Though the theme of the film is not difficult to decipher, the exact meaning and drive behind the creation of the film is unclear. I did not find the narration to add to the film and came off as disingenuous. Mad Ladders is not the technicolor dream that it set out to me. It has the parts there, but the director did not get all of the pieces together to be quite right.
At first the clouds and woman-talking-nonsense combination was letting me down, but then – WOOO I loved this fucked-up trip. Visuals are great, sounds are great – and the editing is even better. So rhythmic and smooth, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. I think I'm gonna rewatch this a few times before it expires.
Wow. I knew if I kept watching these crappy experimental films that I would eventually find one that I liked. I did. It was this one. Filled with arresting visuals, this actually has a voiceover audio clip that plays and gives the piece an actual narrative. Such a welcome relief. Well done. Now THIS was worth the time. FINALLY!!!
The narrative of this film was very interesting was actually something that kept my attention throughout. The cinematography and the visuals of this film were off and on. Some places they made perfect sense, others, in my opinion, were a bit misplaced. The audio for the film was also a very good match and did well with setting a Sci-Fi/creepy tone. This an interesting short film to say the least.