I feel Malick’s own worldview better with To the Wonder than any of his other films; that despite - or perhaps because of - the chaotic and mysterious nature of life, it remains a stunningly beautiful thing. This challenges the worldview I had growing up, one that lingers at times but fades more and more every day. Considering that, Malick helps me grow as a person. And isn’t that what the best art should do?
There is some sublime stuff in this. There's much I don't really buy. Kurylenko's childlike/free soul character is a bit touch and go. Sometimes exquisite, often too much. But she carries it all. As a whole this one's bloated and uneven. I hate to rain on stuff about faith, but it really doesn't get me, the Bardien character does nothing for me. Not in the 2010s. But the sequence with McAdams... devastating.
;_; not to overexaggerate the importance of this movie but you could embalm me in it and i would be happy. malick celebrates the universe's happiness and capacity for filling every space on earth that receives light from the sun with love. love personified as spiritual (god or fate or christ), intangible, an enchantment that we spend life seeking - which is futile, no need to seek, it's always there.
Our Daily Free Stream: To The Wonder. Bedenkt man, dass ein Terrence Malick Film auch schon mal in der Zeit der Dinosaurier einsetzt, um den Gang der Welt darzustellen, kommt To The Wonder mit einer Hand voll Charaktere und wenigen entscheidenden Momenten aus. To The Wonder ist ein verträumter Film mit kaum wahrnehmbaren Dialogen und melancholischer Musik.... mehr auf cinegeek.de
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.