A good movie, but a completely misunderstood one.A couple of Halloweens ago, my friend and a few of his chums went out as the guys from this movie. Suspenders, black hats, white boiler-room outfits, the works. I hadn't seen the movie at the time, so I thought, "Hey, cool. Tough guys who beat people up!" So I rented the movie. And the first part was well along those lines. Alex, Pete, Georgie, and Dim (Inspector Dim of the Yard? Sadly, no) go around and beat people up, rape women, steal things, sing songs, etc. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Except for the rape. That's bad. Then Alex gets busted and gets re-conditioned. Thus endeth the fun. I saw this movie again at a midnight screening about a week ago. At the screening, there were a bunch of goth kids there, dressed up like the characters. What bothers me about all these goth weirdos dressing up in derbys and Marilyn Manson T-shirts is that by and large, the film condemns the lifestyle of Alex and his "droogs". It's like "Trainspotting". It makes that kind of life look like lots of fun, but in the end, it screws your life up. Of course, after that movie came out, we also had a bunch of idiots who thought that heroin looked like lots of fun and tried it. Trainspotting ripped this movie off HUGE. First half; exciting. Second half; No fun. Don't get me wrong; it's an excellent movie all the way through. But if you're looking for a good role model, Azrael, go see "Velvet Goldmine".I heard Kubrick wanted to film this with geriatric pensioners as the characters. That woulda been neato.