Fall Out Boy Debates: “American Beauty” or “American Psycho”?

Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementFall Out Boy's new album, American Beauty/American Psycho, is chock full of film references. There's the track "Uma Thurman," which pays tribute to the Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction actress, "The Kids Aren't Alright," which is a nod to the famous The Who rockumentary, The Kids Are Alright, and "Jet Pack Blues," which takes its inspiration from the film Pacific Rim.

Of course, there's also the album's title, which is a reference to the films American Beauty, starring Kevin Spacey, and American Psycho, starring Christian Bale. So in the eyes of Fall Out Boy, which is the better film: American Beauty or American Psycho?

"I don't think there's a better film, I think that it's like apples and oranges -- they're both really, really good," FOB guitarist Joe Trohman tells ABC News Radio. "[American Beauty] was written to be a film and [American Psycho] was an adaptation -- it was a great adaptation. I love both of those movies genuinely, and they have great imagery and great themes, and they're dark and weird and sexy."

Pete Wentz was similarly torn, but he did give one film the edge over the other.

"The true snob in me wants to say American Psycho, I think Christian Bale is awesome in it," he says. "But the one that I've watched more is American Beauty."

"I think the use of the color red is just kind of insane, and Kevin Spacy's character...that's when I thought of that guy as an actor," Wentz continues. "When I saw [American Beauty], I was like, 'Wow, he really nailed this bizarre, obsessive character.'" 

Either way, both films are represented on American Beauty/American Psycho, which is out now. You can catch Fall Out Boy on tour in support of the new album on the Boyz of Zummer tour with hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa. The tour begins July 10 in Camden, New Jersey and wraps up August 10 in Los Angeles.

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