Summary: Uninteresting characters, almost non-existent character development and nudity for no reason from a known artist spells disaster. You have two parts of the film about 2 sisters and a planet hitting the earth. You have artists whispering in dialogues, camera angles that bores you and a single location without any outside intervention despite the crisis that is occurring.
Terrible movie! Long, boring, and poorly developed characters.
25 April 2012
Excerpt: I don't understand how people are giving this film good scores. I should start off by saying that this movie is a lot like "Tree of Life." If you liked that film, you may like this. I didn't mind that there was little dialog, one of my favorite Blu-ray's is Baraka. I don't mind "art" movies or something different than mainstream but this movie was simply terrible. First, the underlying plot AND ending was given away in the first 5 minutes.
Summary: I wanted to like this film, but I had some of the same problems as I did with 'The Tree of Life'. It felt a little boring and self important at times and I never connected emotionally with the film, except that it literally made me depressed. That's not the experience I want out of a film. The slow and depressive state takes away from any theme or message the movie was possibly containing.
Summary: A very very heavy film that takes itself very very seriously. The one thing this film has going for it is a strong performance by Kirsten Dunst. The many things it doesn't have going for it are a plot that moves at a snail's pace, a lot of melancholy (hence the title) that at times becomes tiresome, and a too-long running time. The ending shot is pretty spectacular however.