Yu-uh, he surely has specific issue!
People who hate it are probably people who try to understand everything about it. There's no reason to understand everything. This is a dream (or a nightmare), a complex fantasy with many possible explanations. One of those rare films you love for being haunting and very unpleasant. It is obvious that Lynch copies himself but the point is, his films are always a cinematic experience.
Lynch,Lynch,fortissimamente Lynch. Un meraviglioso viaggio visionario,ipnotico,inquietante,surreale;primi piani prolungati,monologhi tetri e crudi, giochi di luci e ombre che creano smarrimenti continui.Una donna alla ricerca del proprio io ,che attraversa molteplici identità in un costante gioco tra realtà e finzione.C'è poco da capire:bisogna solo aprire la mente e lasciarsi trasportare dai sogni.....4*
It's a beautifully composed picture, however I couldn't get pass the blond-brunette female tandem which alongside with other details made the film look like a replica of Mulholland Dr. However! The Rabbits! Lynch took this whole concept of film within the film, refused to make it subtle this time lke in Twin Peaks, and scared the crap out of me! Awesome!
Kind of movie that would give one a week of weird nightmare should he leave before it ended. Watching this surely makes everyone wonder if the script writer has specific issue(s)
There are some Lynch works that I like and others that I don't. I don't know them all, but some of them were really interesting, and became more interesting through out the viewing experience. And that didn't happen to me with this. It felt random, dull, with variations here and there. It's a Lynch's dream that came out, and I will try and watch it again, soon. But right now it just feels like a boring dream.
And that being sad, perhaps there also is really nothing to understand in this movie. No way the performances are bad, quite the opposite. Laura Dern impressed me in every way possible, at least during the 80 minutes of film I managed to watch. My problem with this, and that was what kept me from keeping up with it, is that I didn't find it interesting, appealing or original.
For the first time I tried to watch it and, for the first time, I failed. I do not consider myself an individual that would thrive only on accessible stories or logical sequeces of ideas - in fact, all of my dreams are so fucked up that I have trouble understanding them, and 99% of the times I don't, because there is really nothing to understand.
Easily Lynch's most confounding film, I'm not even gonna attempt to figure this one out. If he never makes another movie, than this really was one hell of a finale. Inland Empire often feels like the apotheosis of everything Lynch ever made, a film he's been working towards his entire career. That doesn't necessarily make it my favorite of his films, but it's still a totally spellbinding and unique masterpiece.
One of the greatest films of all time and an experience like no other. Nightmarish, frightening, hilarious, irrational, ridiculous, delirious, exhausting and fucked up beyond recognition - proof that this kind of pure, persona cinema isn't quite dead yet. How someone could not appreciate the joys and terrors of this masterpiece is beyond me.
The other and the other and the other get familiar at some point, almost comforting if you are an experienced audience of David Lynch. The folk tale behind the film driving all the narrative is binding as the Polish characters and conversations in the film. And once again, how awake I tried to be during watching he managed to get me trapped in his flashing lights and hypnotizing frame rates.
It's really difficult to watch, but there are unforgettable scenes like the polish old lady, or the whores fighting in the street under heavy drugs.
There should have been a warning: 'Watching this will take you to a very dark place and leave you there'
Great soundtrack. I was interested for about the first 45 minutes, then a wave of lethargy/apathy hit me as I think it did the entire audience. None of them seemed to take it very seriously as it veered off into incoherence.
I will say that I tried, but I could not get past the first forty-five minutes. It felt like a bad student film and if Lynch's name was not attached to it, no one would give a damn. It's a shame to see a great filmmaker squander his talent like this, and I really hope Lynch picks himself up from this. He always has.
I can't rate it right now. Some people think that it is easy to make a film like this and that Lynch just wants to play with us taking a lot of images with no sense. but I truly believe he is one of the most sincere directors in the cinema, He has a truly passion for making art with a diferent kind and in a unconventional way, a thing I love.