Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens come fully loaded in 'Spring Breakers' trailer: Watch
James Franco rocks a grill and cornrows in racy first spot
- Critic's Rating A+
- Readers' Rating B-
Former Disney princesses Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens behave badly - very badly - in the very first trailer for Harmony Korine's sure-to-be-controversial new film "Spring Breakers."
"Pretend like it's a video game," one of the jailbait hotties urges as she and her friends prepare to rob a restaurant (with the noble goal of financing a trip to Florida). Intentional or not, it's a timely bit of dialogue in this post-Newtown age.
The rest of the trailer indulges heartily in images of young women dancing in bikinis, young women shooting machine guns in bikinis, young women drinking and doing drugs in bikinis, and young women basically engaging in every other type of sordid activity you could possibly imagine (in bikinis).
Along for the ride is a cornrowed small-time criminal played by James Franco, who bails the girls out of jail in order to, you know, exploit them - an accusation many will almost certainly level at the filmmakers themselves.
If this hadn't been written and directed by Harmony Korine (who scripted Larry Clark's "Kids" before helming such envelope-pushing films as "Gummo" and "Trash Humpers"), all the flashy, titillating imagery on offer would've most likely been utilized in service of a sordid (and ultimately empty) cautionary tale, but underneath the Skrillex-led soundtrack and tanned nubile bodies on display I suspect the long-time provocateur has a whole lot more on his mind here.
My grade for the trailer: A+. After watching it, rate it for yourself at top left.
"Spring Breakers" hits theaters on March 22.
News From Our Partners
- The Telefile - The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week The Telefile - Modern Family: The Best Lines of the Night The Telefile - Fall TV 2013: What's On When
- Box Office Guru Wrapup: Star Trek Softer Than Expected at #1 Weekly Ketchup: Will Smith to Star in Wild Bunch Remake? Critics Consensus: Star Trek Into Darkness is Certified Fresh
- 'Doctor Who' Season 8 Confirmed, Steven Moffat to Return The Wrap Up: Behind-the-Scenes Image from 'Godzilla' Shows a Train in Peril Batman: Arkham Origins Will See the Return of Kevin Conroy
- 'Anchorman 2' Trailer Had Us At 'Hello': Watch Now! Fiery 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Scene Hurt The Most: Ouch! How Far Will 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Boldly Go At Box Office?
- Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Captures Top Digital Song Honor at 2013 Billboard Music Awards Macklemore + Ryan Lewis Win Best Rap Song for 'Thrift Shop' at 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2013 Billboard Music Awards Gets a Tour From Taylor Swift's '22′ Performance [Video]
- A Final 'Office' Farewell Stefon Marries Anderson Cooper In Final Show Creed Bratton: Closing Creed Thoughts
- Cannes Film Festival: Cannes 2013, Day Four: The Coen brothers return to the festival with a folk-rock flashback Cannes Film Festival: Cannes 2013, Day Three: Cheers for the young stars of The Selfish Giant, jeers for the new films by Hirokazu Kore-eda and Arnaud Desplechin Watch This: With Beavis And Butt-head Do America, Mike Judge skewered the idiocy of cinematic adventures
- FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (May 19) Doctor Who "The Name of the Doctor" Review: The Impossible Girl Made Possible What to Watch This Weekend: The Season Finales of Nikita, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, and Family Guy