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The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) - The Reviews Thread

Old 01-31-12, 03:03 PM
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Re: The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) - The Reviews Thread

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I never said that. I only said this was not the kind of movie I wanted to watch. I'm glad you enjoyed it, doesn't mean I have to see it.

The Poll in this thread basically asked for opinions from all-comers. I gave mine. If you can't handle that, then too fucking bad. -kd5-
So you never saw it?
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Old 02-01-12, 09:29 AM
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Re: The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) - The Reviews Thread

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So you never saw it?

I suppose you've never read the synopsis on the back of a video or a movie review and decided it was not something you cared to watch? Are you THAT unique in the universe? -kd5-
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Re: The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) - The Reviews Thread

Sure but then I wouldn't go into a review thread and post smack about it.
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Old 02-01-12, 01:31 PM
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Sure but then I wouldn't go into a review thread and post smack about it.
All I said about it was that I didn't want to see a movie about depressing life issues and emotional problems, as evidenced by the synopsis:
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The impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn' ) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.


Any other so-called smack was of your own creation. -kd5-

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All I said about it was that I didn't want to see a movie about depressing life issues and emotional problems
The movie isn't depressing. It's beautiful and uplifting. Anyway, your loss.
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Re: The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) - The Reviews Thread

Whatever. There are 6 other people who chose the same option I did in the Poll that you can hassle. Be sure to tell them it's their loss too. -kd5-
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Re: The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) - The Reviews Thread

Yeah, I'm still lost on the depressing. A wee bit sad at times but sure as hell not depressing.
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Whatever. There are 6 other people who chose the same option I did in the Poll that you can hassle. Be sure to tell them it's their loss too.
Already have.
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Old 02-02-12, 08:22 AM
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Yeah, I'm still lost on the depressing. A wee bit sad at times but sure as hell not depressing.
No, no, you don't get it. The synopsis on the BOX is depressing therefore the movie is unwatchable.
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Re: The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) - The Reviews Thread

Finally got around to seeing this the other night on BD. Absolutely loved it, although I can see that it's not a film for everyone. Quiet, contemplative, poetic, thoughtful - those are the adjectives I would use to describe it. A lot of people have haphazardly compared it to Kubrick for obviously superficial reasons. I saw a lot more Tarkovsky and Bergman in it.

Yes, it was a bit slow-moving in spots, and it wasn't a flawless film. I agree with some opinions that it might have benefited by being trimmed fifteen to twenty minutes. But even with the flaws, I greatly appreciated the intelligence and "soulfulness" (for lack of a better term) of it. Even though there are a couple of other BP nominees I like as well, I sure wouldn't mind seeing TTOL win the Best Picture Award. It would be the best BP winner in several years in my mind.
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Re: The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) - The Reviews Thread

Tried watching this last night. Did not appreciate or like at all but could understand why some would. Great visuals but after 45 minutes of not much of a story, I gave up. I haven't stopped a movie before it was over in a LONG time (Can't even remember the last one)...
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Re: The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) - The Reviews Thread

My opinion of course :

My second viewing of this film and now I understand why I hate it so much. It is not a bad film at all, far from it.
Excellent cinematography, excellent acting, excellent music. The reason for my hate is because this could have
been a masterpiece but instead becomes a victim of its own self indulgence. The film is about a half hour too long.
It becomes very repetative : too much voiceover, the low angle tracking shots, even the lovely visuals get annoying after a while.
I also thought that the whole creation of the universe segment was unnecessary. Instead of that I would have preferred more footage
of Sean Penn's character. I have a feeling Malick did an "Adrien Brody" with Penn's role. It's a damn shame because I am a fan of Malick
and this happens to be his most personal film. Mr. Malick self-restraint can be a good thing.
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