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Old 06-19-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Just saw it - interested to hear what others think.

Someone put it very well - you will only see it once but you will think about it.

Many walked out during it.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Went home; read a thorough review

Many questions answered for me - wish I had read the review first!
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Since I like all of Terence Malick's movies, I'd like to go and watch it once. Roger Ebert gave it four stars. But according to many other reviews, it's a bit too heavy and arty-farty, even to Malick's standards...I haven't made up my mind yet .
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Here and There
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Just saw it - interested to hear what others think.

Someone put it very well - you will only see it once but you will think about it.

Many walked out during it.
I just returned from seeing it. I am not sure what I think, as ridiculous as that sounds. I feel like a lot was wasted on me, maybe I am not intelligent enough to "get it". But, it was so very beautiful. I loved the voices, talking to god, asking questions. I am not sure I followed the ending, I think that was the afterlife, but he wasn't dead, so I guess I am confused. But I did enjoy it. I think? P.S. Any insight would be appreciated
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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I'm glad I saw it, but can't for the life of me think of anyone I'd recommend it to. Taken as a whole, pretty baffling. Pointlessly self-indulgent in parts. Superb family story, though, although still and all kind of superficial and enigmatic.

If it weren't by Mallick and starring Pitt, no one would go to see it.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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In my humble opinion, I don't think the point of the movie was for any moviegoer to "get it", but rather to watch a vehicle for Malick's personal take on the "big questions" of nature, life and faith. While watching it I certainly thought the creation and historical scenes were overly self-indulgent and almost boring, although beautiful to watch. By the end, though, i had a different opinion. We get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we find it hard to believe that we aren't the end all/be all of creation, the crowning achievement of everything that has come before us. Yet in the grand scheme of things, the entire history of humanity barely warrants a blip in the timeline of Earth, let alone the universe. Never the less, that doesn't take away from the importance of our individual lives. We are the sum of everything that came before us, but that does not necessarily make us greater or lesser than those events.

Also, I am not a religious person, but I found I could relate to the mother's struggle with her faith. After her questioning of her faith after the death of her son, I thought her final words "I give him to you" to be the most powerful lines in the movie. What a beautiful sentiment from such a terrible tragedy.

But then that's just what I got from the movie. All great "art" leaves itself open to the interpretation of those who view it, so my opinion is no better than someone who got bored and left after the first 45 minutes.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:44 AM
 
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Isnt this done by the same guy who did "New World"?
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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OMG. .. what to say?

During the beginning of the movie, wondered if we'd turned onto another channel .. some documentary doing the artsy-fartsy on beauty of nature program or something.

This movie bored me to tears and can't quite remember another moving at such a slow pace. Even the beauty parts became boring .. when it takes what seems 20 minutes of creative photography to finally unwind to the active volcano they're filming, and such. and it continues on, .. and .. on ..

mercifully, drifted off to slumberland, where it was more exciting


Agree with .. Nast/quote: In my humble opinion, I don't think the point of the movie was for any moviegoer to "get it", but rather to watch a vehicle for Malick's personal take on the "big questions" of nature, life and faith.


Just found his portrayal of life, as a movie, very boring.

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Old 10-17-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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By far, the worst movie I've seen in a long time.
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