TDL’s Alphabet Movie Meme

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So Monday was the big day, I had a big Christmas party at work and the Breaking Emotions Blogathon closed up. To be honest, the blogathon participation was better than I expected but I must have underestimated the commitment of blogging since I myself have somehow fallen into the trap of struggling to find time to write blog posts. That being said, I figured what better way to say farewell to a blogathon than to take part in an Alphabet Movie Meme by Katy from The Drama Lama.

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The Tree of Life (2011)

This post is scheduled. I’m currently on holiday and will be answering Your comments when I get back. Be sure to leave some, so returning to rain and wind would be more enjoyable.

Missing some of the most talked about movies last year wasn’t my intention, it just happened and I never got around to watch them because.. well, I didn’t feel like it. Then all of a sudden I got my motivation back and I have since watched many movies, so many in fact, that my reviews are piling up and I literally have to speed-write some of them otherwise I never will. So, The Tree of Life review is on its way and it’s not going to be a long discussion like some would might expect from this movie. Some went mad lengths to describe it.. so, I’m gonna be short and a bit unhappy about it.

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# 119 – The Tree of Life

Watching this trailer I was amazed with the shots – the visual images that this movie is probably filled with and there is nothing bad about a visual greatness!

Terrence Malick is 67 but he hasn’t done many movies, in fact he has done 5 (+ 1 short movie) which gives me the impression that he is the director who appreciates quality over quantity – critics have praised him and after watching the trailer for The Tree of Life I think I will do the same. (I don’t remember watching The Thin Red Line but that would soon change).

Brad Pitt is looking young and fresh again in this one, Sean Penn is working with Malick for the second time and Jessica Chastain might get her big brake after this one. Plus, there are a lot of young boys acting in it so there might be new stars coming.

The trailer looks great, I like the voice over in that whispering tone that gives me the creeps – don’t really know what the movie is about, probably the family dynamics and since it’s about Sean Penn’s character I think it’s a pretty serious movie (he is good in those roles). IMDb says it is a drama/fantasy movie – the fantasy part is not showed in the trailer but maybe it says that because of the flashbacks? I don’t know, that’s the only thing I don’t get at the moment.