I expected so much from this film only to realize how much it falls flat to my expectations. I was expecting more mind fuck, more puzzles, more surprises and more than above average quality but all that I found was something much more or less mediocre. The story was already cliché and so was the characterization. I got the idea he was going into this dark and spiteful decadent kitschy feel but all in all it just wasn’t enough to birth into that dark and spiteful decadent kitschy feel it aspired to be. It was just not that convincing enough for me. I have only seen a few of his films so far and that perhaps have contributed to my lack of understanding and perspective. Perhaps one day, I’ll learn to appreciate the understated “brilliance” this film claims to be but for now, I just don’t and that’s all I can say.