon bit kind of like that creepy cartoon Butch was watching during the Christopher Walken scene in Pulp Fiction.

I finally got to see this on DVD. My fiance and I really enjoyed it, though myself more so than her. It really got us talking. The movie isn't "deep" with some kind of hidden message that only professional movie watchers and academics can find. What's fascinating is the presentation of the film. The whole movie looks like a music video and is largely composed of non-traditional camera angles that put the viewer in the middle of the scene rather than observing from a safe distance. I never felt like we were supposed or expected to sympathize with the characters, but I was convinced that the characters were blinded by their own expectations of life (and spring break). I thought James Franco delivered an excellent performance as well. This movie fascinated me and is unlike any other film I've ever seen.

Also, I went to the college where they filmed 95% of the college campus scenes and background shots. So yeah, New College is still making itself known to a very limited audience. It's also only a 60 minute drive from St. Petersburg where they filmed the rest of the film.

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