• Bonnie walks around her room naked at the beginning. Brief flashes of her buttocks and breasts are seen, but this scene is not graphic


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Let’s remember these names first: Bonnie & Clyde; Thelma & Louise; Mickey & Mallory. They are the protagonists of the films “male and female thieves”, “the last crazy flower” and “natural killer”. For me, these three films are surprisingly similar: couples fight against society in extreme ways (Note 1: the two heroines in the crazy flower at the end of the road have amazing lesbian suspicion, and the film has a strong hint of feminism, regardless here. Note 2: extreme way: killing people with guns, or even indiscriminately killing innocent people); Are wanted criminals who are not tolerated by society; At the end of the film, there was a battle of life and death.

But the endings of the three films are very different: Bonnie and Clyde were shot dead; Thelma and Louise drove unyielding and jumped off the cliff under the siege of the police car (the freeze frame of jumping off the cliff is a picture I can’t forget, what an impressive declaration); Mickey is Mallory. After being caught in the police station, he retreated after a bloody battle. His feat was followed and broadcast live by the TV station. Considering the age of the three films, the gradual change of the ending is very interesting.

Such films cannot be seen with vulgar eyes. Behind their protagonists killing people and stealing goods and challenging traditional moral boundaries, they sing the same Elegy of individualism.

Last year, I read a news on the front page of CNN: a young couple who went bankrupt robbed $7 million and absconded, and then was arrested. Interestingly, the news mentioned that before they left, they quietly stopped at the landlord’s door and put the rent of the current month in the mailbox. Perhaps I was also surprised. The reporter wrote through an interviewee: if I robbed seven million fugitives, who would remember to pay hundreds of yuan of rent? The reporter seemed to sympathize with them. After telling the landlord’s good evaluation of them, he also quoted the blog of one of the boys (it seems that he is in his early twenties, but he is really just a boy). One of the words I deeply remembered when I saw it. In his last blog, he wrote: “I’m not for this world, this world is for me.”

“I’m not for this world, this world is for me.” Isn’t this sentence in the news the declaration of the protagonists of our three films? Thelma & Louise, a former housewife, faced the indifference and obscenity of the male world, once she raised her gun and resisted, she couldn’t put it down; After the first robbery of Bonnie and Clyde, who were depressed and bored to death in small town life, they were so excited that they kissed him all the way; Mallory, with the help of Mickey, brutally killed her father who always molested her, but gently said to his brother Kevin: you are free, run, run. Since then, the rebellious road to the ends of the earth is to go to the end of the mountain and water, burning jade and stone, and refusing to bow and compromise.

I love their determination. I can also understand the source of their decision It was Oedipus and Sisyphus who laid the tone of the West: the struggle between heroes and fate. From the navigation and exploration that began in the Greek era to the pioneer of modern America, Western civilization has been shouldered the important task of such heroism and individualism.

A hero, or a person who aspires to be a hero, if he was born at the end of last century and the beginning of this century, he can invent aircraft, rockets, electric lights, telephones, records and movies. Born a century or two ago, he could go to America to pioneer and fight against heaven and earth. He wrongly and heroically slaughtered the natives and drove the colonists out of America to gain independence. Earlier, he could go sailing with Columbus and Magellan, fight with pirates, and discover rich resources and treasures in the new world. A little earlier, he can be a knight guarding outside the castle and loyal to the beautiful princess.

Unfortunately, people born in today’s West are not destined to be born in the era of Heroes All inventions have long laid the foundation of modern civilization. The separation of powers, democratic elections and supervision by public opinion have all been established. Banks, social security, trade unions, education system… Hypocrisy of politicians, coldness of institutions, noise of the media, everything has been set up so genius. The mistakes of all systems have been forgiven in advance and over interpreted. Where are the individuals? Where is the individualism?

Rock? Marijuana? Sexual freedom? Howl? Heroin? Postmodern?

Everything seems so incomplete, like the climax of hysterical masturbation, like a wayward, selfish but overwhelmed child.

In the film, our three heroes set out. They were always oppressed at the beginning, and only out of the need for complete rebellion did they embark on a long road of no return. They are young and beautiful. They are the headlines of the newspaper. They are fashionable and avant-garde. They are loved and worshipped by people. They are violent and full of youth blood, passion, love and courage. Mickey & Mallory’s photos appear on the cover of fashion magazines, and the barrow gang of Bonnie & Clyde are often recognized by onlookers. They are popular because they do what everyone wants to do but dare not do. Like Sisyphus pushing a boulder up the mountain, they stood up and challenged the developed, indifferent and uniform system with their own strength. They are another face of Jesus. They are the last Elegy of individualism in a modern, industrialized and institutionalized world.

Did you see that? When Bonnie & Clyde fell into a trap and was shot to death by random guns, the policemen who came to examine their bodies were so nervous and shrinking, just like mortals who shot and killed God and were checking their sins. Did you see that? When Thelma & Louise jumped down the valley, the camera stopped, like time stopped, like everyone paying tribute to them. Did you see that? In the more thorough “born murderer”, Mickey & Mallory bathed his blood and swept away the bitter hatred, retreated, and rock music sounded, as if he were preaching an ode to the hero. I like the soundtrack of “natural killer”, especially the song “waiting for the miracle”. The first lyrics are as follows:

Baby, I’ve been waiting,

I’ve been waiting night and day.

I didn’t see the time,

I waited half my life away.

There were lots of invitations

and I know you sent me some,

but I was waiting

for the miracle, for the miracle to come.

Baby, I’m still waiting. I’ve been waiting

What should have come has not come. Half of my life has passed

There are many invitations, and I know you have given me,

But I’ve been waiting

Wait for a miracle, wait for a miracle to come

Waiting for a miracle for a long time is like waiting for a less than Godot, which is almost a portrayal of the young people of an era. The difference is that Mickey, who can’t wait for a miracle, picked up his gun and took action by himself. He wants to make himself a miracle to comfort the long wait. After countless bullets, Clyde, who is sexually incompetent, finally has sexual ability, which is also a miracle caused by such resistance.

He really loves her, and this is the way he loves her and gives her freedom. It’s extreme and strange, but she knows.

Bonnie knew, Mallory knew, so they became a legend in the film. Not for crime, just for love.

Admit it, in how many stormy nights, when you were young, there was a trace of confusion about what to do and the impulse of the world. Before being polished by secular life, you must have hovered in your heart————

“I’m not for this world, this world is for me.”

Let’s remember these names: Bonnie & Clyde; Thelma & Louise; Mickey & Mallory.

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