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.
Amazing cinematography with a looping, disorienting structure. The closer one gets to the movie, the further it recedes. Korine goes to the core of the society and links it to the passive hedonism of a media-mad era. Although the meaning is fine, there are some odd points that didn't make it click for me.
Grossly misunderstood. Harmony Korine seemingly created Spring Breakers in an effort to mock the idolatry of shallow millennial vices. I think a lot of people were mislead by the trailer, expecting to see a standardized Hollywood party film; however, Korine and the cast delve into this culture of excess in a more unorthodox way. They did too damn good of a job at making me cringe at everything in this film.