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This film is unsettling to its core.
It's its own weird kind of amazing that will stick with you for a very long time.
BUT BE AWARE.
This is NOT the film you make your friends watch... Read more with you. This is not the film you rent because the guy on the cover has interesting hair. This IS a film for pretentious film people, and if you make normal people watch it, they WILL get mad at you for it.
Two words seems to sum up this artistic peice of cinema more than anything else can - DAVID LYNCH.
If you have never seen anything of his before, see it before you see this. This was his first... Read more feature-length film (not counting his brilliant animated shorts), and is very experimental, in every sense of the word. Nothing can prepare you for the horror and seclusion which this film brings upon you as you watch it. But nothing else will ever affect you in the same way either.
Watch this, and you'll be sure to dream about it forever more.
I am not pretentious film people. But I am an artist and I enjoyed it.
Early Lynch. A strange and slow moving film that is clever with its pop culture references (for the time it was made) and... Read more knowlege of cinematic tropes. Not for mass consumption entertainment but thoughtful contemplation and appreciation of the visuals.
I don't know what is worse the film or the pretentious tripe called reviews for this film. Lynch must have been on seriously bad drugs when he made this travesty of a film. Half way through you'll just... Read more wish it would be over and by the end you'll be wondering what the hell it was about and why you wasted even a second watching it. Demand a refund and sue for mental pain and anguish.
Very strange and very Lynch. I suspect that, in part, Lynch was living out his own fears and obessions through this movie. It could be about so many things: postapocalypic worlds, fears of parenthood... Read more, sexual obsessions, infidelity and so on. At the end, I was none the wiser.
Lynch has enchanted and thrilled us ever since this, his first full-length feature film which has since become a cult phenomenon. And rightly so. While not easy to watch, it is stunning. Lynch's cinematography... Read more and storytelling skills are unsurpassed, and this intriguing tale of confusion and struggling existence in a wasteland of strange creatures is the prime example of his amazing talent.