The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects was alright. It was interesting seeing how things played out, and I liked the ending, even if it was a little confusing.

The Usual Suspects came out 20 years ago, but somehow I never saw it. Now it's weird because of Kevin Spacey. It makes you look at things in a different light. His character comes off as pretty weird/creepy, and it turns out that he actually is creepy.

They wore really oversized suits in the 90s. The musical cues were super oldschool and distracting. They really liked doing shots of two characters in profile. Benicio del Toro was practically unrecognizable. I liked Stephen Baldwin's performance, for some reason. I don't think I've ever actually seen him in anything.

The scene where he was on top of the elevator was probably the best one in the movie; not because of his acting or anything, it was just a cool setup.

I liked how everything unfolded, how you gradually learned more about what was going on. I got kind of stuck at the part where when they kidnapped Kobayashi, and he just happened to be having a meeting with the lawyer. How would he know when they were going to kidnap him? Did he just plan a meeting with someone important to them every minute of every day? It makes sense knowing that Kint was Keyser, though.

Kint's dialogue was always delivered strangely. Everything coming out too fast, not like he had just thought of it right then, but like it was planned. Inauthentic. Maybe it was supposed to show that it *was* planned, that Kint was acting. But in that case, he was a bad actor. You could totally tell he was just making things up when he would talk about being in Guatemala or Illinois. It was cool to watch him so completely pull one over on the detective, though.

It got kind of confusing at the end. I wonder if he created the entire myth of Keyser. I wonder why he killed the lawyer.

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