Written August 02, 2008
Any fan of Hunter Thompson will recognize almost every frame of this "new" documentary from previous works. The notable exception being the commentary of his ex-wife...one must wonder what he would think of that ...there are so many aspects of his life and work that have not been extensively covered, but they are not here. I guess it would have cost more to do any real research and find a real untold story, no money was spent on that here. It would have taken a REAL writer to tell a new story and you won't find one of those here either. This is simply a greedhead attempt to make another buck off the legend and the participants should be ashamed of themselves.
Written August 20, 2008
Well-put together documentary about Hunter S. Thompson ~ with a great soundtrack! :-)
Written July 05, 2008
Great documentary on Hunter S. Thompson. A little longer than I expected (close to 2 1/2 hours) but there was so much about the man's life that was interesting it could have lasted 12 hours. Definitely worth seeing. And worth considering what a man like Thompson would be saying about the current presidential race.
Written July 11, 2008
This is a periodically in-depth documentary look at the life and times of influential hippy-ish writer Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, with a lot of items read by JOHNNY DEPP (who also appears in scenes from the movie made of Thompson’s book “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas”). There are a lot of interviews and comments by Thompson himself, along with those of friends (such as Rolling Stone publisher JANN WENNER and his co-workers), family members (his 2 ex-wives and his son), etc. There are some fascinating tidbits -- his thoughts on the open use of various drugs, his hate of politicians such as Richard Nixon & Hubert Humphrey, his influential promotion of the candidacies of people like George McGovern, & so on. As Wenner comments on the disappointing end to Thompson’s life, he had a lot more he could have “given” (seemingly referring to possible weight he could’ve provided to coverage on the missteps of Emperor George the Inept). Overall, I found the film often interesting, tho nothing great.