“I’ll save them all... the whole world.”
A megalomaniacal spiral into madness, and an unforgiving angle into the formation of a genocide: delusions become policies, wildest dreams become living nightmares, men become monsters.
If they shaved off the last 45 minutes, scrapped the weak environmental blackpilling in the digital age subtext (or at least committed to an actual direction with it besides “dont be angry”) and preferably even set it in the time period it chases after, this could have been the perfect Batman movie.
Looks great, sounds great, and is a lot of fun, just the victim of helicopter producers and shit writing.
Also didn’t love Dano’s acting. Everyone else was great tho.
“Everything but everything”
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is a prime example of Lynch firing on all cylinders: Horrifying, off-kilter, deranged, unbalanced, inexplicable, devastating and hilarious at times. If it’s a horror film, then the monster is depression, stemming from fractured relationships, impossibly high expectations, and the banality of American life that Twin Peaks so relentlessly satires throughout the show’s runtime. Its also a tragic character study that shatters our assumptions– as well as the town’s rosy memories– of…