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Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)

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I hate to say this, but this place is getting to me. I think I’m getting the Fear.

— Dr. Gonzo

This is my first foray into the directing style of Terry Gilliam. I saw the Criterion version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Wow. This movie is twisted mind fuck.

I am not saying that this is a bad movie. It’s not the kind of movie that pulls me in.

On a road trip to Las Vegas, Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his lawyer, Dr. Gonzo (Benincio del Toro) encounter strange characters and situations as they migrate their way throughout the city of pure fantasy.

Being high on copious amounts of drugs, the duo doesn’t know what is real and what is not.

This movie makes me think what an empty life drug addicts have.

Its very straightforward in its approach. I wasn’t compelled by the movie. Johnny Depp was a little “Jack Sparrow” in this movie with a receding hairline.

Judgment: If you want to see a fantastical film about drug, this film’s for you.

Rating: ***1/2

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