Natural Born Killers
"Natural Born Killers" by Yojimbo
This is one of those films I've always felt I should've seen sooner. And now I have, I don't feel so guilty, because it really isn't all that good. It's essentially an audio-visual assault that feels like an MTV programmer's nightmare. Stone throws in everything INCLUDING the directorial kitchen sink, with little thought for narrative pacing or any measure of subtlety. The photography is garish and ugly, and the characters over-acted stereotypes. The stand out line of the film for me was "It's a statement. I'm not sure what about" because that pretty much sums up the film for me; it claims to be a statement about violence and it's glamorization in the media, but actually fails to make any coherent point on the subject. All tacky and superficial flash but no substance.