Isaacs Picture Conclusions

AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) I DIDN’T LOVE IT

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Sometimes I take a little grief for being too boob-centric out here and, since I didn’t really like this movie, I thought I’d dedicate this post to the ladies who like this kind of thing. Obviously, I’m a big fan of The Boobs but I think Christian Bale is a good looking dude so – maybe – I captured some pics some of you might like. Like I said once before, I don’t really get the concept of a man’s loins being all chiseled like that but… OK, I reckon.
Christian Bale In 'American Psycho'

But, this movie. I think a LOT of people really like this but, you know, I grew up during the 80s and I fucking HATED that time. I hated the clothing and the hairdos and the music and the attitudes and the way people talked and I really don’t know why anyone would want to make a movie about that time period. FUCKING YUPPIES. Here we have a movie about a bunch of fucking yuppies and one of them is a serial killer.  Or is he? Is that big, vague ending supposed to mean that he isn’t? Is he just fucked up in the head? Who cares. I think this is a technically good movie and Bale does a good job not being Bruce Wayne but……….. I fucking hated all of the characters in this and all of the dialogue. I don’t know if the scene in the gif below was supposed to be funny or not – but it was pretty LOL-ly.APSYCHO3

And this pic is just fucking funny…. nice legs, lady….APSYCHO4

Maybe I’ll take some shit for this one but I just didn’t love it very much. I thought the characters were WAY too douchey for my taste and I didn’t agree with the big open ended ending. I also hated all of the music they played because it reminded me of my childhood and being lonely all of the time. If I had to pick something that I did like out of this thing it would probably be Willem DaFoe because I normally don’t like him very much and he didn’t really bother me here.APSYCHO5

 

I saw this a long time ago when it came out on DVD and gave it a re-watch for this thing I do out here and twice is probably enough for me. And….. because we have man-butts and man-loins on display out here today, tomorrow we’re going to go with something more boob-centric that you won’t see coming.

118 comments

  1. I think, Eric, your biased against American Psycho shone through when you said “I also hated all of the music they played because it reminded me of my childhood and being lonely all of the time”. After the ‘lonely’ revelation I realised that your dislike of this obvious masterpiece goes much deeper than disliking the actual movie! haha

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    • garylee828

      Ren, you think he is throughout the film, but then towards the end it displays that his murders may have just all been in his head the entire time – or most of the time. I don’t know. 🙂 Give it another watch and decide for yourself.

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    • theipc

      Hi Ren!! I know Gary replied too but – at the end, when Bateman is confessing his crimes to his lawyer, especially about killing Jared Leto’s character, the lawyer says he ate dinner with Leto “last night” and then tells Bateman that he’s not Patrick Batemen but someone else’s name that I forget.

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  2. Dear Chop,

    I still love you, it is ok. It was supposed to be satirical and funny, so all is well. As for the ending, I am with you. I thought it was vague and what not, and everyone is always giving me grief about it but wtf… it wasn’t wrapped up like one would hope. Apparently the director apologised for it being so vague, it wasn’t supposed to be.

    “I also hated all of the music they played because it reminded me of my childhood and being lonely all of the time” – Chop, that totally breaks my heart!! ;( Does it count that I am here now?

    All my love,

    JB

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  3. I just like you, didn’t love ‘American Psycho’ either, while it was okay for passable viewing, I hear the book is much more in depth. I wish the film stuck closer to the novel and was a bit more explicit!

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  4. I’m not a fan of the 80’s either bro. I hate that shit: the hairdos, the plastic hopped earrings, the leg warmer sand the fuckin shitty music. However, I loved this flick. It really exposed that time for its emptiness and absurdity.

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  5. garylee828

    I saw this at the theater in 2000 (the same day I also saw “The Skulls” at the theater which you mentioned yesterday in your Paul Walker post; i also watched Final Destination at the theater that day) and I hated it upon first viewing; but I went back a few months ago and gave it a re-watch and thought it was a lot better than the first time I saw it. I don’t love it nearly as much as many others as this would never find itself on any of my favorites list, but I thought it was pretty good, even though the ending left me a bit baffled as I wasn’t sure what the heck I just watched. lol. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing and can be a lot of fun sometimes. I also liked DaFoe here, as I thought his scenes with Bale were the best parts of the film as the tension increases and you wonder if he’s going to bust Bateman.

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  6. garylee828

    The 80’s definitely had its fair share of crappy trends and music and movies, but so does every decade. lol. Every decade also has its fair share of memorable contributions. The 80’s had great action movies, where as today the action genre has been reduced to CGI and no action stars. It’s like Tom Cruise is the new go-to action star now. He’s like 5ft 8 and 165 pounds. lol. Daniel Craig does a good job on the Bond films and has some cool action sequences, but he’s not a genuine action star. But in the 80’s you had Arnold, Sly, Chuck, Dolph, Van Damme and Seagal. WHERE ARE THESE KINDS OF ACTION STARS TODAY? The action genre is dead. Comic book movies are just a bunch of overblown CGI (with the exception of Nolan’s Batman trilogy which was phenomenal). The 80’s gave us Commando, Predator, Robocop, First Blood, Terminator, just to name a few. And what was so damn fantastic about “Predator”? NO CGI! The alien was prosthetics and one of the greatest contributions to cinema of all-time. Even today, over 25 years later, the alien is still recognized. We don’t have that anymore. In 2034 do you think people will remember any of these CGI villains. Our characters, hero and villain, need to have a soul, and that’s what CGI characters lack and the good thing about the 80’s is that all of the heroes and villains had souls and breathed life into characters.

    As far as things going on in your personal life that weren’t so good in the 80’s, I think most people have a particular stage in their life they feel like that, and maybe a particular song or movie reminds them of that time. Hopefully the entire 80’s weren’t bad for you, and there were some good memories. The 80’s definitely had some crappy music, but it had some good, as well. I used to like the old-school rap, as well as groups like INXS and Pet Shop Boys. lol.

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    • theipc

      LOL – do you think in 2034 anyone will remember that Paul Giamatti was Rhino in Amazing Spiderman 2????

      Be right back.

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    • theipc

      The 80s were a tough time for me. I was an only child and lonely all the time and when I turned 13 my mom pretty much left me alone to pursue other interests (finding a husband) so I was even more alone. Thinking about the 80s really brings me down. 😦

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      • You know, and I hated the 80s enough (not that I was around or anything, but what a silly decade), but now they’re even worse!

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      • garylee828

        I understand what you’re saying; it’s good you put yourself in a better position after all that. Counseling may be beneficial to offer some perspective. I think everyone needs counseling once in a while as it’s hard to process certain things that happen to us.

        Have you seen “Antwone Fisher” with Denzel Washington? If not, you should check it out. It’s about a guy in the navy who had a bad childhood and upbringing and is about to be given an honorable discharge from the Navy for fighting with other crew members and is sent to counseling for an evaluation and Denzel plays the counselor. It’s one of my favorite movies and I think one of Denzel’s most underrated roles.

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      • garylee828

        I thought Denzel’s performance in that one was so much better than his performance in “Training Day” that he won the Oscar for. Ironically, I thought Training Day was probably his worst performance of his career.

        Denzel is one of my top favorite actors, in case you didn’t know. But he hasn’t done much in the last few years that I feel measure up to his caliber roles and quality of films. I can’t bring myself to watch “Unstoppable” b/c I can’t stand Chris Pine (the way you can’t stand Jack Black).

        I also didn’t watch “Two Guns” b/c it didn’t look very good. But his next film is called “The Equalizer” and he plays a detective who protects Chloe Grace Moretz, and it sounds good from what I’ve read about it. I think it will be one we both like. Have you seen “Man on Fire”? That’s one of my favorite Denzel roles. What are your thoughts on Denzel? I don’t think I’ve heard you discuss him.

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      • theipc

        How funny – I actually have a piece for Man on Fire coming out on Thursday….

        I didn’t like him before that but now I really do. I HATED Training Day. So much. But now I’m a big fan. I thought Unstoppable was a decent enough movie but you won’t like it if you don’t like Pine, I think. Two Guns looks pretty stupid.

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      • garylee828

        Awesome! Looking forward to Man on Fire review. He was also really good on “Remember The Titans” which was another great performance. It also featured Ryan Gosling, pre-stardom. 🙂

        Denzel’s first feature film CARBON COPY, he played an 18 year-old who popped up on his long-lost WHITE father’s doorstep. lol. The white guy (george segal) is the CEO of this company and very wealthy and all of his peers are racist, including his wife.

        I always crack up on the scene where he’s telling his wife about his black son and he made a comment about blacks and whites being equals (or something along those lines) and she says “What would God say if He heard you say that?” and he says “I don’t know. What if God is black?” and her mouth drops and her eyes widen and says “You’re going to Hell!” LOL.

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  7. I’m with you Eric – what on earth is going in this film? It’s trying to be all socio-political-satirical and stuff, but none of that works for me. Come to think of it, I’d rather see Bruce Wayne as a serial killer (or not??) than this. Fun read as always!

    Adam.

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    • theipc

      Thanks Adam!! We could go into the commercialism and identity loss aspects of this thing but I don’t care enough about it to do that. LOL

      THANKS for reading!

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  8. Man loins… it’s what’s for supper! At first I thought wow I’m surprised he didn’t like this, but at the same time I get why you didn’t. Have you seen him in the Machine, now Bale looks super hot and ripped in that…. LOL. 🙂

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  9. Thank you, sir. I had the worst subway ride into work ever today and have been a totally miserable grizzly bear of a woman all day. Some half-naked Christian Bale was just the ticket to cure my case of the grumps! Bless you. I’m just going to scroll up and stare for a while now…

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  10. I really disliked this movie. But I fucking love the 80s, especially the movies & the music. Which is odd as, like you, my life actually sucked through pretty much all of the 80s. So figure that one out! Either way, I think this movie is a bit shit and overrated & I hate Christian Bale & the book sounds disgusting. : )

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  11. That pic of Bale…mmmm. Yep. See, THIS is what you need more of on your site, Isaacs. Just wait until next month…MWAHAHAHA.

    #foreshadowing #miguelandicantwait

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  12. Hello Eric, I can well understand why you, or others wouldn’t like it. It’s an odd film for sure. Personally, I liked it. The bit with the business cards always cracks me up for some reason. 🙂

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