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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Tree of Life

OMG... this movie sucked. I do not in any way, shape, or form understand why people loved this one so much. For the first 45 minutes I felt like I was watching a show on space on The Discovery Channel with random dialogue. It made absolutely no sense. They hardly let you know who Sean Penn's character is, they don't let you know the time frame, you never really find out exactly who died and why everyone is so sad, and then you're thrown into an hour of random footage of young boys glaring at their father and/or crying. There is hardly any dialogue throughout the entire movie other than voice over, I don't remember ever hearing any of the character's names... it is so random!

Then the oldest boy, who turns out to be Sean Penn, becomes crazy and apparently loses his innocence after breaking into a neighbor's house and stealing a nightgown? Give me a break. Everything was so overhyped and overplayed.
The ending is what was the biggest mindfuck. All of a sudden Sean Penn is on the beach with his younger self and basically every other character from the movie, including the no-name brother who apparently died. Then there is more space and nature footage and then it's over.

What the fuck. The saddest part about all of this is this film is probably going to take home a lot of awards and it doesn't deserve them at all. People are praising a movie that sucks. Seriously sucks.

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