Sunday, March 09, 2008

A Boy and His Dog

Yikes. I still can't like A Boy and His Dog (1975) although it's called a black comedy. The violence against women killed any humor I might have found in it otherwise. Don Johnson did hold his own against a talking dog, who seemed to be the only HUMAN in the entire film. The dog was the woman-hunter, however, and didn't seem to regard women as humans. Their only function in the film was as something to rape. Horrifying.

1 comment:

piggie zee said...

Harlan Ellison's pretty damn dark most of the time. If you add post-apocalyptic to that, you're going to get something spetacularly depressing, and this movie and the story it came from are definitely that.