(...)Inspiriert wohl durch Malicks eigene Erinnerungen aus seiner Heimatstadt in Texas wird das Geschehen begrenzt durch 1.) Raum und Zeit und 2.) Spiritualität. Malick führt dazu atemberaubende Bilder vor von der Entstehung und Ausbreitung des Universums, dem ersten Leben und der Evolution. Er landet im Hier und Jetzt - bei uns allen(...) (Dazu gibts unsere Film List "Mystik" auf cinegeek.de
One of the greatest achievements of the 21st century and arguably the most ambitious film ever made. This is Terrence Malick's masterpiece. The story of life itself, mirroring the birth of planet with the life of a boy. The film is as massive as it is intimate. Your connection to this film will be determined by how you view the world. Malick finds life in every frame. The film is a life force of it's own.
the weak bond established between past and future is pushing entire film to become a documentary. The missing element of film was harmony .For me ,oedipus, superego and other freudian terms are important issues to create a separate movie subject. But when you look whole film , these issues have told cursory , very superficial.They are not emphasized well with same value as emphasis on visuals. not good enough.
A staggering heartbreaking lyrical transcendental meditation on the origins of creation and destruction. Watch it and rejoice in the beauty and splendor of life. Criticism leveled at Malicks provincialism is wholly misdirected. The man poured his soul into this. This film should be beamed out into the cosmos as a testament to the beauty and splendor of Earth and its inhabitants! Too much? Watch it and weep.
Malick's attempt at rationalizing the importance of life in relation to our cosmos is, by its goal, doomed to be pretentious as hell. (After all, this film uses dinosaurs to show God's Grace.) So it is a bipolar experience: when we focus on family & character, it is one of the most rewarding in recent memory. When we have spiritual narration over candles & send Sean Penn to heaven, it feels like a disaster.