I admit that I had big expectations for this movie based on the cast and the well executed trailer. Honestly I was not prepared for an “Adaptation” or “Slipstream” type of narrative. So actually throughout the first 40 minutes I was like “Is that it? This is the movie I was waiting for so impatiently?”. And than after the initial disappointment I started to realize that actually the film is much greater fun than the plot suggests if you are a truly cinema apasionado. Of course Seven Psychopaths shares some common features with the aforementioned movies as it follows the creative process of creating a movie story line by intertwining the “real” event in the movie with the ideas about events in the screenwriter mind.
But here the Easter egg lies elsewhere – it is in the casting. Lets see why any of the main characters, described as psychopaths are so important for the success of the message of this hidden treasure, again not by the chain of events, but by what lies behind them.
Who are the 7 psychopaths:
1. Angela – the “Jack killer” (Olga Kurylenko)
who has at least one psychopathic role in cinema (the mad witch-warrior in Centurion)
2. Hans – the mad quacker (Christopher Walken).
Lets see his psychopathic history at least the ones I am aware of:
3. Marty – the alcoholic screenwriter (Colin Farrell),
worthy for the following previous roles
4. Billy – the dog kidnapper (Sam Rockwell)
who is worthy of the role for at least 2 previous roles
5. Kaya – Marty’s bitchy girlfriend (Abbie Cornish).
6. And of course the killer of serial killers Zachariah (Tom Waits)
with his respective contribution to the subject as
7. Charlie – the crazy tug guy (Woody Harrelson).
7. Well, If we follow the script No 7 should be the viatnamese guy
At the end I would like to mention a quote by Christopher Walken, which for me is obviously a movie industry joke about dream sequences in movies and gay movies directors which I didn’t understand quite, but sounds like fun. Watch it again