I love that Lee was like “the dialog is bad so I won’t say it.”
This is still one of my top films of 2022. At the time of writing this it is tied with EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE.
This is my third watch, and what I love about this film is every time I watch it I feel vindicated in my 5 star rating. Every single time I see it I spot something new, another detail, another layer.
This film goes well above and beyond just being a film about porn and gore.
One of the most underrated films ever made, and one of my personal faves.
A clear response to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the film presents a similar concept through the lens of the darkly comic, perverted world of the underground cartoonists.
I love the art style, and the overall tone. This film is just the right level of dark surrealism I enjoy and it is clear Bakshi is doing what he can with the script.
That said, the script is…
There is an insane amount to unpack here. This film balances on the rusty blade of a knife, between utter trash and near incomprehensible genius.
This film has been called Dadaist, Surrealist, Absurdist. There are some arguments to be made for and against each of them. There is too much a narrative for it to be Dadaist. There is to much normalcy for it to be truly Surrealist. The disconnect between mind and reality is not great enough to be…