Drive had me enjoying the ride. I dug the retro 80’s music and typography, and the strong, silent character Ryan Gosling plays well (I’ve actually been liking him quite a bit these days). The chase scenes were decent, and the brutality of the violence surprising and chilling.
Ultimately, though, it lost me at the end. It felt like the screenwriter just didn’t know how to end the movie, and punted. If only Hossein Amini, the screenwriter, had taken Robert McKee’sadvice. The ending left me so unsatisfied that I feel like the whole movie was a waste of my time.
It wasn’t though, and that’s what stinks. There was a lot to like, but I probably won’t watch it again.