[yellow_box]Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy![/yellow_box]
Seven Psychopaths (12/12/12)
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.
Chaos. Mad and utterly beautiful chaos is how I choose to describe Seven Psychopaths. In the best possible way. The plot is pretty hard to describe. Well, apart from the very simple summary that’s on IMDB. That describes the surface of the film.
Seven Psychopaths had me from the opening scene. It sums up the feeling and theme of the entire film. Also, it’s pretty damn hilarious. You can see it coming and yet the characters are none the wiser.
And now I’m stuck for what to say. Trying to collect your thoughts on a film which you thoroughly enjoyed and yet stumps you when you’re trying to talk about it is a little frustrating. It’s just that sort of film.
Yes, I enjoyed it. Seven Psychopaths is a great film. It’s got some fantastic laugh out loud moments. The clichés are thrown about and talked about at length. I like that sort of self referential humor. The characters are all completely unique and cracked me up. This is what Colin Farrell needs to do more of and less of the Total Recall crap. (Not that I saw it, but going on general consensus!) Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken stole it for me. Christopher Walken’s Hans’ last tape recorded message to Marty brought silence to the entire cinema. Great way to end it all.
Seven Psychopaths is bat shit crazy at the best of times and surprisingly touching for the rest of those times.
Read on to see all the films watched this year…