I do my best with my reviews, but please keep in mind, I'm usually some degree of drunk when I watch something. And write something.
There are movies you wish you had seen younger in life, and then there are movies you wish you had seen younger, but also closer to their inception. Not in a butterfly effect sort of way that every choice you makes has an impact, but that a particular piece of art might have really had an important impact on the way you viewed and lived life. That might be giving this movie too much credit (that's exactly what it's doing),…
Gangster absolutely refuses to acknowledge that he is sick, and take his doctor's advice. There are absolutely no parallels to be found between Toshirō Mifune's gangster yo-yo in this movie, and the yo-yo's who have been arguing with medical professionals for two years (and counting) of the plague.
Watching this you can see how it was written off at first, given the misogyny underlying so much horror, and why it has subsequently grown in reputation. I was expecting more of a body horror theme, and it is not that, but it is a fun movie that takes the theme of female friendship very seriously. It also displays a sophisticated understanding of power and limits of female sexuality, which is a subject dealt with poorly just about everywhere. And, a bunch of teen boys get killed, so that's fun.
So, I was a little worried about watching this, because I heard so many things about Good Time, and I just could never really get myself to side with the character, and for the first hour and a half of this I was in a similar position. I knew what I was in for, but the feeling of "why am i watching this asshole, aside from some sort of modern geek show?" would not go away. And then the last…