Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Buy the ticket, take the ride.
The hallucinogenic misadventures of sportswriter Raoul Duke and his Samoan lawyer, Dr. Gonzo, on a three-day romp from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Motoring across the Mojave Desert on the way to Sin City, Duke and his purple haze passenger ingest a cornucopia of drugs ranging from acid to ether.
Best trip I ever had without doing any drugs.
For absolutely no reason, I watched this dubbed in Spanish with no subtitles.
For some reason, it works. Somehow it adds to the insanity.
"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold"
Really mate? We'd never have guessed...
This film has left my mind well and truly fucked. And I have absolutely no problem with that. I mean, I'm not even going to pretend that I understood it all, it's just, well, is that even possible? Well, the plot's fairly simple - a journalist and his attorney set out to cover a bike race and a conference in Las Vegas. Whilst consuming almost every single drug know to mankind and some that probably haven't been officially recognised as well. Which is where the mind-screwy insane brilliance comes in, mainly in the form of Johnny…
I originally watched this film years ago and hated it. I've found that every once in awhile I'll change my mind on films I saw when I was much younger. That was certainly the case here.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a front row seat to a drug induced romp. I'm not talking just weed or cocaine. I'm talking a little bit of everything. Imagine you're a chicken tender and you have every sauce they make available to be dipped in. I think if a film itself could be on an acid trip then this is that film.
Johnny Depp has played some wacky characters but I think this one tops them all. He's all over the place…
The only drugs I have taken in my life are the one's that are legal.
Thank you Terry Gilliam for showing me how you see the world through the eyes of drugs. In fact he must of taken drugs to get the look and feel for this drug filled crazy ness of a film.
Johnny and Benicio give out incredible performances and they might feel lucky as Cheech and Chong nearly got the parts(only joking).
Lot's of nice tiny cameos all the way through including Terry Gilliam himself.
If you want crazy directing,crazy acting and a crazy 2hours than press play now.
After seeing a similar Hunter S. Thompson film last night called Where The Buffalo Roam (starring Bill Murray) I wanted to give this another watch. On my third watch, this is even better than I remember it being. It's more bizarre like a drug trip opposed to the more straightforward Where The Buffalo Roam, but it's such a wonderful trip. This puts you right into the mind of Hunter S. Thompson and if this was him on a daily basis, I wanna do some drugs now. Now I do not condone to the use of illegal substances, but it worked for Hunter, why not me? WHY NOT ME?! I'm not on any drugs at the moment at all. WHO SAID…
I just don't get the cult following of the film. I'm no Gilliam fan, and I think Depp is a kind of a talentless hack who has mastered his quirk and made a fortune out of it. I know some babble on about the film's political tones and what not, but I really couldn't care about that because fundamentally the film fails at the number one thing a film should do- be a good, captivating film.
I love, love, love this movie
I went into this really wanting to like it, but I just couldn't get totally into it the way I wanted to. Depp's performance is very good, and a lot of fun to watch. The visuals are pretty interesting as well but this just wasn't my cup of tea I guess.
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.
Någonstans i den här 2 timmar långa LSD-trippen skapades embryot till vad som sedermera skulle komma att kallas Captain Jack Sparrow.
My god, I think this is the trippiest road trip movie that I know of. It's probably one of Johnny Depp's best performances in my opinion. He and Benicio Del Toro pull off the "skinny guy and fat guy" comedy duo quite well. There's a few scenes in here where they got me laughing to the point of tears. And the writing is incredibly clever and so layered for a comedy.
An insane, drug fueled trip that follows the famous (or infamous) Hunter S. Thompson (Depp) and his 300 lb. Samoan Attorney as they search for the American Dream. The film is wonderfully shot and edited and the pace of the scenes keeps the viewer sucked in to the crazed and drug addled experience. Add a great soundtrack and excellent performances all around, Fear and Loathing is a modern classic.
I didn't get it, so ignore my rating.