Latest Movie News Headlines

Wanna Fight? Then, check out the red-band trailer for Nicolas Winding-Refn's Only God Forgives with Ryan Gosling

Apr. 3, 2013by: Niki Stephens

I am but a mere insignificant mortal in the presence of Nicolas Winding-Refn. He consistently amazes me with his work. Am I fangirling out over it? F*ck yes. So what?!

If you're like me then you've been waiting to see the trailer for ONLY GOD FORGIVES. The whole project has been surrounded in this eerie yet bad ass mystery since the only thing we've gotten from it is photos of Ryan Gosling beat to complete hell. What can I tell you about this red band trailer? Honestly, I feel like my own words do it no justice. If you like his previous works, especially DRIVE, then this is going to be right up your alley. Everything about it is so far exceptional right down to the music. Just watch for yourself.

Synopsis: A Bangkok police lieutenant and a gangster settle their differences in a Thai-boxing match.

Check it out below.

Source: JoBlo.com

Related Articles

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

2:01PM on 04/05/2013

Mere mortal? Chill Out, dude!

Refn is a pretty good filmmaker, not trying to sound pretentious, but having read the script, DRIVE was not as good as it could have been, the script's poetry just wasn't nailed, almost, but the film did not have the full potential of the script. BRONSON, well shot, but fucking incoherent, Valhalla Rising, was just bleak and felt like I was tripping on Ambien or something, not fun in the least bit. This looks like it could have some cool moments, some brooding filmmaking, but it feels again
Refn is a pretty good filmmaker, not trying to sound pretentious, but having read the script, DRIVE was not as good as it could have been, the script's poetry just wasn't nailed, almost, but the film did not have the full potential of the script. BRONSON, well shot, but fucking incoherent, Valhalla Rising, was just bleak and felt like I was tripping on Ambien or something, not fun in the least bit. This looks like it could have some cool moments, some brooding filmmaking, but it feels again like it just misses, I will see it with high hopes, but to put Refn on such a pedestal for such a mediocre, yet ambitious filmography, just doesn't warrant such praise. He is no Mendes, Aronofsky, Boyle, these knock it out of the park every time they make a film, they may each have one exception, but even those films are pretty good.
Your Reply:



6:18PM on 04/04/2013
Also, if anyone is curious, the song in the trailer is called Tur Kue Kwam Fun (Music Box) by P.R.O.U.D. From the Soundtrack of the movie Happy Birthday & With Love...
Also, if anyone is curious, the song in the trailer is called Tur Kue Kwam Fun (Music Box) by P.R.O.U.D. From the Soundtrack of the movie Happy Birthday & With Love...
Your Reply:



+7
5:41PM on 04/04/2013
Gosling could have cashed in on how crazy women are about him and made a fortune. Instead, dude is going super hard right now. One of the few mainstream film stars still willing to go super dark and brutal. All the respect in the world for that guy. DRIVE is the tits. Can't wait for this.
Gosling could have cashed in on how crazy women are about him and made a fortune. Instead, dude is going super hard right now. One of the few mainstream film stars still willing to go super dark and brutal. All the respect in the world for that guy. DRIVE is the tits. Can't wait for this.
Your Reply:



2:09PM on 04/04/2013

so let me get this straight

people see this kick ass trailer and say "no thanks, thats ryan gosling" or "i didnt like something else this director did so he's dead to me". what? try looking at this with new eyes. this is a fairly new director and an actor that is really just coming into his own as a modern Brando. two hours of hot chicks, ass kicking and great scenert aint gonna kill you.
people see this kick ass trailer and say "no thanks, thats ryan gosling" or "i didnt like something else this director did so he's dead to me". what? try looking at this with new eyes. this is a fairly new director and an actor that is really just coming into his own as a modern Brando. two hours of hot chicks, ass kicking and great scenert aint gonna kill you.
Your Reply:



5:25PM on 04/04/2013
He isn't a new director
He isn't a new director
1:49PM on 04/05/2013
considering his first known film was less than 5 years ago, i have to disagree. i know he's been around for about 15 years but he was doing small stuff and took a lot of time off.
considering his first known film was less than 5 years ago, i have to disagree. i know he's been around for about 15 years but he was doing small stuff and took a lot of time off.
-10
11:36AM on 04/04/2013

Drive was underwhelming

This site proclaimed it best movie of the year - I watched it and thought it was ok. This movie looks "OK" as well. Waiting for video!
This site proclaimed it best movie of the year - I watched it and thought it was ok. This movie looks "OK" as well. Waiting for video!
Your Reply:



9:57AM on 04/07/2013
Underwhelming is an understatement. It flat out sucked. But some of the cool kids thought it was cool, so now every movie geek who forced themselves to sit through it (and some who didn't) proclaim it the most awesome film ever made because they don't have a mind of their own, and want to be one of the cool kids. Well I am way too old to care what other people think, and my friend and I walked out of the theater saying "Good god that was a horrible movie".
Underwhelming is an understatement. It flat out sucked. But some of the cool kids thought it was cool, so now every movie geek who forced themselves to sit through it (and some who didn't) proclaim it the most awesome film ever made because they don't have a mind of their own, and want to be one of the cool kids. Well I am way too old to care what other people think, and my friend and I walked out of the theater saying "Good god that was a horrible movie".
10:13AM on 04/04/2013

"Wanna fight?"

So fu*king cool. This trailer is awesome. Can't wait for this film.
So fu*king cool. This trailer is awesome. Can't wait for this film.
Your Reply:



8:52AM on 04/04/2013

Hey Girl - You Gonna See My Movie ?

Love the style and feel of this trailer.... Can't wait for more badass Gosling
Love the style and feel of this trailer.... Can't wait for more badass Gosling
Your Reply:



6:13AM on 04/04/2013
Did the style remind anyone else of David Lynch? Looks like some bloody fun.
Did the style remind anyone else of David Lynch? Looks like some bloody fun.
Your Reply:



-35
12:43AM on 04/04/2013

Nope

Not a fan of Ryan Gosling.
Not a fan of Ryan Gosling.
Your Reply:



1:43AM on 04/05/2013
LMAO!
LMAO!
11:44PM on 04/03/2013

Yep

Looks great. Can't wait.
Looks great. Can't wait.
Your Reply:



+7
10:47PM on 04/03/2013

Looks fucking amazing.

Better quality 1080p HD Link - [link]
Better quality 1080p HD Link - [link]
Your Reply:



10:44PM on 04/03/2013

OK...

I'm not as intelligent or sophisticated as everyone else in here....But isn't that just a nonsense trailer with some obscure music that only a hipster would know about. For the record, Ryan Gosling is a great actor. I just don't want to pretend I understand the trailer, or predict the movie is going to be awesome because it was weird and different. I'll get excited AFTER I see it. Please forgive me for my lack of movie sophistication.
I'm not as intelligent or sophisticated as everyone else in here....But isn't that just a nonsense trailer with some obscure music that only a hipster would know about. For the record, Ryan Gosling is a great actor. I just don't want to pretend I understand the trailer, or predict the movie is going to be awesome because it was weird and different. I'll get excited AFTER I see it. Please forgive me for my lack of movie sophistication.
Your Reply:



7:36AM on 04/04/2013
Trailers either try to tell the viewers the story or the movie, or give a sense of what the tone of the movie will be like. This trailer decided to go with the 2nd option and is just presenting a few key images set to some music for atmosphere. As for the music, it's not really a hipster thing, the film is set in Thailand and so I assume the director just wanted to us some native Thai music, not every film has to have a soundtrack with a band you've heard of. Basically what I'm trying to say is
Trailers either try to tell the viewers the story or the movie, or give a sense of what the tone of the movie will be like. This trailer decided to go with the 2nd option and is just presenting a few key images set to some music for atmosphere. As for the music, it's not really a hipster thing, the film is set in Thailand and so I assume the director just wanted to us some native Thai music, not every film has to have a soundtrack with a band you've heard of. Basically what I'm trying to say is that there's nothing to 'get' here and that you don't need to worry about sophistication or anything.

people are too wary of hipsters nowadays...
9:46AM on 04/04/2013
Right. If it doesn't start with a somber baritone introducing an "In World Where..." narration, followed by 90 seconds of plot exposition in clip form, it must be hipster garbage designed to please goosestepping art snobs who desperately want to see the emperor's new clothes to validate their identity.
Right. If it doesn't start with a somber baritone introducing an "In World Where..." narration, followed by 90 seconds of plot exposition in clip form, it must be hipster garbage designed to please goosestepping art snobs who desperately want to see the emperor's new clothes to validate their identity.
2:07PM on 04/05/2013
You are just as intelligent as most people on this site, just so you know.
You are just as intelligent as most people on this site, just so you know.
10:00AM on 04/07/2013
MaddMartigan, you are right, but you are fighting against nerd-chic. They have convinced themselves that DRIVE was the best film ever (pssst... it sucked) and now every frame that comes from this director/actor combo has to be the holy grail of nerd-chic coolness.
MaddMartigan, you are right, but you are fighting against nerd-chic. They have convinced themselves that DRIVE was the best film ever (pssst... it sucked) and now every frame that comes from this director/actor combo has to be the holy grail of nerd-chic coolness.
10:02PM on 04/03/2013
FINALLY!!!
FINALLY!!!
Your Reply:



9:45PM on 04/03/2013
Refn sure knows how to make movies look visually good.
Refn sure knows how to make movies look visually good.
Your Reply:



9:42PM on 04/03/2013

Looks good!

Though I couldn't help but think "if someone was kicking my ass, and they stuck their fingers in my mouth, I would just bite off their fingers."
Though I couldn't help but think "if someone was kicking my ass, and they stuck their fingers in my mouth, I would just bite off their fingers."
Your Reply:



9:34PM on 04/03/2013
Looks good to me.
Looks good to me.
Your Reply:



9:43PM on 04/03/2013
2013 started off rough but I think we are in for a treat starting now until the end of the year
2013 started off rough but I think we are in for a treat starting now until the end of the year
9:00PM on 04/03/2013

Looks interesting

I still remember the feelings I had walking out of "Drive". The movie felt very surreal and dream like. If Refn can pull the same move with this film and make it more of a nightmare... I will love it. I have to watch "Drive" again... I have forgotten it.
I still remember the feelings I had walking out of "Drive". The movie felt very surreal and dream like. If Refn can pull the same move with this film and make it more of a nightmare... I will love it. I have to watch "Drive" again... I have forgotten it.
Your Reply:



8:55PM on 04/03/2013
I watched Drive for the first time very recently as well, and I have nothing but complete admiration for that film. Pumped for this one!
I watched Drive for the first time very recently as well, and I have nothing but complete admiration for that film. Pumped for this one!
Your Reply:



8:36PM on 04/03/2013
This looks brilliant. Watched Drive a couple of days ago and it's still as great as the first time I watched it.

I personally thought the song and last line "Wanna fight?" were the best parts of the trailer.
This looks brilliant. Watched Drive a couple of days ago and it's still as great as the first time I watched it.

I personally thought the song and last line "Wanna fight?" were the best parts of the trailer.
Your Reply:



8:11PM on 04/03/2013
Wasn't expecting that, but looks great. Between this and The Place Beyond the Pines, Gosling is becoming more and more of an actor I can't get enough of.
Wasn't expecting that, but looks great. Between this and The Place Beyond the Pines, Gosling is becoming more and more of an actor I can't get enough of.
Your Reply:



8:02PM on 04/03/2013
i cant fucking wait for this! im predicting this is gonna be on many top ten lists at the end of the year
i cant fucking wait for this! im predicting this is gonna be on many top ten lists at the end of the year
Your Reply:



8:00PM on 04/03/2013

Different, but looking wonderful.

I'll admit it does look a fair bit different than Drive, but it still looks great. I'm a fan of Refn's filmography, because he doesn't seem to be settling on any one strict movie type. He went from Bronson to Valhalla Rising, and now Drive to this! Very unique director with a unique vision. Love him
I'll admit it does look a fair bit different than Drive, but it still looks great. I'm a fan of Refn's filmography, because he doesn't seem to be settling on any one strict movie type. He went from Bronson to Valhalla Rising, and now Drive to this! Very unique director with a unique vision. Love him
Your Reply:



2:10PM on 04/05/2013
Really, not settling on any particular style, I hope you being sarcastic, Refn himself said this was in the same style as Drive, it looks like the same movie but in Asia.
Really, not settling on any particular style, I hope you being sarcastic, Refn himself said this was in the same style as Drive, it looks like the same movie but in Asia.
7:59PM on 04/03/2013

Awesome!

The visuals, the music is Nicolas Winding-Refn all the way. Really looking forward to see this one.
The visuals, the music is Nicolas Winding-Refn all the way. Really looking forward to see this one.
Your Reply:



+1
7:51PM on 04/03/2013
Ugggghhhh (positive sounds)
Ugggghhhh (positive sounds)
Your Reply:



7:41PM on 04/03/2013
Oh man, this looks so awesome. Those shots look magnificent.
Oh man, this looks so awesome. Those shots look magnificent.
Your Reply:



-29
7:40PM on 04/03/2013

From the director of Drive...

A Bangkok police lieutenant stares at people like half a retard while the camera holds each and every shot for 45 seconds to a minute too long culminating in 2 minutes of action at the end, and then the "hero" makes a stupid decision and most likely dies. I Can't wait!
A Bangkok police lieutenant stares at people like half a retard while the camera holds each and every shot for 45 seconds to a minute too long culminating in 2 minutes of action at the end, and then the "hero" makes a stupid decision and most likely dies. I Can't wait!
Your Reply:



9:32PM on 04/03/2013
Maybe this film will make a whopping 35 million like Drive did. After all, Drive was the best movie EVER!
Maybe this film will make a whopping 35 million like Drive did. After all, Drive was the best movie EVER!
7:40PM on 04/03/2013
OH MY SHIT
OH MY SHIT
Your Reply:



7:39PM on 04/03/2013
F**K YES!!! Cannot wait for this film! Looks as amazing as I was hoping it would!
F**K YES!!! Cannot wait for this film! Looks as amazing as I was hoping it would!
Your Reply:



7:29PM on 04/03/2013
So fucking excited, top 5 of the year.
So fucking excited, top 5 of the year.
Your Reply:



+0
7:25PM on 04/03/2013
Well that looks awesome. Amazing how he makes "wanna fight" sound bad ass, instead of coming off as corny.
Well that looks awesome. Amazing how he makes "wanna fight" sound bad ass, instead of coming off as corny.
Your Reply:



7:40PM on 04/03/2013
He did make it sound REALLY bad ass!
He did make it sound REALLY bad ass!