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Tree Of Life: First Reaction

Empire Online says:

A full blog is to follow, but in the meantime here is Damon Wise' immediate reaction to Terrence Malick's Tree Of Life.

"There were loud boos and some muted applause at the premiere of Terrence Malick's Tree Of Life, a year after it was first mooted to show here. The critical opinion was just as divided; some saw a poetic meditation on life as filtered through the prism of childhood, while others simply saw one of the great arhouse duds of all time, a sprawling mess of disgressions so convoluted it even pauses to consider the beginnings of life itself.

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filmmattic2031d ago

Naturally, Malick's film is going to be divisive. Some are going to unconditionally love it. Others are going to despise it, claiming its "pretentious." I'm not going to discuss the merits of either claim, but I do want to state that I'm a staunch proponent of Malick's genius...thus I'm in the former group.

I'm trying to avoid any in-depth reading of the film because I like to watch Malick's movies (how few are they) unfettered and unspoiled by scrutiny. I can't wait till Tree of Life hits the States.