Anything involving dialogue is awful, but the treatment of Frankenstein's Monster seems beautifully matter-of-fact - there's no overt moralising or condescending exposition glubs about the thematic ramifications of the story... it's pretty good stuff.
Aka the greatest horror film ever made
It's beyond heartbreaking how this was treated on release. I think it's primarily just an example of Lynch being way ahead of the curve, and thankfully its modern day re-appraisal is testimony to such. The legacy of the show itself was probably somewhat of a curse too, but then again nothing here was particularly 'new' - it had just never been shown so graphically dark, absent from the comfort of the soap opera…
I don't know if there's even another film comparable in terms of the depths of human darkness it plunged, both on-screen as a piece of fiction and off-screen during the process of its creation.
For all intents and purposes, the definitive war film - and by far the most damning indictment of American attitudes, aggressive imperialism and foreign policy too. A film that depicts the immense physical scale of organised warfare, the reality of its personal and impersonal violence, the depravity of the human spirit: it takes you to a place where the interior and exterior world exist side by side. True horror.