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First Look at Terrence Malick's To The Wonder
Posted December 19, 2012 03:41 PM by Webmaster
StudioCanal have released the first trailer for acclaimed director Terrence Malick's latest film To The Wonder (2012), starring Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Affleck, and Javier Bardem. The film is set to open in theaters across the United Kingdom on February 22. Its U.S. premiere is set for April 12th.
To The Wonder was screened at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year where it won SIGNIS Award (Terrence Malick).
After visiting Mont Saint-Michel - once known in France as "the Wonder" - at the height of their love, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems soon arise. Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane. An exploration of love in its many forms.
"Looks as if Malick is trying a bit too hard to be artful and important. But then again, it might be a pretty good movie." I'm pretty sure you just described Malick's 'Tree Of Life'. Unfortunately, that fell into the former. Though I know I am in the minority in saying that.
That trailer did very little for me. Just a series of shots of people wandering around, and after a while it all started to look the same. Malick's an immensely talented filmmaker, but this looks too Tree of Life to me, which disappointed me a bit.
In a Malick film I'm not expecting an enthralling story. I am looking to find images that move me, that give me an emotional response I don't feel with other movies. I go into his films understanding that and I find that I love the art.
The Tree Of Life instantly became one of my favorite films of all time. All of his films are wonderful and I wouldn't have to know a thing about his next one to know I'd pay full ticket price to see it no questions asked. Very excited for this!
I cant understand why people bash Malick? You know what to expect to some level. Yes, I DID get the feeling of 'Tree of Life' part 2. But its Malick! I'm a huge fan, and of course will see this and buy it on BD. If you dont like Malick or dont understand him and his film style go back to watching Harry Potter
I am very glad Malick is more productive lately, but Tree of Life needed a leash. He just let that puppy run all over the place. 2001 and 8 1/2 worked because there was narrative and structure to latch on to, a context and purpose to the surrealism. Tree of Life just threw stuff at the viewer. "Here's a sunset. Here's some bats flying around a bridge. Figure it out." Malick working well is best glimpsed in moments like the soldier in Thin Red Line thinking of his girlfriend on the swing. Perfection, that scene. Absolute beauty and horror. Here he is in the midst of death and chaos, and Malick shows us his desires and fears. But Tree of Life didn't give us any juxtaposition like that anywhere, it just went scribbling all over the wall like a toddler with a box of crayons hopped up on pixie sticks. That said, I'm really excited to see anything Malick makes. He is truly one of the best directors working today. Not every film from Kurosawa, Bergman, and Kubrick was perfect, so I give Malick a pass for Tree of Life for at least trying to make something brilliant. Here's hoping.
It definetaly looks promising as every Malick film does, but maybe he should've waited a few years before making another movie after the wonder that was The Tree of Life.
Waiting many years, planning his subsequent film always worked out for Malick, let's hope that this new fast mode doesn't do any harm to his storytelling skills.
I sincerely hope this isn't just another T.O.L., because as much as I love it, it's unique, doesn't need something entirely similar to it.
If we got something in the vein of The Thin Red Line or The New World, beautifully shot meaningful, deep films, I'd be thrilled.
Oh, and I love Rachel McAdams in everything she's in.
I watch Malick's work because he tells his stories mostly in images, but then the sparse dialog contains lines that cause you to confront yourself, your life, who you are, your past, your present and your future.