For those of you trying to figure out whether to loathe or lust after SPRING BREAKERS, here are some new pics that some Brazilian Selena Gomez fan managed to find of the 4 main actresses on set. I'm somewhat torn on this as well, but definitely leaning toward a "meh" attitude. First and foremost, I hate the subject matter. There are few things more annoying and idiotic than the packs of spoiled college age idiots flocking to beaches and resort towns looking to get shitfaced and infected with each other's diseases amidst a constant state of drunken excess. A whole movie centering around that subject is going to have a hard time keeping me interested. Granted, the movie does have Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson doing their best to keep me interested by running around in bikinis the whole movie. Then again, I'm reaching the point where barely graduated jail bait is just creepy.
That brings up another question. Since this looks like a pretty easy R rating, I'm wondering who exactly they're marketing to. The primary audience of these 3 is probably still too young to get a ticket to this movie and those my age are probably not going to get much out of the subject matter. I guess the idea is to somehow convince all those 20-somethings eager to be off on some beach, indulging in their own spring break debauchery, to take a couple hours and watch a fictionalized version of those same exploits. Somehow I don't see that happening. I also have to wonder if the over-the-top violence and sexual provocation of this movie could wind up biting these 3 in their cute little asses. I guess we'll have to wait and see when this thing opens next month.
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