Title: American Psycho
Notes: Heard loads of good things, and finally had the chance a few days ago. Overall, not bad, not great, either. Sure, Christian Bale was bloody awesome as Patrick Bateman, and large kudos need to be given for memorizing all that music facts that I wouldn't ever be able to possibly stick to memory. Bale has a knack for turning out wickedly bizarre characters, PSYCHO and THE MACHINIST prime examples. Frankly, I can't see the role performed by any other actor: Bale so completely owns the role. I loved the character of Bateman, so stuck with having the best, looking his best, and forming the situation. The cast of characters that support Bale, not so interesting, but they're really not meant to. This is Bateman's movie. Ultimately, I simply wish there was more to it. Not in the way that I loved it so much I didn't want it to end, just that AMERICAN PSYCHO could have pushed the boundaries (and story) a bit more. The final ten minutes confused me a tad, as I'm unsure as to whether all of the murders are a part of Bateman's frakked up brain or that they happened and he was somehow successful in getting out of it jail-free. Either way, he lives up to the term psycho. And I will never forget a mostly naked Christian Bale running down a hallway with a chainsaw. Ash would be proud.
Discuss: So am I the only one who was a bit taken aback by the ending, or did y'all love it? Thoughts on Bale's performance. Was Willem Dafoe even necessary? Anyone see the Mila Kunis-starring 'sequel'? Favorite death scene?