Natural Born Killers
Reviewed by Mike Lenzlinger
Rating: 6.5 Beans
am so glad I didn't waste money on this movie in the theater. If I had, I would've wrote to Oliver Stone demanding my money back. If I knew his address.
NBK is the story of Mickey (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory (Julliette Lewis) Knox, two Bonnie and Clyde-like killers in the west. It starts out just fine. Mickey and Mallory are in a diner in the middle of nowhere and two guys come in. Mallory's dancing to a song on the jukebox and one of the guys starts dancing, too. He thinks he's gonna get some. Then Mallory starts kincking the crap out of him. The other guy gets up to help his friend when Mickey begins to beat him up. The guys get killed, and this cook comes out of the kitchen. Mickey shoots her, but it goes to the bullet's POV, and it slows down as it reaches her and we see a weird expression on her face. This is where the movie goes down. Now they keep on throwing in weird stuff. It is no longer a normal movie. They show fast flashbacks that make absolutely no sense, and other crazy stuff.
In my opinion, the worst part was when M & M meet. Mallory is at home with her mom (Edie McClurg) and dad (Rodney Dangerfield in a role not unlike some of his other stuff) and brother (Sean Stone). Her dad is a classic jerk who makes references to molesting Mallory, but they do it so stupidly. They make this part into a sitcom, and whenever he does something like this, the audience laughs. I can't think of a dumber way to do this.
The movie wasn't all bad. I did like the performances from Harrelson and Lewis. They were very good. I just don't think Oliver Stone is the same guy he was with Platoon. I really doubt it.
But maybe it all gets explained in the last half hour. I wouldn't know.
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