I love Malick because he's always showing how thankful he is for the universe, nature and its miracles. This movie is visually stunning and I could relate a lot with the characters insecuraties and fears. I felt blessed by some of the shots. L'amour que nous aime, merci.
ignore the bad reviews and watch it. this is malick's hidden gem. yes, it's slow, maybe tedious? but it's his most grounded work there's nothing beyond earthly matters and grounded emotions here... an intricate meditation on love's many forms in a way that cinema hasn't even touched before. but you have to be very patient and give this film time.
The Tree of Life was a hymn to the Universe, human Life and Love: To the Wonder contains instead the anti-matter of it. There's the usual style, but what about the poetry and the pantheism? Where's the sunlight and the enchanted look upon the world? I felt as if Malick adjusted his Cinema to the mediocre story that was going on the screen. I still can't believe how unsettling it was for me. Kurylenko was great, tho.
The music is great in how it interacts with the movie. The underlying music in the second relationship (with the blond) indicates that the two lovers are not compatible. It also creates a longing for the cohesion and beauty of the first.
Proved to me that Malick is just on a whole other level from everyone else making movies. The sequence depicting the relationship between Affleck and McAdams is incredible. The finale with Bardem is equally as beautiful. It's another brilliant film, full of moments that are so beautifully simple that it's incredible to think that Malick is the only director that seems to consistently capture them.
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!
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.
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.