FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS – “We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.”
With those words, begins a two hour film hallucination. I forgot how seriously messed up this film is; not just for depicting the fucked up adventures of Duke and Gonzo. Vegas looks like one of the scariest places to be fucked up on handfuls of random drugs. Even Penn Jillette’s cameo ends up looking positively normal when surrounded by all the insanity.
While Depp did a great job here, back in the pre-PIRATES days, I wonder if he’ll be able to do Thompson justice again in RUM DIARIES without resorting to the vaudeville style over-acting seen with his recent characterizations.