5 Responses to “Review: The Tree of Life (2011)”

  1. Joel Burman says:

    Nice review. It actually gives me horrible flashbacks to Sucker Punch. Some directors should not have complete freedom and final cut on their films.

  2. Frank says:

    Being a film blogger, this is pretty irresponsible of you to review this film, without viewing Malick’s previous work. It’s only four films in 38 years, and two of them have a 90 minute run time. If you want your shit to be entertaining, I do believe “Transformers 3″ is coming out this year, if you’re into that sort of thing, yo.

    Why even bother reviewing this?
    Frank recently posted..“The Tree of Life” – 2011 Dir Terrence Malick

    • It’s not irresponsible in the slightest; as Joel said, each movie should be able to hold up on its own without having to be “familiar” with how they do things. There’s a good chance most moviegoers who stumble into The Tree of Life aren’t going to all be Malick fans; some are interested in Brad Pitt or are just bored and want to watch something.

      As for entertaining…I don’t need something dumbed down to be entertained. That isn’t what I meant. I refuse to see Transformers 3 due to the fact the other two sucked terribly.

      And as for why I chose to review it, to put it frankly: because I fucking wanted to. Simple as that.

  3. Joel Burman says:

    Frank: I think that Tree of Life should be able to stand on its own two feet. I doubt it says on the movie tickets that you must have seen Mallicks three (or whatever number) earlier features before going to this one. Its not a sequel as far as I know.

    • It isn’t, but I guess if you see his other work you “get” what he does. I don’t want to have sit through a movie where I need to “get” who the director is to enjoy their work. I want to enjoy their work.