EASY RIDER — CLASSIC FILM PICK
With the prodigious assistance of author Terry Southern, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda created what would become the first water of an artistic independent cinema by and for young-minded people. Wyatt (AKA Captain America - Fonda) and Billy (Hopper) are modern-day cowboys testing the boundaries of American freedom circa 1969 on a cocaine financed cross-country motorcycle road trip toward their dream of an early retirement.
This ambitious modern American think-piece is a scrupulously real and surreal cinematic experiment about the impotent ‘60s counter-culture movement that naively attempted to alter American prejudice and greed.
"Easy Rider" stands up as a profound period piece that continues to reverberate with the despondent hostilities of modern American existence. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, "Easy Rider" is a masterpiece.
Rated R. 95 mins. (A) (Five Stars)