Friday, June 13, 2008

About Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Spoilers)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was weird—most of the movie was a zany caper but then there were some serious, beautiful moments mixed in. The scene where the pink-haired woman gets shot while Harold is under the bed—striking. Then in the same scene, the way Harold can’t look at her killer when he takes his first shot, then crescendos to full, intentional, angry killing. It was such a surprise in a movie with dogs stealing amputated fingers, and women running around, trying to solve mysteries in sexy Mrs. Santa outfits.

I am a stickler for tone inconsistencies, but I really think the tone shifts enhance this one. I doubt I would still be thinking about this movie if it wasn’t for those few real, remarkable moments among all the zaniness.

(Like everyone else, I think the chemistry between Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr. was wonderful. Since everyone agrees, I don’t see the need to go into it).


At 10:45 PM, Blogger Fantastic Forrest said...

Just saw this movie tonight. Loved it! Totally agree with your review, every bit.


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