“) There are two other scenes which vie with the Father/Son meeting for most powerful/compelling/affecting sequences in the film.
“ A sometimes interesting, sometimes entertaining, and always messy film from Robert Downey
“ The movie loses it's hypnosis about 20 minutes into it and become boring...
“ The unexpected box office success of 'Easy Rider' at the end of the 1960s opened all kinds of doors for all kinds of people.
“ Greaser's intense orgasm and/or bowel movement which causes his palace to explode (I didn't understand either...
“ I fail to see why this self-indulgent tripe was supposedly critically-acclaimed in its day.
“ I must say this, though, Robert Downey has made one hell of a riveting film.
“ I'm still not sure, but I know one thing; this movie is fascinating, and though it never really becomes more than the sum of its parts, they certainly are interesting parts.
“ But I'd have to go so far as to say Greaser's Palace stands as a far more compelling & visceral evocation of the drug dazed visionary daydreaming that preoccupied so many well-endowed minds in the sixties & very early seventies than do, e.
“ This religious satire/parody by independent filmmaker Downey is pretty dull stuff.
“Despite all the couching in absurdest non-linear plotting, extreme violence SEEMING to be merely lurid and gratuitous, and the many bizarre characters and subplots to nowhere, this is really a very gripping, awesome, violent, fabulous, eye-catching, mind-catching, amusing, hilarious in places, and ultimately heart-rendering re-telling of the Passion of Christ.
“ The final shot of the film is absolutely stunning, both beautiful and disturbing on a visceral level.