Malick shows the atrocity that is the war.It's in fact an anti-war pledge. Interesting scene in which an officer stands up to his superiors. As Star Trek's JL Picard says "the claim 'I was only following orders' has been used to justify too many tragedies in our history".
With a bit of exaggeration, this may be the best war movie I've ever seen. It tells the meaningless of war in a pastoral way. Impressive views from nature and pantheist discourses are really deep. It motivates to question. Terrence Malick is "Spinoza of the cinema".
Superbly orchestrated philsophical mediation on war, told here through the lens of Heideggerian discosure of Being with war being a 'frame' of understading Being through violence and instrumental hierarchies. Breathtakingly shot and with immensely powerful set pieces like the ascent on the hill, this is a naturalistic 'anti-epic' about man's Platonic falleness from Being. The stellar cast is flawless. Great cinema!
To show the horror of war and such tenderness is not for the common mortals. The pain you go through equals the tears you cry and the anxiety you feel for all the soldiers. The happiness of those children, singing and dancing like they are the luckiest ones on earth, playing under the most beautiful sunsets, contrasting with the greediness of those who seek nothing but power. Even war can be art if shot by Malick.
The first time I watched it - I didn't like it. I didn't say that the movie is bad. I mean - this movie seems CONFUSED with its narrative and looks UNCOMPLETED. I wish there was something more. Then, I gave another chance to watch it again. Actually, THE THIN RED LINE has something beyond that lies in it. In my opinion, it isn't just merely a war movie. It's a spiritual journey. One must feel it when watching this...
Malick’s engrossing, lyrical, profoundly heartbreaking WW2 epic. The music, pace, and flowing camera movement makes the war experience seem as a distant, enlightening dream that shooked me to the core. Malick’s beauty is palpable and this film has the most unforgettable scene of a woman on a swing.
The film is very well directed. The main problem is the music during the battle that really shouldnt be there. Overall watching this movie, it didnt gave me the sensation of being in a cruel war. It was more like watching a National geographic documentary video about pacific islands. The main problem is the rythm, too calm. Cant undesrant why people rate this film 5.... band od brothers is way better than this film.
Après vingt ans de silence, considéré à juste titre comme une absence déplorable, le metteur en scène Terrence Mallick reprend efficacement du service pour dénoncer l'horreur et l'absurdité de la guerre. Mais pourquoi faire philosopher à longueur de film ces combattants sur fond de musique sirupeuse ? www.cinefiches.com