Sunday, July 3, 2011

Retro Review: American Psycho

Whaaat up Internet!

American Psycho.  It took me quite awhile to actually sit down and watch this movie.  I don't know why exactly - I had heard from many sources that it was quite good and lo and is.  I was actually quite thrilled by it in terms of performance and story.  Let's just say that Christian Bale is absolutely incredible in the role of Patrick Bateman.  The only true word to describe him is psychotic.  He's charming, funny, intelligent...and demented, twisted, vengeful, and full of pure contempt.  And its glorious.  There's some pretty insane stuff going on story-wise but I don't want to spoil anything for those who have taken longer than me to see it.  I'll just say that Bale is a Wall Street money man who has a very dark, demented, serial killer side.  While Bale shines as the lead, he is bolstered by a great supporting cast: Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Chloe Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto, and Willem Defoe are all fantastic.

I really don't have anything negative to say about American Psycho.  I enjoyed every second and loved watching the insanity unfold before my eyes.  If you enjoy psychological thrillers and slasher films you will probably enjoy it quite a bit.

American Psycho is Radtastic.


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