Wednesday, August 14, 2013

PCP on DVD - Spring Breakers

It seems I'm running a theme this week of girls gone bad. Monday was Bachelorette, today is Spring Breakers, the Disney Girls Gone Wild movie.

Spring Breakers - 2013, rated R.  My rating: 4 out of 10.

I call this the Disney Girls Gone Wild movie because it stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, two former Disney stars, as well as Ashley Benson from another Disney network show, Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family. The three of them, plus relative unknown Rachel Korine, travel down to Florida on Spring Break from college. Along the way, they meet up with drug dealer James Franco, start a crime spree, and spend pretty much the entire film in bikinis. I guess they wanted to break their goodie-two-shoes images really badly, in order to make this film.

Overall, the film is really not worth watching. The characters have odd motivations and are really poorly written, with next to no backstory or development. It seems hard to believe they would go from party girls to murderesses in such a short time. Also, the film has the extremely annoying habit of having random gun cocking or gun firing sound effects occur between nearly every scene in the film. I guess it is supposed to be foreboding, but really it's just annoying. Bottom line, unless you have a major obsession with Gomez or Hudgens, there's really no point to this film, and you'd just be wasting an hour and a half of your life.

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