5 reasons to highly anicipate "The Tree of Life"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

1. Palm d'Or
It just won the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The same award that went to Taxi Driver
(1976), The Piano (1993) and Pulp Fiction (1994).
Jury president Robert De Niro explained after the ceremony that it had been The Tree of Life's grand scale and ambition that finally clinched it. "It seemed to have the size, the importance, the tension to fit the prize." But there was the suggestion that it wasn't a wholly unanimous decision. "Few films are 100%," said De Niro. "But most of us thought it was great."
Terrence Malick who wasn't present couldn't accept the Award himself, so producers Bill Pohlad and Dede Gardner accepted it on his behalf.

2. The Cast
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and promising newcomer Jessica Chastain make for the leads in this film.

3. Trailer
The wonderful, beautiful masterpiece that is the trailer. I keep watching it over and over again. In a time where the art of beautiful trailers is lost, this is definitely the best one I've seen in a long time.If the trailer alone is so miraculous, what will the actual film do to us??

4. Terence Malick

His movies are said to be pure poetry. I've only seen one of his movies, but I have to agree with that statement. He has a great look on things and knows how to frame actors in a miravulous story. In his entire career (which has been lasting almost 40 years) he has made only five movies. He's a perfectionist this one.

5. Reception
Ever since its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, there have been raving reviews of its beauty and message. Many professional critics have given it perfect ratings and the praise keeps on coming. I'm not one to get influenced by critical respones, but 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and remarks like "a mad and magnificent film", sure sound promising.

So if you're still not excited to see this film, there's something seriously wrong with you!
"The Tree of Life" opens May 27th.

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