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12-30-2013, 11:36 AM
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As much as I like Spring Breakers, I think Korine is probably having a good laugh at anyone who calls it genius or a work of art, as well as anyone who wastes times decoding the movie's symbolism, because I'm sure there isn't any. I think the movie is as dumb and ridiculous as he wanted it to be. And there's a certain amount of cleverness in that, but I wouldn't necessarily call it genius.

Or, to use an appropriate example, it's genius in the same way that a really catchy Britney Spears song is genius, and it's not because there's more to it than meets the eye (or ear).

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Real tired of defending this movie. I could probably write a dissertation on it. Whatevs, opinions are opinions.

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The last few posts remind me of this review:

It's not exactly an exploitation film, and it's not exactly an art film, but it's also both at the same time. It's the type of experience that blows your mind but convinces you that nobody else on the planet is going to "get" it.

Think I'm gonna need to check it out.

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The last few posts remind me of this review:

It's not exactly an exploitation film, and it's not exactly an art film, but it's also both at the same time. It's the type of experience that blows your mind but convinces you that nobody else on the planet is going to "get" it.

Think I'm gonna need to check it out.
That's a pretty good review that you quote. I'd call Spring Breakers cheeky, rattle-some-chains, disposable pop art of the sort that Godard might find interesting (he championed the notion of disposable pop art). I'm not sure what you would make of it, one way or the other, but I'd really be curious to get your thoughts on this one.

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I nearly watched it but decided against, Whats so bad about this film ?
No plot? Bad acting ? What is the story even about ? Female version of Magic Mike?

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I nearly watched it but decided against, Whats so bad about this film ?
No plot? Bad acting ? What is the story even about ? Female version of Magic Mike?
It's funny you bring up Magic Mike because Magic Mike was essentially the Spring Breakers of last year. A borderline arthouse film horribly mis-marketed as something else that audiences hated but critics loved and carried by an actor that isn't getting proper recognition (Franco, McConaughey).

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It's kinda funny that some people still claim this movie is thoughtless drivel, even though it's painfully obvious it's something much, much more than a spring break flick.

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I enjoyed it actually... not for the acting (minus james franco who was great).

the vibe throughout the movie, the dark tones and overall direction were great.

I enjoyed korines older stuff so I was excited to see new stuff.

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12-30-2013, 06:36 PM
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As much as I like Spring Breakers, I think Korine is probably having a good laugh at anyone who calls it genius or a work of art, as well as anyone who wastes times decoding the movie's symbolism, because I'm sure there isn't any. I think the movie is as dumb and ridiculous as he wanted it to be. And there's a certain amount of cleverness in that, but I wouldn't necessarily call it genius.

Or, to use an appropriate example, it's genius in the same way that a really catchy Britney Spears song is genius, and it's not because there's more to it than meets the eye (or ear).
There were many: http://imgur.com/a/AQGDC

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There were many: http://imgur.com/a/AQGDC
I can probably synch up Dark Side of the Moon with Spring Breakers if I try hard enough, does that make me "right"? Have I revealed anything about the director's actual intentions, or have I just superimposed my own narrative onto his work, picking what fits and discarding what doesn't?

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I can probably synch up Dark Side of the Moon with Spring Breakers if I try hard enough, does that make me "right"? Have I revealed anything about the director's actual intentions, or have I just superimposed my own narrative onto his work, picking what fits and discarding what doesn't?
No you can't. It's been tried and failed. The internet hipster and tinfoil hat assossiation deemed it can't be done.

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I recently watched Natural Born Killers for the first time and I must say the resemblance between these two films is uncanny. They both have a deeper message (NBK - The medias glamorization of serial killers. SB - The dark side of the American Dream), dark humor, and both use a variety of colours and metaphors throughout the film to define a character/situation.

But what I found so fascinating was how controversial NBK was when it was released back in 1994, despite using more over-the-top, lighter humor than Spring Breakers. Makes me wonder what the publics reaction to SB would have been had it been released 20 years ago rather than 2013.

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I recently watched Natural Born Killers for the first time and I must say the resemblance between these two films is uncanny. They both have a deeper message (NBK - The medias glamorization of serial killers. SB - The dark side of the American Dream), dark humor, and both use a variety of colours and metaphors throughout the film to define a character/situation.

But what I found so fascinating was how controversial NBK was when it was released back in 1994, despite using more over-the-top, lighter humor than Spring Breakers. Makes me wonder what the publics reaction to SB would have been had it been released 20 years ago rather than 2013.
SB would have a cult following if it were released in the 90s. NBK was a much better film. But I did enjoy Franco's portrayal of an OG playa in Spring Breakers. Reminds me of Riff Raff


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SB would have a cult following if it were released in the 90s. NBK was a much better film. But I did enjoy Franco's portrayal of an OG playa in Spring Breakers. Reminds me of Riff Raff
Riff Raff is actually suing (or planned to sue) the producers for ripping off his likeness. The way he tells it, he was originally approached to play the role by Korine. At a certain point those plans fell through and Korine went with Franco instead, who Riff Raff alleges based the Alien character on him. Korine denies it and Franco says he based the character on another rapper, Danger Russ (who appears in the film and on the soundtrack).

Haven't heard anything since July of last year so who knows if it's still on-going.

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One of the worst movies I have ever seen. James Franco is the only thing even remotely decent.

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