Spring Breakers: A Spiritual Journey or Just Crap?

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Harmony Korine is an oddity, no other way to put it. Banned from ever appearing on David Letterman's show again for apparently rifling through another guest's purse, he seems to get more weird as time goes by.

His movies? A grab bag for sure. Everything from HIV in Kids to a group of friends being bailed out of jail by a drug dealing James Franco in his newest film Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers Cast Pic

Most all movies have some element of symbolism, but does Spring Breakers have it in spades? We touched on the symbolism in our Spring Breakers review but there are those out there who went much, much further.

While most of us were off celebrating the holiday with barbecues and fireworks, reddit user, oldtobes was busy putting together his theory that Spring Breakers is a story of a religious and spiritual journey, first and foremost.

Spring Breakers Arch In Bubble Bath

Long and short of it: James Franco as Alien is the Devil and Gucci Mane as Archie is God. That would mean that this picture here is one of God in a bubble bath. 

In Harmony Korine's view of the universe, God enjoys bubble baths.

James Franco as Alien in Spring Breakers

And the Devil? The Devil is a HUGE fan of Britney Spears. Can't really blame him, I guess. Don't know that I'd go so far as to suggest she's an "angel on earth" but hey, I enjoyed 'Baby One More Time' just as much as the rest of us.

So James Franco is the piano playing drug dealer who inevitably leads the girls to hide from God through their pink (color of God) ski masks. All to fulfill the foreshadowing proclaimed by a preacher in the beginning of the movie.

Is the interpretation right? Well it's just that, an interpretation so who really knows. Is it likely right? Probably.

Does it make the movie any better? No. Spring Breakers was awful and not even the entire Bulfinch's Mythology can convince me otherwise. But it is fun to see people's different takes on things.

So what do you think? Is Spring Breakers a modern tale of good and evil with God and the Devil it's two cornerstones? Or is it just crap? Let us know down in the comments!


This film is unbelievably rich with style and content. Anyone who sees otherwise is clearly in need of some heavy aesthetic and intellectual awakening.


I really cant believe you idiot's are comparing Gucci to God. First of all Franco and Gucci are representations of the devil. They are both evil people and both have evil nature. The message was there was a way out. Selena Gomez was the only person who halfway represented any sort of good nature. I cant believe this is what our world has come to. I feel sorry for you and your families. Please do the world a service and never have children.


it was crap...i thought about turning it off so many times but thought nah ill finish what i started and watch it through...i dono whether im happy with that decision or not...crap movie!


Spiritual? Hardly! What I do like though,is the difference in this picture and most Spring Break films,is that it doesn't just show the partying, good-time having, side of things. Don't get me wrong---there's plenty of that,and, then some! I didn't just visit Panama City beach---I lived there for years(I know,I know--this is supposed to be in St. Petersburg,but, PCB Rock's Spring break,too). Most Spring Break films show only the fun-stuff,or make light of bad events by turning to comedy. This one,gives you the good-stuff first,then---shows what happens when you step onto the wrong path. It only snowballs,and doesn't stop until something horrible happens...I lived it. I paid for it with 14-years of my life in prison, too...
So,while it could've been done better,without all the constantly repeating lines, and scenes,and Franco's Whack-job character---the film is a learning experience for those who know how to heed it,and take more away from it, than how hot Selena and Vanessa look in it. However,the characters played by Mane and Franco,aren't the devil and God(Be Real please). It's two former friends who live 'Similar' lifestyles,for God's sake! The Devil does Not live similar to God! I mean,what was the dude who made that theory smokin'? It must've been some bad stuff! Anyway,I like that the film tries to show how fast things can go wrong with bad choices,and,how you have to be careful who you hang-out with---even if you've know them since Kindergarten---People 'change' as they grow.
And, of course---I enjoyed the 3-some with Van H. her partner, and Franco, in the pool. I am a red-blooded male after-all,LOL!
So to sum it up: Not 'Spiritual',Not Great,but---Great message,Great Lesson,and some Super-Hot Scenery...YEAH,BUDDY! LOL! Later all; Hollywood---Out!


Its like Bruce all-mighty, with bruce replaced with hos and a splash of devil in it, sure to reflect todays generation!


oooooooooooh dear god: THIS IS SURE HOW TO PLEASE IT!!