DAY 132: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Taking the advice of the iTunes store I looked at a new list they had in the film section on “cult classics”. I felt like having a laugh as that evening I was going to be on my way back down to Tengiz for my contractor training. I wasn’t going with anyone from the office who spoke English and Russian and I had two nights of staying in the rotation village. So, I notice a movie I’d heard of before, but knew nothing about. I started to look down the list of actors and see some big names - Johnny Depp, Benecio del Toro, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey, Toby Maguire and even Flea. Hell, it was also directed by Terry Gilliam so it must be on for a winner.
Now, I’m not sure if I was just in the wrong mood or something, but that movie was fucking mental.
You know the movie The Hangover? When they have to piece together the craziness from clues the next day and it reveals a night full of extreme drunken tomfoolery. Well, the time the guys have in this movie pales the hangover into a bland oblivion. I was constantly just thinking to myself how goddam crazy it was. Easily the weirdest film I have ever seen.