TTOL is a radiantly boastful yet piercingly humble look at the universe and all of her parts through the visual exploration of creation, both on a cosmic and micro scale. Yet, if not more important than creation, the film is about loss; the loss of family, identity and innocence. Malick's poetic vision is grand in scale but rich in detail. Symbolism, metaphor and allusion are all rife in this cinematic masterpiece.
very different style and a lot of aesthetics which is great, but I am not sure if I am a fan of Terrence Malicks movies. I might have to watch this one again some time. overall the ethereal style and "interesting" shots are just too much, as well as the voice-overs are bonderline annoying. I liked this one more than "to the wonder" for sure. The scenes of the universe are really beautiful.
After years of hearing nothing but bad things about this film, I finally decided to take the plunge after being a fan of Malick's previous work; Badlands and The Thin Red Line. I don't think I've ever come across a film that has resonated with me so much. I can't say I completely relate to the story, but it just felt so perfect and really touched me. A film that transcends the medium. Utterly breathtaking.
The Tree of Life is one of the most visually stunning films ever produced with the incredible cinematography being backed up by excellent and original storytelling. The abstract and experminetal style may be enough to put some people off if it is not expected, but if you stick with the film enough to pick up on some of the subtleties and metaphor you will be rewarded with one of the best spiritual films to date.