This red band trailer for Only God Forgive's, part two of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling's "Slightly Retarded Hero" series, gets me more excited than any other trailer I've seen this year. Not even stuff like Pacific Rim can compete with this.
I loved Drive, but I'm an even bigger fan of Bronson, and this trailer shows off the kind of dramatic flamboyance that characterized Bronson but was pushed more to the edges of Drive. The look, the music, the violence, the acting, a monologue about how Ryan Gosling's character should have been aborted… what more do you want?
According to The Film Stage, Only God Forgives opens July 19. Be there.