There are - at least - two things that made THE DOORS is one of the great movie from 1991. First - Oliver Stone's wonderful presentation of The Doors phenomenon. He delivered a haunting, exciting, and entertaining of Jim Morrison's life. Although, he described Morrison as a lunatic and selfish human being rather than a crazy genius person. Second - Val Kilmer's potrayal as Morrison. He's the life & soul of this movie
Val Kilmer gives a really incredible performance as Jim Morrison, but the film sort of just drifts from one questionably evocative scene to the next. It's a tidy recreation of beats from Jim Morrison's career, but it suffers from playing Morrison's obsession with death duplicitously for both disturbing drama and ethereal beauty (specifically in the final scene, where Jim's hair removal signifies purification).
Focalisant son film sur la tumultueuse personnalité de ce dernier, à travers ses excès créatifs et son irrépressible attirance vers l'anéantissement, Oliver Stone nous propose une oeuvre solide, étonnante que soutient un Val Kilmer excellent dans un rôle escarpé et forcément épuisant... www.cinefiches.com
Seeing this in a theater on a large screen the weekend it came out just blew me away. I was 24, Doors obsessed, and a new cinema junkie. It had been three years since I started "reading" films and paying attention to director choices. So here comes Oliver Stone with his bold, experimental, narrative movies. They were full of energy and not boring. The first shot of The Doors, going over the Grand Canyon, soars...
I learned from this film that Oliver Stone is mentally deranged and that you can piss on facts and get the people who lived it to help you. This film is hilariously terrible but it's so fun to watch. The songs were well reinterpreted also. I doubt Ray Manzarek was this cool in real life.