's "thumbs-up" review at the time also noted the film successfully captured the book's themes into film, adding "What the film is about and what the book is about is using Las Vegas as a metaphor for – or a location for – the worst of America, the extremes of America, the money obsession, the visual vulgarity of America." But thought the movie was a disgrace. He gave the film one star out of four and said it was "a horrible mess of a movie, without shape, trajectory or purpose--a one joke movie, if it had one joke. The two characters wander witlessly past the bizarre backdrops of Las Vegas (some real, some hallucinated, all interchangeable) while zonked out of their minds. Humor depends on attitude. Beyond a certain point, you don't have an attitude, you simply inhabit a state." He wrapped up his review by saying that Johnny Depp "was once in trouble for trashing a New York hotel room, just like the heroes of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." What was that? Research? After River Phoenix died of an overdose outside Depp's club, you wouldn't think Depp would see much humor in this story—but then, of course, there *isn't* much humor in this story."
Somehow Depp’s choices only became “grating” and full of shtick after he took center stage in Hollywood; this is how the wildness of Fear And Loathing (a critically reviled box office flop in its time) remains in his plus column, while a more grounded version of his Hunter S.
Book Review of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” due in class. Should be between 600 and 1000 words. A book review is not just a book report or summary; it is a critical analysis of the book’s themes, style, and purpose.
, as quoted at the beginning of the book, the film and the audio drama."We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold..."Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a legendarily insane book written in 1971 by