Saturday, April 20, 2013
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (2012)
With a title like SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS my mind was exploding with all kinds of awesome possibilities, but instead we get stuff like a serial killer that hunts serial killers. Wow. That's deep. Or a guy who hates somebody so much he follows him into Hell. Amazing.
Maybe if you've only seen three movies in your entire life SP will come off as original and clever, but as a grumpy old coot that's seen a lot of goddamn movies (example: the Vietnamese psycho's story reminded me of a 8-minute Australian horror short film I saw back in the early 90's.) SP started out promising enough for the first few minutes, but by the halfway point I was beginning to daydream hard.
Mild violence, lots of talking, miscasting, mild nudity, Shiner Bock beer, gangster with big shiny gun and old Cadillac convertible, more talking. Worth a watch, I guess. Or not.