Not only do I think Blue Velvet is overrated, but I think it is a terrible movie also. I understood the shocking value of what the movie was about, but could not help but feel that the movie addressed it in such a cheap way. Instead of fully going into the world of the issue with the disorder (specific name eludes) it made it into a small morality play that was differing in good wholesome society meeting bad society. The movie only investigated the issues with eyes half opened, because it seemed stuck on a Hitchock plot that was constantly shifting back and forth between one man's good life and his desires for the bad life or whatever. With the focus being this Hitchock morality tale of the influence of bad society upon good, the severity of the disorder seems missued and when the movie ends on a wholesome image of the boy being brought back to the nice girl with everything nice, I just felt too much that the disorder existed only as a plot device to a much simpler movie. The issue is just not murder like any other movie, a thing that is most devastating but impact idea wise is nearly gone because of how much it has been used. The issue is a taboo one instead that feels new and fresh and that is prolly the reason it was chosen. Lynch is just way too stuck within the confides of a simple movie that really allows him to effectively explore the subject.