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Thomas Jane has voiced his disappointment over the fact that the studio didn't give the film a theater run, rather releasing it on DVD and not in the 3-D format in which it was intended. Further disappointment comes with the fact that the released cut of the film is far from Jane's preferred version. See more »
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Heh, I LOVED the guy who kept comparing it to Lynch (negatively) and still gave it a 7!
I TOTALLY agree with the fellow reviewer here who said the film kept reminding him of David Lynch; RIGHT ON mate!!! The VERY first thing that struck me when watching this film, and I mean RIGHT AWAY, literally within the first few minutes with the photography of the motel, was the stunning DETAIL and effort that was clearly put into the look and visuals of this film! WOW! That is precisely what I thought immediately... Just WOW!!! Even with the bloody simple setting of the damn motel, each shot was like a well thought out composition, I s h * t you not! And, that is when I thought 'Lynch!' That ALONE throughout the film was enough to set it apart and impress the living hell outta me! Forget the 'story' mate... So, you probably get by now that just the bloody look of the film, direction, and photography was enough to make me hafta change my pants frequently...
That said... There are though some rough edges, which Jane admits during the commentary that bothered him; either due to time or money constraints. I LOVE the understated stylized dialog and acting too. That is likely why many here do not like it. You HAVE to be one who appreciates and enjoys an understated, almost classic FILM NOIR approach to the dialog or you will just think it is stupid.
As you likely can tell by the polarized reviews, this movie really comes down to one's preference and taste. IF you like almost comic book, sharply stylized and well constructed SURREAL visuals (NOT nearly as extreme as 'SIN CITY' though) and a heavy David Lynch Surreal mood, THEN you will very much enjoy this film! But, if you don't really care for these types of things, then it likely will leave you pretty flat...
One thing I kept thinking of as they showed the shots of the stars while they were driving was that it REALLY reminded my of 1950's Science Fiction; which you COULD look at as hokey, but if you dig it, it really just adds to the overall Surreal mood of the film.
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