August 16, 2012
This edit had a really interesting concept and I believe the editor executed it technically very well but it did not work for me. I love David Lynch and I wish this was more Lynch-ian. I would have preferred no action scenes, and less coherence. If the whole thing were as surreal as the final part, basically. Also, the jazz club stuff is just laughably bad acting and there's nothing anybody can do for that to not take me out of it. I honestly would have preferred a bit more haze and no action at all. But, what was done was edited very well. I am only rating the narrative a 5 because I feel it had coherent chunks of plot for parts of the film that weren't Lynchian at all (Sandman fight, jazz club) in my mind. A noble effort nonetheless and worth a watch.