Natural Born Killers Reviews
That's what Oliver Stone is satirizing here; he's not glorifying violence as he's been accused of. In fact, he's condemning it by way of condemning the news media that relishes in it.
That is why I think that this film inspired the Columbine killers, contrary to popular belief in the artistic community. I believe that it was them seeing the fame and recognition that Mickey and Mallory received that inspired them. The media makes killers famous, and the two boys from Columbine high school wanted to go out in a blaze of glory, knowing that they would be studied, pondered, and discussed forever. Looks like their mission was a success.
If only this film didn't try to glamorize violence. They should have had the alternative ending where Mickey & Mallory are killed by 'Owen' (the timid psycho who aids their escape). There is no way they can just disappear, no matter how big America is - there are too many trigger happy people there who'd recognise them and try to make a name for themselves!
Other than all that, I enjoy this film for some odd reason, particularly the second half in the prison.