"I wanted to make a movie that was about a culture of surfaces" -Harmony Korine Taken as a whole, Spring Breakers is maybe the most morally important satire of contemporary culture in years à la film. This cinematic fantasy of contemporary Americana both indulges and identifies our cultural sins. Spring Breakers is an indictment of our image-obsessed culture in its most contemporary form. Ridiculing mass media, social media, pop music, video games, and movies, Harmony Korine presents a violent/lecherous fulfillment of cultural wants and dreams. The underlying racism, sexism, and loveless hypocrisy of a generation is overtly brought to the silver screen to show the idiotic hell of pop culture fulfilled. The blame is also properly (albeit subtly) cast on our previous generations and social institutions for having developed a generation of sociopaths raised on contradictory ideals for admiration. Written with lots of simple symbolism and repetition, and shot with a vividness like Malick and an unflinching imagination like von Trier- his fast-paced hilarious black comedy succeeds, disturbingly disgustingly horrifyingly, succeeds to educate and entertain. Most fascinating to me was the way in which each character (from casting to acting) responds to their meaningless environment -their methods to the stupid madness- and the transportation, from the buses to the sports car, that finally takes them home. It is a satirical indictment of that which our insane culture most rewards. The mainstream theatrical-release of the film is what really seals it as a sociological masterpiece: The audience who condemns it as trash shock or, even worse, goes into it like a diddler at a beauty pageant, completely misses the joke, of which they are the brunt of.