Sunday, July 31, 2005

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet was directed by David Lynch, who was also the director of one of my all-time favorite movies, Mulholland Drive.

Unfortunately I was bored and disappointed with this one. It's about a college student investigating a detached ear found in an empty lawn. It's set in the quiet suburb of Lumbertown, where the people are friendly, and nothing ever happens. But looks can be deceiving. As we go through the story you find that beneath the surface there lurks evil, perversion, and depravity. We get a nude and simulated sex scene with the attractive Isabella Rosellini, and some tense moments with the main bad guy, Dennis Hopper.

As is the trademark of Lynch, we get hidden meanings and funny colors suggesting dream sequences. Unlike Mulholland Drive, I wasn't that interested in any of them. I just never got into this film. It was unimaginative and dull. Not worth the time to watch.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars * *

1 comment:

Arnel said...

Hi Robs! Would like to ask you to buy for me the "Blue Velvet" DVD, will pay you upon your upcoming vacation in the Philippines. Thanks!