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I May Destroy You
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I've been looking for this flick for years, mainly because I like this director and it almost got an X rating in 1990. Due to the fact almost nobody cares, Wayne Wang stuck it in the extras section of another movie of his. (Brilliant idea on his part, since I can't say I'll ever really feel the desire to watch this again.)
Extremely bizarre, and stylish in a very left-field way. I liked that much of the movie is an extended POV shot with you as the character. (Various oddballs speak with the protagonist, and at one point there's a 10 minute chase sequence - on foot - through downtown Hong Kong.) That's about all, though, and those positives I mentioned are supposed to be the icing on the cake when it comes to a movie.
The flick has no momentum, not much of a plot, and there are a lot of "what the fuck" scenes that just seem to be there for shock value only. (I'm not going into detail, but let's just say that this would have been a very easy NC-17 if released.) After the first 40 minutes, this kind of wears out its welcome as a curiosity item.
(***): Thumbs Up
This is one strange and unique black comedy. I don't think that I get everything that goes on but I did love the attempt. Fans of weird films should check this out.
About as much fun as eating a plate full of shit. So, this was Wang's idea of an artistic feature?.. It's below average.
I have been trying to buy this movie. Anyone have it?