Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers ★★★★★

As a huge fan of Harmony Korine, whether it be his direction or his free flowing writing style, when I first saw this back in 2013, I knew exactly what I was going to get. I was not disappointed, whatsoever. Spring Breakers is the very definition of what can be analyzed as devious within and directly by basic MTV culture. Korine's énfant art house film paints the perfect mural of everything we know about the type B personality, explained in the only way someone with a type A personality can; Through the lens of a camera, and from a distance in which we feel safe. Within the comfort of the cinema.

In other words, Spring Breakers is how introverts view extroverts in the only way we'd be able to fully understand the hype behind their lifestyle of choice. Much like Gummo was Korine's ode to all things ugly being strangely beautiful, Breakers seems to be it's counterpoint. Being the film that finally showed us as a culture just how ugly our visual definition of beauty was all along. Although this is a satire by description, repeat viewings can't help but signal just how honest and adamant Korine was with this film's message in general. I'm all for that.

- The Spork Guy

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