American Psycho was a very interesting blend between the first couple seasons of Dexter and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Christian Bale headlines this film as a guy that works on Wall Street, but ultimately has a secret life as a serial killer. First of all, Christian Bale is unbelievably awesome in this movie. I don’t know if he was nominated for anything or won anything for his portrayal, but he was definitely Oscar-worthy in this film. And then there’s a really functional supporting cast the progress the movie along well.
I feel like this review is gonna be kinda short because I don’t want to give away anything significant in the movie. But also because the movie has a really good run time. It’s a little under two hours and you finish it thinking it could be 45 minutes longer. That’s never a complaint.
I guess if I did have a complaint it would be that sometimes you lose the audience on the plot. I’m not the most observant person in the world, but I do believe that there were some things in this movie that were a little hard to follow at times. Especially the end. The end of this movie does a Darren Aronofsky-type thing, where it’s supposed to be really thought-provoking but just confuses you to the point of insanity (pun completely intended).
I really like that this movie has a Dexter-ish premise five years before Dexter even began. I do still like the concept and plot of Dexter a bit more (despite Seasons 5, 6 and 8), though having Bale’s character (Patrick Bateman) be a Wall Street guy is really interesting. I also like how nervous his character can get. There’s a scene towards the end where this pretty suave and calm character just starts freaking out, and that’s all I’ll say without running it for you guys, because I do recommend you check it out.
This is a movie I am definitely going to check out again, and I think you guys should too.
So guys, those are my thoughts on American Psycho. Have you seen this film? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments down below, and as always, thanks for reading guys.
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