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1992 film directed by David Lynch

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It anwsers the questions left by the series but this fire walk is anything but hot....

  • Feb 15, 2010
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It's unique in it's storytelling and plot, it's original in it's line of mind bending twist and psychological tricks but falters in it's acting, script which causes an extremely original an engrossing story to stall out halfway through the film. But I will say this in favor of the film David Lynch's "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" is every bit as twisted, demented and mind boggling as you would expect from the creator of one of the most original and twisted series of all time.




"Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" is the prequel to the beloved series "Twin Peaks" it sets up the events leading up to the series and while that is good and informative to see how it all began the film as a whole just doesn't sit right. It's too lopsided and uneven in it's' story and far too convoluted and disjointed in its plot to be convincing as a film. What it does have is originality and amazing visuals and that and that alone saves this enormously perplexing and at times confusing film from being a complete waste. Most will say it is too overblown and under acted, while others will say that it is a visionary piece of art that is hugely underrated. Like all films, it can sink or swim and this one sinks like a rock.




Kyle MacLachlan is great as always but his lack of screen time diminishes his once leading role to nothing more than an irrelevant cameo that serves no real purpose in this film. Nevertheless, MacLachlan screen time is good but not great. Chris Isaak is a complete and utter eyesore in this, his acting is below sub par and when his time in the film is up your truly glad, he's gone. Isaak is a good singer but here he is out of place in the role of a tough as nails FBI agent I will say this in his favor he did try and for that I tip my hat to him. Sheryl Lee is as terrible as young actress get she has no skills and absolutely no talent to be an actress while thankfully she is easy on the eyes there is truly not much that can be said in her favor except this isn't the job for her. The entire casts, excluding Kyle MacLachlan, are an utter and complete tragedy they act like a bunch of mental patients and are a complete wasted due to the poor script and distant direction of David Lynch. Under better direction and a much better script the cast may have been able to hold there own and keep this leaking boat afloat , but alas it is only a dream.




"Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" is a great way for fans to get the answers the television series left for them but non-fans of the cult series will find this film too out there and confusing. It has no consistence to it ever finds solid ground because it is always in space and it really never comes back down.” Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" will not garner any new fans for the series or David Lynch, what it is a psychologically terrifying film that if only was better made it could have been one of the most original horror films to ever be made. Sadly, it settles for below average.

It anwsers the questions left by the series but this fire walk is less than moving....

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A prequel/reboot of the Twin Peaks story.

Filmed at over 4 hours but was edited down to 2.

Was meant to be the first of three films.
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