The Tree of Life
Dull as ditch water and less awe inspiring.
I wish I liked this but I didn't. I like a film that makes me think and even better, one that makes me either see the world differently or change my viewpoint on something. I hesitate to make assumptions on the aims and objectives of writer, director or producer on this one and can only say that I I loathed it! Despite huge ambition, the metaphysics failed to awe and the story arc failed to move me. During the last few minutes all my mind could express was 'Please end now'. To be honest I found the opening credits of Star Trek Voyager more moving. Why did the one female character have to be so vacuous? Why were the male characters so at odds with each other and the world? It all felt too pretentious, too self conscious and too up its own Grand Canyon.