The Tree of Life: Movie Review | Scott Berkun
Tree Of Life Movie Review Essay
With The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick has made his prog concept film—a Romantic Americana nostalgia trip that reads like a swirl of vintage, if more evangelizing, domestic Malick and Tales from Topographic Oceans. It’s a film premised on the idea that in 2011, virtuosity inherently has meaning. And it’s a film that hopes to convince us that thinking about the big is necessarily big thinking. In the end, it’s a pair of conceits that the film can neither execute nor make a compelling case for.
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Tree of Life could not have a plot/story and still be true to it’s topic. If you tell a story, then, like painting a picture, you cannot help but put a bit of yourself into the art: your philosophy, your sense of meaning. But as the voice overs implied, people are sometimes at the very center, between meaning and nonmeaning, when it comes to their view of life and God. The movie conjures up those times when you just don’t know where you stand. Life is a mystery…. and for me faith walks with grace.