Stanley Kubrick's adaption of the Burgess novel. Droog leader Alex, loves his synthmesc, Beethoven and a bit of the ultra-violence. Very depressing view on the future of society and reformation of criminals through science. While missing a lot of the unique dialogue from the novel, Kubrick hits home with his own unique filmmaking style.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jedimindtrik
This is a film based on a novel by Anthony Burgess; it's a story set in futuristic London where crime runs rampant on the streets. The main character, Alex, is a bright but extremely violent and sadistic teen gang leader who, along with his fellow gang members ("droogs"), roams the city at night in search of victims to terrorize. Their crimes include random beatings, robbery and rape; Alex, in narrating the story, aptly refers to their practices as "ultraviolence". Alex's constant hounding of one of the other members of his gang causes the others to question his authority. Angered, Alex assaults them while walking along a waterfront and causes enough injury to re-claim his status in the gang......or so it seems. He is set up by the other members to get caught in the act by the police, which he does. He is convicted and sentenced to prison for fifteen years. While imprisoned, Alex learns of an experimental psychological conditioning "treatment" being sanctioned by the government which guarantees early release from prison. He volunteers to undergo the treatment, and is transferred to a medical facility. After a fortnight, he is released back into society as a "cured" man. Being cured, however, compromises one's autonomy, and Alex is no longer able to think freely. This makes him an easy target for those whom he had done wrong before his capture. He is helpless as the ghosts of his past return to inflict revenge upon him, and attempts suicide. When this happens, the integrity of the government and its treatment are called into question. Alex survives his ordeal to find that he has been returned to his normal, deranged self while being compensated by the government for what he was forced to endure.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tim Edgar
This movie is about a young hoodlum who enjoys rape, violence and Beetoven. He gets caught by the police and they try the new "Ludivico Treatment Technique" on him. It's a technique that kills the criminal reflex in the brain and whenever he thinks of sex or violence he gets violently sick. All his old victims get revenge on the poor boy until the goverment reverses the effect and "cures" him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael O'Donovan