Weird English Movie Names
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompsons odd and mindbending time in Las Vegas comes to full life in Terry Gilliams adaptation of the classic, Gonzo-Journalist novel. The book is a little bit of non-fiction, a little bit of fiction and a hell of a lot of rambling monologues, thoughts and imaginative descriptions on the experiences of taking drugs. There really could be no better director to bring it to life and no better actor than Johnny Depp to portray the title character. Thompson was already a real-life caricature of himself, Depp played it to perfection. We see Thompson do a suitcase of drugs, along with his lawyer who is a foreigner...probably Samoan, and then gallivant through Las Vegas like a clown at a circus. Hes supposed to be there writing a sports article but instead exploits the over-the-top drug culture he was a part of and used his Vegas job as just an excuse to do every drug known to man. We get to share that experience. If anything, it should be a movie to keep kids off drugs. You dont want to end up like Hunter S. Thompson, do you?