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Sep
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2015

My Thoughts - The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat · 11:12pm Sep 26th, 2015

I can't describe what actually happens in this one, because it would ding the 'no NSFW' blogs rules.

No. Really. Its that type of movie. :pinkiesick:

Ugly, ugly movie, made even worse by having such nice and fluid (I am so, so sorry) animation.

I will give it this. It was a bad acid trip caught on celluloid, but it wasn't a boring one. I've never seen another animated movie like it.

...I'm not a 100% sure I'd WANT to see another movie like it, but credit where its due for originality.

Oh, and one more thing I'll grant this quite possibly literally damned movie: The soundtrack was awesome. I usually hate funk, but they made it work and work well. Really fit the hazy and dreamlike, almost animalistic tone of the movie.

(For the record, is the original better or worse? Haven't seen that one. Know its a filthy milestone in animation, but its sequel wasn't quite my cup of tea.)

I doubt I'll ever forget it, I'll say that much even if I can't bring myself to outright recommend this movie.

Oh, and on that note:

Comments ( 8 )

These days that movie is at most R.

Now it's a time for Pink Flamingos! :trollestia:
Bye bye your second eyeball. :facehoof:

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Oh, don't get me wrong I've seen worse...

But man, is it a unpleasant movie to sit through. I haven't seen such a downright unlikable scumbag protagonist since Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

As twisted and smell obsessed as they were, at least Jean-Baptiste Grenouille had some ambition and drives beyond sex and getting high. :facehoof:

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I'll add it to the list. :pinkiecrazy:

I just read the wiki page on this film, and it even sounds eye-gougingly horrid.

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Imagine Yellow Submarine, but instead of charm, humor and music acting as the red thread of an otherwise insane world, its sex, very dated philosophy and drugs,

It might actually be worth it if you're a fan of experimental and/or surreal animation, just be sure you know what you're getting into.

(And at the moment it is on American NetFlix until October 1:st. Can't beat next to free when it comes to this sort of stuff.)

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sex, very dated philosophy and drugs,

Given that the summary said it's aromantic, near-rapey sex, this is, in context, an exact list of three of the things I hate most in pop-culture.

(Seriously, I don't understand why pop culture seems to be obsessed with the least sexy kinds of sex, and the other two things I understand even less.)

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Given that the summary said it's aromantic, near-rapey sex, this is, in context, an exact list of three of the things I hate most in pop-culture.

(Seriously, I don't understand why pop culture seems to be obsessed with the least sexy kinds of sex, and the other two things I understand even less.)

I'm close to a teetotaler myself (even if my particular socially acceptable vice is coffee instead), so I'll admit I'm speaking from inexperience...

But some people just want their heads to go 'buzz.' And that chase for an instantly gratifying high, metaphorical or literal, is really all they care about.

For some its meaningless sex. For some its piles upon piles of crack-cocaine. For a few, its model railways that consume their entire lives and basements.

And in moderation all those are fine. I will admit I find the last one of those less vapid and pointless than the other two, but none of that are things I quite get the point to devoting your entire life towards.

I will grant the movie this much, though: Its honest enough to admit that Fritz is a horrible loser. It doesn't try to go the Illuminatus! route and have getting high and having sex as the noblest things one may do in life.

(Wonderful and imaginary series, by the way, but man does it contain some dated stuff morally. You can tell it was written during the last years of the hippie movement.)

The thing even ends on Fritz admitting to himself that this life is the worst he's ever had, before walking away into the end-credits with a drugged-out smile on his lips. :applecry:

So the movie at least admits that there's some horrible cons to the few pros of that type of life-style.

Yeah Nine Lives was a bit crap, but having watched both movies I can tell original is far better. To my memory it doesn't try to preach anything, but instead take you a ride through late 60's American culture as seen by Fritz, who is actually likable, playing the role of an average collage student. If you have a interest in that part of American history, I'd say give it watch. But be warned, its earned that R rating.

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