Sunday, 8 September 2013
Kiss Me Deadly
Ralph Meeker plays Mike Hammer as a brutal, bullying thug. His detective process is little more than finding someone who know more than him, then beating the shit out of them. His adventure begins when he comes across a deranged blonde on a lonely road, and is witness to her subsequent murder. This violence prompting not so much a quest for vengeance as a perceived opportunity to score some big money. Hammer mindlessly and aggressively hounds anyone he can think of in pursuit of his pot of gold, leading him to a nightmarish Pandora's Box. Sadistic and morally bleak, Kiss Me Deadly is a masterpiece of opportunist film noir nastiness.