History YMMV / Drive

16th Jul '16 1:51:26 AM FlashSteps
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Most of the score and the song "Real Hero". One of the first works to highlight [[{{Synthwave}}]] artists to a wider audience.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Most of the score and the song "Real Hero". One of the first works to highlight [[{{Synthwave}}]] {{Synthwave}} artists to a wider audience.
16th Jul '16 1:48:25 AM FlashSteps
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Most of the score and the song "Real Hero".

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Most of the score and the song "Real Hero". One of the first works to highlight [[{{Synthwave}}]] artists to a wider audience.
24th Oct '15 1:20:00 AM McMunchly
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** Made worse by the obvious OscarBait that did win [[TheArtist best picture and best director.]] Drive is still discussed enthusiastically in many circles while most people know TheArtist as "that black and white movie".
12th Oct '15 3:53:20 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* MemeticMutation: A real human being. And a real hero. And the Mondegreen version: A real human bean.

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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A real human being. And a real hero. And the Mondegreen version: A real human bean.bean.
** "I drive."
15th Sep '15 4:22:02 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* EarWorm: He's a real human being... and a real hero... He's a real human being...
** There's something inside you...it's hard to explain...they're talking about you, boy...but you're still the same...

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* EarWorm: He's EarWorm:
** "He's
a real human being... and a real hero... He's a real human being...
being..."
** There's "There's something inside you...it's you... It's hard to explain...they're explain... They're talking about you, boy...but boy... But you're still the same..."



* MemeticMutation: A real human being. And a real hero.
** and the Mondegreen version: A real human bean.
* {{Narm}}: The [[MoodWhiplash elevator scene.]] [[spoiler:How do you follow a very dramatic, slow motion kiss? Apparently with the Driver rapidly stomping on a mook's head ''until his skull visibly caves in.'']]
** It ''heavily'' depends on the person though. For those who are sensitive to [[{{Gorn}} graphic violence]], this scene goes straight into NightmareFuel territory, especially considering that [[spoiler:up until that point, the Driver had only demonstrated TranquilFury, even when he was clearly ''very'' angry about everything that had transpired. In this scene, he finally truly [[NotSoStoic blows]] [[RageBreakingPoint his stack]] and commits an act of horrific violence ''out of nowhere''.]]
*** [[spoiler:While Irene sees it as out of nowhere, the viewer is given the actual reason- while in the elevator, Driver notices a gun in the man's jacket, and puts together that the man's there to kill them.]]

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* MemeticMutation: A real human being. And a real hero.
** and
hero. And the Mondegreen version: A real human bean.
* {{Narm}}: The [[MoodWhiplash For some people, the MoodWhiplash of the elevator scene.]] [[spoiler:How do you follow a very dramatic, slow motion kiss? Apparently with the Driver rapidly stomping on a mook's head ''until his skull visibly caves in.'']]
** It ''heavily'' depends on the person though. For those who are sensitive to [[{{Gorn}} graphic violence]], this scene goes straight into NightmareFuel territory, especially considering that [[spoiler:up until that point, the Driver had only demonstrated TranquilFury, even when he was clearly ''very'' angry about everything that had transpired. In this scene, he finally truly [[NotSoStoic blows]] [[RageBreakingPoint his stack]] and commits an act of horrific violence ''out of nowhere''.]]
*** [[spoiler:While Irene sees it as out of nowhere, the viewer is given the actual reason- while in the elevator, Driver notices a gun in the man's jacket, and puts together that the man's there to kill them.]]



* {{Padding}}: The movie would be an hour long if it weren't for all the shots of characters staring off into space for long periods of time.
** [[TropesAreNotBad On the other hand, a lot of the movie's emotional impact and]] SceneryPorn [[TropesAreNotBad comes from these shots.]]
15th Sep '15 4:19:12 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** AdaptationDistillation: The film has received ''much'' more acclaim than the book, which is a relatively standard pulp-crime novel.
10th Jun '15 12:18:01 PM WickedIcon
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** This is ''very much'' a YMMV; many people see this as one of the most effective and disturbing scenes in the film because of said MoodWhiplash.
** It ''heavily'' depends on the person though. For those who are sensitive to [[{{Gorn}} graphic violence]], this scene goes straight into NightmareFuel territory, especially considering that [[spoiler:up until that point, the Driver had only demonstrated TranquilFury, even when he was clearly ''very'' angry about everything that had transpired. In this scene, he finally truly [[NotSoStoic blows]] [[RageBreakingPoint his stack]] and commits an act of horrific violence ''out of nowhere''.]]

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** This is ''very much'' a YMMV; many people see this as one of the most effective and disturbing scenes in the film because of said MoodWhiplash.
** It ''heavily'' depends on the person though. For those who are sensitive to [[{{Gorn}} graphic violence]], this scene goes straight into NightmareFuel territory, especially considering that [[spoiler:up until that point, the Driver had only demonstrated TranquilFury, even when he was clearly ''very'' angry about everything that had transpired. In this scene, he finally truly [[NotSoStoic blows]] [[RageBreakingPoint his stack]] and commits an act of horrific violence ''out of nowhere''.]] ]]
*** [[spoiler:While Irene sees it as out of nowhere, the viewer is given the actual reason- while in the elevator, Driver notices a gun in the man's jacket, and puts together that the man's there to kill them.]]
10th Jun '15 12:15:56 PM WickedIcon
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* FridgeBrilliance: The Driver's scorpion jacket and verbal reference to the parable of "The Frog and the Scorpion". If you don't know it, the story goes that a frog agreed to carry a scorpion across a river on his back despite knowing its predatory nature. After all, as the scorpion pointed out, if it were to sting him then they would both sink and die. Halfway across the river, the scorpion stung the frog anyway, and when the frog asked why, the doomed scorpion simply said "It's in my nature". The Fridge Brilliance comes in when you realize the Driver's jacket doesn't paint him as the scorpion, but as the frog, literally ''carrying the scorpion symbol around on his back''. He's ultimately a good person but is knowingly dealing with evil criminals who repeatedly try to betray him, such as in the pawn shop heist, and wears the jacket(mainly during heists) to show that the irony of his situation is not lost on him. The best example comes with [[spoiler: Nino, whom the Driver offers a free pass: pick up the stolen million dollars and leave him and his friends alone. The brutish, insecure Nino can't resist, however, and attempts to have the Driver killed anyway, dooming himself. The Driver even attempts to point this out to the next scorpion, Bernie Rose, who once again fails to grasp its meaning and "stings" the Driver rather than just walk away with the money, immediately dying in the process. Fortunately, the semi-ambiguous ending implies that this frog happened to survive.]]


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** This is ''very much'' a YMMV; many people see this as one of the most effective and disturbing scenes in the film because of said MoodWhiplash.


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** Really, pretty much any of the violence in this movie.
10th Jun '15 12:14:23 PM WickedIcon
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** AdaptationDistillation: The film has received ''much'' more acclaim than the book, which is a relatively standard pulp-crime novel.
3rd Jan '15 9:58:06 PM maxwellsilver
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* CriticalDissonance: Critics and festival audiences have loved this movie, however its box office success did not reflect the massive internet buzz this generated. Though to be fair, crime movies by Danish directors released by small-time distributors don't make $20 million in two weeks. Just ask the people who distributed ''{{Bronson}}''. To put it into perspective: the film cost $15 million to make. It made just over $76 million. So while it was very much a critical and financial success, it was still expected to do ''much'' better prior to release.

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* CriticalDissonance: Critics and festival audiences have loved this movie, however its box office success did not reflect the massive internet buzz this generated. Though to be fair, crime movies by Danish directors released by small-time distributors don't make $20 million in two weeks. Just ask the people who distributed ''{{Bronson}}''.''Film/{{Bronson}}''. To put it into perspective: the film cost $15 million to make. It made just over $76 million. So while it was very much a critical and financial success, it was still expected to do ''much'' better prior to release.
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