Thursday, April 9, 2015

American Psycho

You ever want to smash someone's face in with an ax while listening to some 80's music?

I love that scene, it's just hilarious to me and the song is awesome. So this is American Psycho, cult classic and one of the movies that made Christian Bale famous. So American Psycho is about this business man, played to perfection by Christian Bale who is a psychopath. It's set in the late 1980's and the film is just incredible. I heard good things about the movie before, but I really had no idea what to expect the first time I watched it and...I laughed my ass off and had a blast. You really think a movie about a psychopath couldn't be quite humorous but it is, I honestly think you have to be a bit of a psycho to get the humor and the story cause otherwise you will just see this as a very odd and disturbing movie. This is obviously not a film for everyone, made for select few who like movies about psychopaths, like dark humor, and really enjoy 80's music. Seriously this soundtrack is fantastic. It's really hard for me to explain a movie that is very cerebral and as dark as this movie is, but I can try. The story is about Christian Bale who is a business man by day and a psychopathic killer by night and we literally just watch this guy sink deeper and deeper into madness. Everyone does a fantastic job in this movie, Christian Bale is both threatening and hilarious, everyone who works around him and all the secondary characters do great jobs. The humor is very, very dark but if you are a fan of that you will no doubt have a few good laughs. There's this scene which I stated at the beginning where Christian Bale's character has this guy over at his house and this guy is drunk and just out of it, and Christian Bale plays this song by Huey Lewis and the News which is catchy as hell and he starts dancing, and he grabs this ax and smashes it into this guy's head like five or six times. The first time I saw that, I was grooving to the song and laughing so hard cause it was so unbelievable. This movie is absolutely hilarious! Maybe I'm a psychopath for enjoying this movie, but I am not the only one, and I take pride in knowing that! I honestly don't know who I could possibly recommend this movie to besides me, but it's on Netflix so you can check it out and see what you think, but I will give you fair warning this movie is just insane. And hilarious.

Even if you don't want to watch this movie, just go to YouTube and look up some of the scenes, they are well worth it. I'm thinking of adding a schedule list, you know a list of movies I will review each week. I think that will help cause it will give me time to plan, and it won't be a random review of a movie I just watched. I just hope I can keep to it, cause college is not easy.

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