Film: 4 out of 5 stars
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Hunter S. Thompson has always been my favorite author. I have always been so fascinated with him in general as a person. Hunter seemed to look at the world in such a different light than anyone else. Luckily for us, Wayne Ewing, the director was able to be close enough to collect priceless moments with Hunter prior to his passing back in 2005. The first film “Breakfast with Hunter” was a great look into the life of Hunter S. Thompson that you never saw. This sequel which was released five years after his death is a nice revisit to the life of Hunter S. Thompson.
Wayne Ewing was luckily enough to have enough footage left over for “Breakfast with Hunter” that we was able to make a second volume to this series. But don’t worry when I say left over, I don’t mean crappy footage. This footage is so unique and give you what you never seen in documentaries about Hunter, which is an up close and personal feel. You are not left with interviews of people talking about how they knew or loved Hunter. Instead you find yourself sitting in a room with Hunter himself as he is preparing to write. You are able to observer the master himself in his natural habitat. Without Wayne’s footage, you would have never seen this.
This is more than just a sequel to a documentary, it is remembering a legacy of a man that was “too weird to live, and too rare to die” in the words of Hunter’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. If you are a fan of this film you should definitely check out Wayne’s other films “When to Die” and of course “Breakfast with Hunter”. “When I Die” details Hunter’s family and friends’ efforts to construct the 155 foot Gonzo Fist memorial in order to blast his ashes into the sky. Thank God for these movies in order to let Hunter S. Thompson’s legacy live on!