Didn't think I'd like this... — 5 years ago
My husband and his friends have been quoting this and talking about it for as long as I’ve known them. When I found out about the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest list I decided that I wanted to see every one of them. One of the items on the list was this one. My husband advised me not to see it, it was too messed up and I had already revealed to him that the biggest fear in most women is being raped. I told him I would anyway, just because it was on the list. I started watching it bracing myself for what I knew was to come, and with the mindset that I was likely going to hate it because of the content. I had no idea that I would actually like it. I wouldn’t call it amazing, or awesome, but there was something about the overall eerie quality of the film that I actually enjoyed. In spite of the fact that the ultra-violence and the raped made me feel as sick as Alex did after his treatment, I thought the movie was phenomenal, and a cinematic genius. I’d definitely recommend it to a friend but I would strongly advise not to watch it alone, especially if you are female.