Other Movies Seen By This Director (15)
- Born on the Fourth of July
- The Hand
- Heaven & Earth
- Natural Born Killers
- South of the Border
- Talk Radio
- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
- World Trade Center
|11.03.07||Netflix|| Probably the end of my Oliver Stone kick (since I've seen everything else of his except for his TV work which I'm not paying for Australian DVDs or learning Spanish to see) and sadly no commentary track on this one. It's a shame too because I'd love to hear what he has to say about it. I mean I would REALLY like to hear that because this movie made absolutely no sense to me. Granted I wasn't trying to hard and it never really lessened my enjoyment of the movie, but the whole thing is just so... strange.|
It kind of cops out at the end but then again sort of makes the most sense of that cop-out of any movie I've seen that uses that excuse. I know that's confusing but I don't want to give it away.
I never thought I'd hear the line "I'll give you anything you want, just break that midget's leg!" in an Oliver Stone film.
So... yeah, I'm serious about not knowing what the hell was going on for the whole movie. Even in the beginning when it's sort of supposed to make sense, I was never quite sure who knew each other and how. Then Herve Villechaize shows up and there are feats of strength and he claims to grow in people's bellies and know everything and... huh? Even the scene where irrascible Uncle Charlie tries to buy gas with a credit card is filled with mystery. What was he saying about his name on some sign? I have no clue.
So... considering his somewhat mixed comments on Roger Corman and Sam Arkoff when he was here talking, I'd be very interested in hearing his take on this movie. It's funny though. You can really tell that even when he's clearly out to make a genre picture, he has a problem sticking to convention. If only Alexander and World Trade Center shared in the daring and energy present throughout his career.
Whew. this was a mind bender. Time to watch a sitcom or something.