Monday, September 26, 2011

Movie Review: The Tree Of Life

The Tree Of Life is not for everyone. I found it hard to understand or like it for the first hour. It's kinda like that colorful sequence in A Space Odyssey: 2001 but this time it ran an hour long. Endure it patiently or you might sleep or stop watching. But of course, if you're looking for visual treatment, you'll be fine.

Once the movie moved on to the scene of little Sean Penn was born, I sighed a relief. This is the part that moved the movie, in my opinion. It portrayed Brad Pitt's family, beautifully; emotions and all that. Jessica Chastain as Brad's wife and mother of the three children was so amazing. Her angelic face and charisma throughout the movie were believable and... unbelievable! The main story is about the eldest son's relationship with his father and how he lived through his adolescence years.

All in all, it's the balance of visual stuffs and the story itself. Yes i found it hard to understand at first but slowly, it turned out to be a beautiful watch. Be it for the eyes or movie goers. But not for the impatient ones.

3.5/5 stars

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