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The Ultimate Story of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll
The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
This may actually be a perfect cinematic representation of the music of The Doors: overlong, repetitious, and centered around and unlikable asshole spouting junior high level poetry.
Oliver Stone's trippy look at the life and times of one of the world's most legendary bands was almost ignored at the cinema back in 1991. Maybe it came out at the wrong time or was just too light-weight for some audiences,who knows. It is however a stunning piece of film-making. I know I'm biased as I'm a huge Doors fan and with Val Kilmer's performance as the "Lizard King" strikingly authentic,I thought this was a worthy biopic of a complex character.
The film may well be called "The Doors",and although the other members brought their own spice to the mix of the band,Jim Morrison was The Doors. His unique blend of bohemian artistry and poetic license brought the counter-culture…
"Come on, let's get some tacos."
this is some seriously corny stuff, every earnestly ostentatious second of it. insists on Morrison as some transcendent being ultimately failed by history while Kilmer -- totally transformed, maybe or maybe not in on some private joke, incredible either way -- plays him as an insufferable shitbag. mostly i adore this as a Stone shotgun blast and for constant goofy kicks like Morrison popping amyls and getting blown by Nico or, hey, there's Michael Madsen as Tom Baker. what a gloriously stupid movie.
Ridiculous, but no more so than the rest of Oliver Stone's films. The only other person who ever took The Doors this seriously is Ray Manzarek, but he at least has an excuse - Stone is helplessly enthralled by the Morrison mythology, to the extent that he's incapable of delineating any actual truths about the man. But Kilmer's performance is riveting enough to sustain this thing for almost two-and-a-half hours, and the most absurd sequences are also, fortunately, the most viscerally thrilling. Much like the band itself, what you get out will correspond precisely with what you're willing to put in - my advice is to invest a little more than you think you should. You might be pleasantly surprised with the return.
How a Bloated, Drunk, Greasy Lunatic Captured the Body of Val Kilmer and Has Remained Within Him Until This Very Day
You know that it would be untrue,
You know that I would be a liar,
If I was to say to you,
I've seen a better music biography in my life.
This movie lights my fire.
Very interesting story made into a very average film.
Really did not like this one much. My biggest complaint is the same with, say, The Wolf On Wall Street, where it just seemed to be all about drugs, and drugs bore me.
Morrison seemed like a douchebag, doing and saying anything just to anger people. If that is what he was really like, then Kilmer knocked it out of the park.
The rest of the band and every other part in the film aren't given anything to do but to react to Kilmer. I learned nothing of the band or these guys....but that Morrison was a douche.
Some of the music was good and I spent most of the time guessing if Kilmer actually sang or did they use the real tracks.
Seeing Ryan nude was a plus, but the real find here is the tiny role of Andy Warhol, played by the brilliant Crispin Glover!
Oliver Stone's The Doors should've been called "Morrison", or
"Jim", or "The Jim Morrison Movie", cause that's really all that the film is about. However, who else would you care to watch in a rock bio pic if it were about this band? Decent acting, great editing techniques and amazing art direction. They had to recreate the 1960's version of the sunset strip in order to accurately film the gigs. The use of The Doors' actual music during scenes of them playing helps quite a bit at ensuring you'll get into the vintage world they raise from the dead. And any bio pic about Morrision that includes the Indian spirit that would possess him on stage is truly the result of a screenwriter digging extra deep in the records, in order to cover all bases for the best production possible. Yeah, It lit my fire quite nicely.
- The Spork Guy
Oliver Stone's biopic about one of the most influential rock bands of the 60's and their self-destructive front man. While the dramatic scenes are OK, this film is elevated by the musical performances and Val Kilmer's amazing transformation into the Lizard King.
I'm not sure if Oliver Stone is going through the motions here or if he invented the motions. Either way, Jim Morrison is a drunken buffoon, and Stone either doesn't realize that or doesn't care, since he's on his proto-David Simon making a movie about the end of the '60s that doesn't really care about its subject anyway.
lolololol what a piece of shit! "Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts" lol nope. If you want to watch a fat jim morrison roll around and make a complete ass out of himself you came to the right place! To sum it up- I Like Drugs! I Like Women! I like TACOS!!!
I loved this movie when it came out, but it hasn't aged well. Neither has Val Kilmer.
Val Kilmer é o próprio Jim Morrison neste filme.Idêntico!
Why was Meg Ryan cast in this movie? Val Kilmer is near perfect as Jim Morrison who was really kind of a dick, am I right? The dude who was a janitor at Target had wicked hair. Billy Idol should have sang L.A. Woman at the end.
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