If you were around in 2011 and the hyper-violent thriller Drive wasn’t in your top ten favorite flicks, I don’t know if we can be friends. …okay, so now that all those people have left, it’s time to unveil Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film, starring Ryan Gosling, yet again, as a sociopathic killer. I don’t see the problem here.
As Englishman Julian, which will be interesting to see play out, Gosling comes to assist her mafia boss mom in Hong Kong. His task? Defeat the Angel of Vengeance, the man who killed his brother. What follows appears to be a never-ending and ever-stylish look at Hong Kong’s seedy under belly laced with plenty of uncomfortable violence. Minus a Carey Milligan, it appears we’ll also be short one romantic interest to soften the blow. Well, enjoy!
Only God Forgives is out May 23rd.