I did really enjoy it, but I think this may be a grower, not a shower.
Fun Fact: Large portion of the cast listed on the poster and heavily featured in ads, probably make up a combined 10 minutes of the film. They are pretty much cameos. Back in the day, these would have been unexpected turns by character actors, but now the roles are all filled by A-listers. I wish I knew that going in as it messed with my expectations.
Messy but partly due to how insanely ambitious it is. It's a quasi-biopic of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed while kind of being about the entire glam movement itself cut with a Citizen Kane structure set in the blink and you'll miss it dystopian society of Orwell ( and Bowie's) '1984' while simultaneously taking down the cookie cutter pop esthetic and music of the 80's.
Plus, Ewan McGregor's penis.
A truly nightmarish experience. Never before has such shitty direction and writing sunk such a potentially fun and cult horror concept. Kevin Smith referenced The Human Centipede a lot when promoting and writing this thing which is appropriate as it felt like someone sewed buttholes into both my ears and eyes and just funneled shit in there for 100 minutes.
For your consideration, I don't hate Kevin Smith. I downright like him. I straight up LOVE Clerks, Chasing Amy and…