"Oliver Stone has assassinated Jim Morrison."
That's how one of the real Doors reviews the Jim Morrison film biography.
Ray Manzarek, the real-life keyboardist for the Doors, was legally bound from commenting on Oliver Stone's movie about the legendary rocker before its release. Now he's been unleashed.
"The film portrays Jim as a violent, drunken fool," says Manzarek. "That wasn't Jim. When I walked out of the movie, I thought, 'Geez, who was that jerk?' "
Manzarek feels Val Kilmer's portrayal of Morrison was "adequate--a nice attempt." And that the lavish, re-created Doors concert footage was "brilliantly filmed, although over-amped and sensationalistic."