Seventeen years later and the world we live in needs a Super Troopers sequel so we may make it through another news cycle of nonsense & potential war. The pairing of this release on Four Twenty is the cannabis infused salve I will smear all over my body and slide around on the hood of somebody's car in the parking lot of the multiplex before I go see this. Mind where you park and a happy stoner's holiday to all, including you, Mr. President. I see you recently got something right for us.
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(Warning: Multiple Drive Spoilers)
So the driver (Ryan Gosling) has just killed gangster Bernie Ross (Albert Brooks) and driven off into the Los Angeles sunset, badly stabbed, but still alive. He took a little bit of the stolen mob money to get himself a ticket out of the country and go meet up with his brother who resides in Bangkok. There he gets back into the family business of drug smuggling which he tried to escape in the first place. Early on in the film, his brother (who is pretty much a scumbag) is killed and he is forced to find out who is responsible and deal with his crazy mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) who has herself returned to make sure vengeance is done. You won't blame him for running away from his shit house crazy family to Los Angeles for those few years to work as a mechanic once you are introduced to them.
So Drive & then Only God Forgives is the perfect double feature if you like blistering violence or just want to gaze longingly at Mr. Gosling for 190 minutes. And somehow, there happens to be less dialog in Only God Forgives. I think Gosling & Nicolas Winding Refn must have had some sort of bet going on.
And if you don't agree with my excellent theory, well, enjoy yourself anyway. We're all adults.
The widely anticipated prequel goes big brain on everyone when compared to the simple elegance of Alien, but Ridley Scott seems to only be getting started with opening the door to a sequel to this prequel. OK, now I'm confused again, just like when I was watching this movie. (SPOILER ALERT!) And by the way, space Jesus? Really?
Go rent the first movie and pretend they are in Bangkok.
Here is what else is a little different (SPOILER ALERT - so don't blame me if you keep reading).
Stu (Ed Helms) sleeps with a she male, the ever revolving rumors of celebrity cameos (first it was Mel Gibson and then Liam Neeson) turns out to be Mike Tyson & Paul Giamatti, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) shaves his head, Phil (Bradley Cooper) gets shot, there is a drug monkey which smokes. Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) and Doug (Justin Bartha) get about the same amount of screen time as they got in the first one.
See, I told you to stay home and just see the first one again.