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".
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...
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
I reviewed this film again. And I felt and saw the same things and feelings again, I was able to reflect and enjoy about the calm and silence of the war transposed in a perfect cinematography accompanied by the voiceover of consciousness that reflects throughout the film. One of the films that I keep in memory for being so beautiful and reach the limit of perfection of cinema.