American Psycho Review
Written by: Steve Lewis
Patrick Bateman, a successful business man, thirsts for blood. As his bloodlust gets stronger, the boddy count gets higher. It becomes so out of control that he starts to lose his mind.
This film is what horror films should be like today. Alot of hidden meanings and deep darkness with ourselves. We see Batman behind glass and through mirrors which usually means there are two sides to this person. We gather from the title that he is a Psycho, thats the given other side. What we don't notice is how his skin, body, hair..etc is almost plastic-like like an outer shell of his true inner self. We also gather that he is a womanizer from the way he treats his secretary to the way he talks about woman with his other high priced friends. He likes to have sex with whores while on camera to signify that he has control, basically another quality of womanizing. His thoughts are said out loud but what he thinks he says isn't truely what he says. Like when he says he into "murders and executions", the model says something else like something and endevours or something.
Though he is smart and calm, his is goofy in a way. The whole raincoat scene is probably the greatest scene yet it makes him seem out of his mind. He is an obsessive compulsor with perfection and explanation. He wants to top everyone else (like the business cards) and has to explain every album that he owns sorta like a Mr. Monk gone wild.
What really happens to Bateman is from all the drugs, perscription and nonperscription, he was taking made it seem that his second life was a reality. He whole second life was a psychopathic dream. He becomes confused and confesses but to what he confesses isn't real. Once he realizes that, he becomes relieved and can relax that nobody is really after him.
Christen Bale has to be one of my favorite actors. His portrayal of an evil sadistic businessman is perfect. The bloodlust crave from him yerns in your stomach to see what he does next. Bale makes him unpredictable. You might think he is gonna do this but instead he does that. His silly remarks before going postal is hilarious and dark at the same time.
The soundtrack has to be one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard. The complication of 1980s music is superb and fits the film like a glove. Every night club should play 80s music instead of the techno/rap crap they play now-a-days.
Excellent film and I suggest everyone to read the book and watch the film because you won't be dissappointed with Patrick Bateman nor his mind.