Excerpt: "Newborn" is the first word spoken in Terrence Malick's To the Wonder . Newborn because it's the first film the auteur has made that takes place in the present day. Newborn because he casts Olga Kurylenko as an inheritor of Pocahontas's existential sense of displacement, and lover of a man who's...
Conclusion: Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder' is a cinematic tone poem consumed with passion and despair. Through beautiful images and stirring music, the film mediates on the wonders and sorrows of love. Despite some minor artifacts, the video transfer is simply breathtaking, and the audio mix is exceptional.
Conclusion: Many quickly pegged To the Wonder as a "lesser" Terrence Malick film, but there's nearly as much here bubbling beneath the surface as there was in The Tree of Life . The nature of love, the love of nature, the silence of God and the beauty of compassion— To the Wonder is alive with meaning and...
Conclusion: Director Terrence Malick's latest film isn't easy to like. It is a very bold project that can quickly frustrate those who are used to conventional storytelling. I personally think that it does not have the same aura The Tree of Life does, but then the idea behind it is clearly very deterrent.
Excerpt: Watching a Terrence Malick movie means being reminded that we live in nature, among the trees and other animals, with the heavens as a canopy. This should be a given, but it’s something people take entirely for granted—both in the movies and in everyday life.
Excerpt: #Venedig 2012 - Ja, så är det. Dessa ord yttrar Marinas (Olga Kurylenko) dotter när hon går runt i en vanlig amerikansk matvaruaffär någonstans en bit in i "To the Wonder". Denna replik fick mig att direkt börja reflektera över Terrence Malick och hans filmskapande.
Summary: To the Wonder is wederom een wonderschone film van de hand van Terence Malick. Zoals zo vaak met zijn films moet zijn stijl je echter wel liggen, want Malick is niet iemand die het verhaal door middel van dialoog verduidelijkt. Verhaaltechnisch moet je dus niet al te veel verwachten.