Most of the allure of Oliver Stone’s The Doors, a rockumentary about the quintessential 60s rock band of the same name & its controversial lead singer Jim Morrison, comes from the renown of the band itself and the appeal of good old rock. So, going into the movie, as you watch the brilliance of Val Kilmer’s performance and his striking & uncanny inhabitation of Jim Morrison’s persona, it does in no way seem like a let-down. The characters are still young and enthused & seem to be going somewhere.

Further, the movie builds up around intriguing premises of lesser known influences on Morrison, like the time he witnessed a dead Native American on a road. But, all this clouds one’s ability to realize that from the very beginning, the film has been on a downward slide into obscurity and stupor.

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Jim Morrison by Stephan Beauvais

Jim Morrison Project

The Jim Morrison Project is an audio & visual anthology detailing the life of Jim Morrison through his poetry, films, art, spoken word & music with The Doors.