Nicolas Winding Refn knows how to make a film. Just have Ryan Gosling silently look at things and then kill guys in unconventional ways. He’s become a hipster Jason Statham.
That formula worked for Drive and it looks like Refn’s hoping lightning will strike twice with Only God Forgives. Here, Gosling runs an underground boxing club in Bangkok and becomes mixed up with local gangsters. An obvious continuation of the stylistic language established in Drive, this trailer is all mood, violence, and neon. And thankfully, very little of Gosling speaking in his cartoon attempt at a Brooklyn accent.