This made me so happy to read.
The last three films by Malick have the same destiny. First people booed and laughed and very soon all these films are already on its straight way to become CLASSICS. AND THERE IS NO ONE-REALLY NO ONE WHO CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT. In Fact America´s greatest director since John Ford.
Minor Malick? Pssht! This is Malick unhinged! He bears just about every personal emotion and secret into a cinematic whirlwind that didn't seem to stop on any point. It felt as though he was possessed, it wouldn't surprised me if he was on peyote directing this. Relating your faith in spirituality through the turmoils of lasting relationships is so intensely felt that it was hard looking at the screen! Powerfulshit!
Beautiful--but the active camera and non-diegetic sound design kept me from feeling connected with the characters--they were at a distance (which does seem to be accurate in terms of how they are feeling) yet for an entire feature length film, I wish I could've felt closer at points.
qu'est que ce l'amour ? l'existance, la vie ? muerte. padre. dowggy. That's how I'd try to describe this using the film's own language. I think it would be best seen as populist art-house - the world is so complex, which I'll explore using every cliche in the book. The dialogue verges on monosyllabic use of language that makes toddlers sound like college professors.
With all the endless twirling that Olga Kurylenko does, Malick should have just gone ahead and cast Stevie Nicks.
detail? long and lovely and loveable french dialogue not since Godard have I heard such loving words in french and in an american film? wow wow wow. you will. trust me. it premiered here a week ago, i'm so gonna watch it until it leaves the theatrers one time per day. my ritual. it's worth it. i'm gonna know those dialogues by heart. i tell you.
another miracle by one of the most lovable creatures in the history of Cinema.
Blew my mind. Another masterpiece. Thorough review to follow. I was so scared it might suck but when I saw the first shots and the way ben affleck remained so many minutes dead silent or quietly mumbling or whispering I told to myself 'welcome back sensei'. serisouly.
I admired so much "Tree" for its ambition - and success - in depicting the story of our existence, and I was so excited to see if this would be able to do the same for the act of loving. However it was a huge letdown for me. It seemed just a sequence of beautiful shots with a very thin and fragile storyline connecting them. Too much time spent chasing Kurylenko, not enough with McAdams. And Affleck was m.i.a.
the opening scenes alone just look like a really bad interpretative dance routine.. maybe they should have cast dancers who could act instead of actors who can't dance. awkward.
Pretty pictures don't make a good film. If you don't have anything to say, don't make a film.
Never thought I would miss the times when one had to wait more than 10 years for a new Malick. Now he's on a mission. Looks freaked out by not having enough time to teach us Lessons. "Doing nothing is worse than failing" (approx quote) says the priest in TTW. True. But repeating/self-parodying yourself is even worse. TTOL needed no sequel. Both are beautiful and heartfelt. But this dance so rarely touches the ground.
This could be Terrence Malick's most challenging film yet, as it's difficult to discern whether "To the Wonder" is successful or not even as you're in the midst of it. For me, "Wonder" is most compelling when Malick explores the quiet desperation of living in small town America, a feeling I know all too well. It's the 21st century and we've got all this wide, open space - every possible convenience available at the corner store, sparkling under fluroscent light, "Have a super Sonic evening" - and yet somehow our lives have never seemed more desolate. I'm grateful that Malick continues to make films that are so resolutely earnest and free of irony in an age that is sorely lacking in those qualities.
this comes with a VERY heavy heart. i didn't it like it at all. it felt like Malick didn't really know what he wanted to say, so there was no solid plot to build his dreamy incoherent shots around & the movie ended up being "something" bu not a movie. sigh.
Three more days until this opens here. I actually closed my eyes and put my hearphones on so as not to ear any sound or see any images of the trailer. Plus, I had to "suffer" through the trailer 3 times. I just wanna be totally surprised and blown AWAYYYYYYYYYYYYY again.
eh pá eu amei o filme. e pensei 'espera por revê-lo para lhe dares ratings' mas mandei a razão para as urtigas e atirei com 5 estrelas. eh pá chorei com movimentos de câmara, com a banda sonora, com cores, com beijos, com cortes, com perspectiva, com ocasos, com acasos, com diálogos, acho o filme sublime e dum dos poucos homens que filma a vida como é e sem a julgar lado a lado com Olmi, Rosselini, antonioni, etc. Adoro isso. os críticos do Y arrasaram-no. Caguei para a crítica. eu acho sublime. vai lá por ti e depois apita. eu amei.
Malick finally makes a dud :( Idea sounded great when I read it on paper and the film is beautiful like his past works but the rest really suffers. The plot is overly thin, even for my taste. I at least like to have a rough idea of the characters' motivations, that way I can empathize with them. I wish Malick would have taken more time to develop his vision for this film because as is, it feels so under-cooked.
To The Boring! Saying a film is boring might be the strongest display of how superficial you are, but seriously, this film is just boring. I liked Tree of Life (but I had to read an essay after watching it in order to appreciate it), and I really respect Malick and his visions, but TTW is just an infinite repetition of the same idea. It has some cool images of Mt Saint Michel, though (in a music video sort of way).
A film that eases you into the beautiful landscapes and setting effortlessly while immersing you into the story and fragility of the characters lives.
Trancendental but over indulgent reflections from Malick that fail to inspire or engage to the degree of his previous films.No one quite creates images like Malick and his cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and this film is full of beautiful and inspiring moments but its humanistic elements are the films failings.Kurylenko is quite amazing here but the other three leads all seem to flounder in performance here.Lacking.
Affleck is totally neutral, like allways, but I think Javier Bardem interpretation is quite profound. While I watched the movie, I keep thinking that the actors who work for Malick have to know how to play his games, his imaginatives games. The actors who play tha family in Tree of Life were perfect in this point.
A fair comment Osmar. I did find Affleck and McAdams suffered from a lack of understanding or tradtional direction in the performances they gave Bardem faired better and I'm sure the majority of his role wound up on Malick's editing room discard pile. Agree that the casting in 'Tree of Life' however was perfect with the cast having a full understanding of what the intent was.