But I thought it was the perfect mix of introspection, self-hatred, outer-loathing, lust, conformity and schizophrenia. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. And contrary to what some have said, the film does have many merits. I think American Psycho under the deft hand of Mary Harron becomes more than my prejudices, and exceeds my expectations. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store.
Bateman attains everything the materialistic times tells him he should want, but once he gets it he feels nothing. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. Bateman has no inside emotions. Maybe I should look past that? We ask of our art to tell us something true. It's amazing how insulting this can be when the problem is that it's too much like the original.
He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. That's a good thing, if you're not a sensitive viewer, because this film is all about details. I wasn't familiar with him before this, but everyone will be after this. Here it feels like a Saturday Night Live sketch, one of the less fortunate ones. Now excuse me, I have to go return some videotapes. Something of ourselves, and our world.
Even though the examples that I used to mention the suspense that the movie is able to demonstrate well were from the beginning of the movie, it does not decrease the ability that the movie displays. It deviates from the original, doesn't do your actress any favors as Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman will certainly attest , and it's just asking for future Internet meme infamy. You could literally transport him into the present day and drop him in just about any movie and he'd shine. After seeing the corpse of Mrs. As viewers see Norman talk, the taxidermy of animals can be seen in the background hanging ominously. And it seems I'm not the only one left vaguely adrift by the ambiguous ending.
But on the inside, he's a monster complete with an insatiable blood lust and lack of empathy for fellow human beings. It is a depiction, a fantasy if you will, of the life of modern man and his place in society. On the way to see her boyfriend, she stops off by an old motel, run by the odd Norman Bates. Julianne Moore makes her Vera Miles part a butch, unattractive character. He feeds to fill the emptiness, but the more he feeds the emptier he gets. Crime, Drama 2000 Year 101 Mins 7.
On the surface, he appears to be normal he's a Wall Street broker with a secretary, an expensive apartment suite, his own limo and a fancy business card. I haven't been able to forgive Vince Vaughn. If he can indeed be classified as one. A remake isn't supposed to be based on something. All of this made viewers in suspense as they think that Norman may attack Marion. And what did he do or did not do? In the end we are left with a man, and a nation.
So my review is based solely on the merits of the film. Can we see the funny side in the fact that these murders were committed for very trivial reasons? It's a retelling of something. The right card, or the right cloth, or the right table, or the right watch, how these are the signposts of an empty age and an empty soul, and how these things have more value than your fellow man. But Vince Vaughn just screams serial killer. By stealing the money, Marion left her town to keep the money eventually going to the Bates motel and meet Norman Bates. Because the movie is so eccentric and over-the-top, and Bale is so loony and maniacal, the satire needs to be equally strong and it is. In order for a movie to be successful, the movie's beginning needs to be executed well to capture viewers like how this movie was able to do with its tune of suspense.
What can I say that hasn't already been said about the original? Bateman is less of a 'psycho' than a vessel for all the selfish evils of society to corrupt, and a sensible audience is more likely to be left reeling at how he has been turned into a 'robot', than by the discreet amounts of gore that do feature in the movie. Simultaneously, the composition of the scene and music added to the suspense. Another message of the state of the receivers of commercial art. Did he or didn't he? Her sister, boyfriend, and a private investigator try to find out where she is, while we learn more about Norman Bates. Bateman putting on his makeup, or simply trying to get a restaurant, and the near apocalyptic importance, such minutiae makes in the lives of empty men. The stylistic choices are all ham-fisted, and there's no suspense because we're too busy comparing it to the original. Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny and Reese Witherspoon all have co-starring roles, but at the end of the day it is Bale who really drives this film home he's the reason it's worth seeing, and in part the reason it exceeds beyond the typical restraints of its genre.
By destroying everyone around you. I think it matters little in the context of this film whether Bateman's exploits are actually based in reality, because whether they are or they aren't, Bateman is still left in the grip of paranoia, brought on by the shallowness of the society that is around him. I mean, it's hard to even review this movie. In the end a sin of thought, or a sin of action, is still a sin. This is not worth it. On the way to see her boyfriend, she stops off by an old motel, run by the odd Norman Bates.