I think what bugs me the most is that just from the trailer alone, it looks like a collage of typical indie/arthouse imagery, which I’m not sure everyone is aware of.
Check out the trailer first then continue on…
I’m sure cinephiles could immediately spot the influences & borrowed imagery within the trailer, but I don’t know if the average movie goer/Gosling fan can (I could be way off but these are the films that come to mind when I watch the trailer)
|George Washington (David Gordon Green)|
|Gummo (Harmony Korine)|
|Wax's California music video (Spike Jonze)|
I’m obviously going to see this if/when it comes out. Even if it turns out to be as bad as critics have made it out to be, I’d rather see a disastrous failure than a safe/non-threatening movie that I’d forget about five minutes after watching.