Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, in its broadest sense, transposes the gospel narrative. Through three stories that together cover creation, fall and redemption—specifically via Jesus Christ as a didactic church scene suggests—the film ultimately states that humankind can only find hope and life in a reconciled relationship with creator God. Continue reading
The problem is, once all the thrills and chills finally wear off, we’re left empty—with nothing to contemplate and no emotion for the millions of people we’ve just seen killed on the screen. For that, Soderbergh’s film proves to be fine entertainment but terribly lifeless.
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