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The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat – What a load of crap!

The Nine Lives of Fritz the CatThe Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat by Robert Taylor on DVD
My rating: 1 out of 10 stars

Fritz, now married and with a son, is desperate to escape from the domestic hell he now finds himself in. Lighting up a joint, he begins to dream about his eight other lives, hoping to find one that will provide a pleasant distraction. The drug-induced journeys he takes include spells as an astronaut, Hitler’s psychiatrist, a courier travelling in hostile territory during a race war, and as a pupil of an Indian guru living in the sewers of New York.

I should perhaps point out at the beginning that, as usual, this review is nothing but my very personal take on things. Normally I would restrain myself to say that this was not my cup of tea. However, that would be an effort and after seeing this drug induced nonsense I decided that this movie was not worth any further effort on my part. Thus I say: What a load of crap!

A lot of people say that this movie is not at all as good as the original first movie. Well, I would certainly hope not since this movie is BAD and clearly geared towards hippies that survived into the 70’s dreaming of a comeback and wannabe drug addicts. It is an orgy in juvenile nonsense and bad taste. The best thing that can be said about this movie is that it is fairly short, only some 70+ minutes, thank god.

I cannot say that I am sorry for watching it since it was a bit of life experience (I have not seen the original and I only knew that Fritz the Cat was a bit of a cult thing when I sat down to watch this one) and, as we all know, a lot of life experiences are not that pleasant. However I am still in a bit of shock knowing that some people actually liked this depraved trash.

Even though the general concensus seems to be that the original movie was better I do not think I will make much of an effort trying to watch it. Maybe I should mention that this one was given to me as a gift.

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