Film #135: RENEGADE aka BLUEBERRY
Renegade aka Blueberry
3.5 out of 5 stars
We talked about this one the show. In what could very well be the world’s first “psychedelic Western,” director Jan Kounen (COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY) creates a mind-bending ride of retribution, self discovery, and Ayahuasca. Vincent Cassel (BLACK SWAN), Juliette Lewis (CAPE FEAR), Michael Madsen (KILL BILL), Eddie Izzard (MYSTERY MEN), and Ernest Borgnine star in a film that shatters expectations and tantalizes the eye with amazing visuals. The first third of the film unwinds slowly, but things soon pick up and hurtle to the light-show of an ending. Some viewers may be confused as things get a little… ethereal… now and then, but if you stick with it, you’re bound to enjoy it. “Attitude adjustment” will definitely enhance the viewing experience. Admittedly not for everyone, but I enjoyed this one.