I just watched A Clockwork Orange for the first time last night, and I have been unsure what to say about it. I definatley liked it alot, it captures a very strange world butthe main focus is clearly on Alex who Malcolm Mcdowell did an amazing job as.
He goes through so much and enjoys doing bad so much, but you never find him unlikeable in my opinion at least, he stays clever and makes sense in his own right which can make you question alot of things about the world itself. of course you don't really support him when he's raping and beating people, but you never hate him which usually would be the case for a character like this. I think the real reason for this is simply, he just wants to do whatever he likes, just like everyone else in the world. Only thing is, what he wants is a bit more twisted than what other want.
When he gets beaten by the homeless people and his former droogs, you really do feel bad for him, along with when the old man plays Beethoven, even though you know what horrible things he did to the old man and his wife. You can tell he at least wants to try and change to get on with his life (at least at first).
Of course it keeps the dark humor throughout the entire film, and it's some of the darkest i've ever seen. I mean once it comes to rape and torture of course, Stanley Kubrick did a great job as usual he always portrays very deep messages, usually in different ways as well.
I would definatley recommend this movie to many people, but I know it wouldnt suit others. Go check it out!