Easy Rider is one of those films whose importance goes far beyond its status as a work of art. The story is slight but really convincing, poetic, and yet shocking until the last act. This seemingly inconsequential narrative proved to be one of the seminal films of the post 1968 generation in Hollywood. Captain America & Billy are iconic figures. Billy with long hair, shades, and an Indian necklace. Captain America with US flag on his helmet and bike. Though there is plenty drug usage in here, these 2 go skinny-dipping with some hippies and engage in marijuana-fueled campfire philosophizing with George, who is a lawyer, Jack Nicholson’s first major starring role.
The movie challenged much of the conventional Hollywood wisdom. It’s a film by and for the young, with music by such stalwarts of the counterculture as Steppenwolf, Bob Dylan, and even, Jimi Hendrix. The narrative is as freewheeling as the characters. There’s no conventional love story, and it has a brutally unhappy ending, as I said earlier.
All in all, Easy Rider is probably among the most exciting adventures of all time. What people thinks of these 2 bikers are what brought them to a disastrous end, and what these 2 bikers made them go into this part. All agree on one thing, the title comes from a Southern invention, or better yet, they think riding and going on a trip is a lot fun and exciting.