Made a quick video review of The Tree of Life outside the theatre.
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The Tree of Life, which opens with God addressing Job from out the whirlwind (“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?”), is nothing if not overweening in its spiritual ambition.
The Tree of Life is less profound than profoundly eccentric, while too solemn, pompous, and genteel to be truly crazy. The movie disengages the mind, even as it dulls the senses.
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Jack meditates on…the nature of creation, intermittently visualized in a flood of IMAX Discovery Channel images that range beyond the moon and under the sea, across the desert sands and even to a world populated by CGI dinosaurs.
The Tree of Life hits art houses and you in the gut on May 27.
“They do not endure by maintaining their rigidity.” - Things that make me barf.
I get more and more turned off by The Tree of Life with each passing second. Any movie that’s bookended with IMAX footage chronicling the beginning/end of the universe should come with headgear that makes it impossible to roll your eyes. “I don’t have much to say about The Tree of Life because my eyes were only focused on the screen 30% of the time and because I got up to barf at the 45-minute mark. And also the 95-minute mark.”
I can’t wait to say, “OH PUHLEASE” when the dinosaur walks on screen. I still can’t believe this movie has dinosaurs. (Yes, aside from Brad Pit.) Dino-zing!