More of a montage or music video than a movie, it's got a fun hedonistic vibe to it that gets hampered when the movie attempts to have a plot. James Franco is quite good, as is Selena Gomez; I wish she was in the movie longer but I'm glad her character had some good sense to leave. I also liked the camera; had an observational vibe instead of a narrative one; almost found footage in a way.
A deep dive in Korine's neon-colored, post-pop aesthetic. Constantly playing on the edge between the guiltiest (self)indulgence and the most lucid critique, it paradoxically drags you down the very hedonistic spiral it depicts with such detachment. Its ambiguity is somehow the whole point of it, but it's also what makes it so hard to pin down: all one can do is enjoy the ride, and hope not to be lured by its sirens.
Spring Breakers is hard to pin down. It’s visually pleasing, yet nauseating; vague, yet explicit; dramatic and parodic. Maybe it’s a dupe… innocent girls letting loose doesn’t call for higher meaning, but it’s still an oddly intriguing film that I wouldn’t personally deny reputable cult status, even if it’s not for me.
Absolute dive in in the aesthetic. Full on immersion in a world not much would see an interest making a film of. But ho my did they succeed, leaving me thinking that yep, maybe their true authentic selves are made of sex, violence, drugs and party. *Note* The ideal movie to be baked on, enhances the experience.
'Spring Breakers' is either nothing more than pretentious dribble spat onto an LSD turntable cranked up to the number eleven or it's one of the greatest satires parodying our millennial age. Perhaps it's both. I don't know if I love it or if I hate it; upon viewing the film I was certainly not a fan yet when reflecting upon the film afterwards, I am. Never has a film conflicted me so much. Certainly, it's a headache.
Spring Breakers is so much smarter than you think it is. Having seen it several times, my appreciation for this film is just starting to blossom. Upon first viewing, I knew I had seen something, but I didn't know what. Now, I am convinced this is a near masterpiece. Spring Breakers is a brilliantly self-aware caricature of gangster and youth culture. It's an intelligent and grotesque vision of the American Dream.