Here are VH1, we have a bit of a fascination with Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling. Both actors have films opening this weekend (R.I.P.D. and Only God Forgives, respectively) so we asked them who would win in a face-off. Of course, Jeff Bridges, who was hanging out with Reynolds during the interview, jumps in and offers his thoughts as well.
Only God Forgives
Ryan Gosling is back in theaters with a new flick, Only God Forgives. The film is his second collaboration with director Nicolas Winding Refn, who first directed Gosling in Drive. Whether or not the second time around is a success, everyone will be talking about what happens to Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas’ incredible performance. Those are just two of the ten talking points VH1 has pulled together for you. Think of it as your cheat sheet to the film.
We all remember what happened to Ryan Gosling‘s character at the end of Drive, don’t we? (He drives up to Heaven, right? Did we interpret that last shot wrong?) The Place Beyond The Pines trailer seems to have the potential for even more violence than that, what with all the bank robbing and the motorcycle death cage and such. Even Blue Valentine left Gosling’s character basically destroyed, albeit in an emotional sense. We were hoping to get a Crazy. Stupid. Love. to break up the brutality of Ryan’s career trajectory, but instead we got the teaser trailer for Only God Forgives, Gosling’s new Thai kickboxing movie. Oh yeah, he’s gonna get punched in the eye for sure.
As short as the teaser is, we only need to see 20 seconds of director Nicolas Winding Refn‘s new thriller to know it is as gritty and teeth-shattering as all of Gosling’s recent films. Did we mention the upcoming movie stars Ryan as a “gym owner who has to take out his brother’s murderer — or perish himself.” Yeah, we wouldn’t blame Ryan if his next film was, say, Smurfs 3: This Time It’s Smurf-onal. Just to give his fists a break.