re: Tree Of Life
etsukosasori replied to your quote: A tree grows in prehistoric times, in the yard of…
When I reed this review, I’m feeling SO SAD that the movie didn’t convinced me… And yet I wanted to loved it. But even if I was moved by some part of the film, there something that disturbed me… Anyway can’t wait to read your point of view !
I’m really jealous that you’ve seen it already! I think Malick is a pretty divisive film maker, and each one of his movies is challenging in their own right. I can totally understand how and why this didn’t/couldn’t speak to you…I’m just really hoping it speaks to me. I’ve had varying degress of success myself when watching his films. The first time I saw The Thin Red Line, for example, didn’t go well for me at all. I was so disappointed because it was the first movie he’d made in over twenty years and it just felt like a dud. But subsequent viewings later, I love it almost as much as the rest of his work.
I understand some of the more spiritual aspects of the movie might turn people off, and who knows, it might turn me off as well. I’m not really a spiritual person, but I respect other people’s sense of faith, especially when they express it as honestly and openly as Malick tends to do. We’ll see this weekend! I can’t wait to see it. Writing about it will probably prove to be a much bigger challenge.