Apparently I watched this 20 years too late because I don't understand what all the hype was for. This feels like it was directed by two different directors fighting over the camera and edited by an octopus with all left-handed tentacles.
Like, yeah, it has some visionary moments, but could you imagine if the tone/style/acting was all cohesive? I'm going to have to check out the stage production to see if the story holds up when the flashiness is stripped away.
Also, my opinions are totally because I'm watching this 20 years in the future. If I had seen this 20 years ago it may have been one of the formative movies of my life. I hate myself for not being old enough to have watched this in 2001. But that fact that it doesn't seem to hold up speaks volumes.
Let's remake this movie with a queer cast and Zendaya in the lead role.