My girlfriend and I got together after a midnight screening of this movie 12 years ago, so this has a special place in my heart. It worked out nicely that this was screening at the Crest Theatre on almost the exact date of our anniversary.
I was able to take it in a lot better this time around because I wasn't distracted by a hopeful crush or getting drunk on a 40 (one of out maybe five times I've been…
The orphan kid in this is supposed to pick a name for himself, and he goes with Dick Tracy Jr., and I felt like Nick Tracy would have been a stronger, funnier choice.
As far as films with elaborate latex facial makeup from 1990 go, I like Basket Case 2 a little more. This looked real neat, and had some funny moments, but it's just not very engaging.
I saw this as a cynical, shitty teenager, and hated it. Even before revisiting it, I was deeply ashamed of this fact because I knew in my heart I was wrong. I am proud of how much I have matured in the last 17 years as a viewer of cinema, and that I can now recognize Face/Off as one of the greatest films of all time.