There are a couple things that cause this film to look its age though, particularly how it goes back to the days when people could smoke in restaurants and bars. Iíve always worked this industry and seeing that thick haze of smoke billowing around the room certainly brings back memories. I think one of the reasons I never watched this film in its entirety until now was because of Thelma and Louise, theyíre characters just donít do much for me. Oneís got a shitty job she wants out of, the other has a shitty home arrangement and just wants out. I get that on both ends but certainly there was a better way to go about it than the way they did (both of them sneaking around before they even got into trouble). Harvey Keitel rocks here and his police persona reminds me of his performance in the underrated MORTAL THOUGHTS. Brad Pittís appearance is fun, especially when he nearly goes one on one with Shooter Mcgaven (I also loved the Jamaican dude with the Bahamas joint who blows smoke into the copís trunk).
THELMA & LOUISE became pop culture phenomena because of its controversial ending and thatís where the film lost its steam for me. I donít feel bad for the fool they smoked, he deserved it and the fact that they got robbed made them stick up a joint, again, a heat of the moment call. The fact that the detective knew and understood this and was gunning for them makes what they did a touch hard to swallow. You donít like your job, you quit. You donít like the dude your with, leave his ass. If OJ can get away with murder Iím sure these girls could too and Keitel would have seen to it. At no point does driving into the sunset and off a cliff factor into this equation for me but hey, maybe I just dig living a little too much. Either way this flick has become something like a phenomenon over the years and although itís not something Iíd watch over and over I wonít try to mess with that.
Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey: This featurette is about an hour long and as with most anniversary editions we have a cast reunion of epic proportions and really, when you revisit a film like this after so long thatís one of the coolest aspects of it for fans as well as the cast.
Original Theatrical Featurette: This is the old school featurette from the original DVD. Cool but dated.
Deleted Scenes and Extended Ending: As expected, the deleted scenes were nothing to write home about and the extended ending was trying to push the end result home a little too hard rather than the nonchalant way it all comes together in the final product which is clearly the way to go whether I agree with it or not.
Multi-Angle Storyboards: The Final Chase: Seeing as how this final scene was not only the climax of the film but the pivotal action sequence as well, thereís definitely a more engrossing story to tell about it. This is that story.
ďPart of You, Part of MeĒ Music Video by Glenn Frey: This is the film themed music video. Also cool but a bit dated.
Previews: There are some trailers as well as some TV Spots.