Sunday, April 3, 2016

Movie Review: The Trip

This one was not my usual choice for viewing, but I figured why not try something out of my norm? This movie was definitely that. Released in the late '60s, The Trip was recently put out on DVD. Jack Nicholson wrote the screen play, with Peter Fonda starring. It also featured Dennis Hopper. 

Fonda plays a director who embarks on a guided experiment with LSD. This experiment takes him to some strange places, with all kinds of elaborate fantasy sequences. The movie is pretty much what you'd expect out of a late '60s film about an LSD user. It's punctuated with some great kaleidoscope effects, as well as some breathtaking scenery. 

Really, the movie is more eye candy than anything, and the actors were fine in their roles. Fonda did some good work in a scene where he felt as though he were dying while on a trip. Overall, an interesting look into another time and place. I think one of my favorite things in the whole movie was the ending scene. It was also very interesting to see the big name actors when they were at the beginning of their careers. 

This isn't a movie for everyone, but recommended for those who like the more trippy material of the late '60s.