This is one of the craziest movies ever made..but i am not sure whether i like it or not..it sure kept me engaged throughout…but i am still clueless about what the movie represents or its intention at all..i donno if i am missing something…
Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino and direction by Oliver stone..thats a deadly combo there..but it didnt work out the way as expected..It is extremely violent ,chaotic and insane.Natural born killers takes on the celebrity-obsessed society of america with a bitter satire.A weird tale of a couple who goes on killing spree across the country..no, no regrets at all..they enjoy killing..they are made for each other..then there is this desperate american society cheering for this mass-murder couple and the hungry tabloid media on a run to exploit the opportunity.Its a vicious circle.
This film has Woody Harrelson and Juliet Lewis as the notorious couple.Woody is at his best in the movie.Robert Downey, Jr is picture perfect as the quirky and weird journalist…But Tommy Lee Jones got me by a surprise..i donno how anyone could have imagined him for that role in the first place..but whoever it was, he deserves an award..it was a perfect decision..Tommy Lee Jones has never been better..an over the top and foul mouthed prison warden and Tommy Lee Jones..no one would have seen that coming…but i liked what i saw..
Upon release the film met with divided critics..some claiming it to be mentally exhausting and extremely violent and unreal..and others hailing it as a modern classic and a true portrayal of modern american society and media…And here i am sandwiched between the two views..i don’t think the tag ‘unreal’ really stands..because this film is meant to be a satire and for that matter, a damn good at that one..and also there have been more violent ‘classic’ films..But i am not quite satisfied with the way the film ends..it was way too blatant..i mean, the film just has no point to hold up..also i see a little similarity with ‘No country for old men’..both the films deal with a similar theme but execution was different..and that made all the difference..No country for old men is excellent film making..
Natural Born Killers however excels in its technicality and cinematography.Documentary-style black-and-white, surveillance video, and animations here and there get you engaged for sure..But at the end ,there could be trouble finding the motto of the film..it questions our morality..I think if Quentin had directed the film, it would have been better..
My Rating: 7.5/10