I actually just finished watching the first two seasons of Twin Peaks and thoroughly enjoyed it. Probably my favorite T.V. Show at the moment. I'm not very into T.V., so there isn't much competition. Anyway, I was very eager to receive more Twin Peaks media. The T.V. show was canceled very early and left many questions still unanswered. David Lynch wanted to continue the story of Twin Peaks, so his initial action was to create a feature-length film. Although the '90s were a very good time for David Lynch, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me received very low critical praise. Some critics called the film "a rather haphazard experience." The film was critically slaughtered for not resonating with fans of the source material. I, on the other hand, found the film to be fairly connected to the series. And seeing these completely disgraceful reviews, I had little to no hope that the film would be even barely decent. My expectations were thankfully subverted, and by the time the credits rolled down the screen, I had felt that I truly had an entertaining experience that was greatly underrated. The film's very minuscule flaws stump it from achieving a perfect score in my book. Never in my mind did the film even seem as if it were progressing in a positive direction. Although lasting for a mere two hours, Fire Walk with Me has a fairly exceptional paste. I'm a sucker for surreal horror. Something about astronomical and philosophical terror seems to intrigue me. Nevertheless, David Lynch's been recommended to me on numerous occasions. I started my journey into "the magician's hat" with Blue Velvet, a rather traumatic outing. David Lynch's work is not recommended for the masses. He has a very unique and difficult style to grasp, and many viewers fail to recognize his genius. In this review, I've mostly talked about my own personal experience with the work of David Lynch, but have neglected the film that I'm even supposed to be writing about, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. The film was fine, just fine. Despite the critical reception, if you are a fan of Twin Peaks then this is an essential watch.
Time Stamp: February 23, 2020