|Originally posted by chimera66 |
^what is it about exactly?
what the17sss said
|The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence|
the main root plot of the movie surrounds a standard lower middle class family in a 1950s somewhere in the small midwest/southern town. we watch the family go through a series of emotions: happiness, sadness, distress, anger, fear, etc .. this is just a part of the movie.
the first 5 minutes is an introduction to brad pitt and jessica chastain, then we go to a 45 minute electric ride through a series of great shots of life (the universe, physical world, natural world, material world, etc ..). we finally get introduced to the family somewhere an hour into the movie, and we get to understand and feel what they are seeing and experiencing.
in my opinion, malick is showing us different perspectives of life. life can be much more than the birth and death of certain things, but the growth and maturity into time. sounds douchey? yes. sounds like something snooty and make you want to punch puppies because you feel dirty? yes. is this movie too "bible thumping", and the bible is forced down your throat? yes. will it give you different views of the meaning of life? yes.
unfortunately, some people left during the "45 minute electric ride". a lot of people stayed until the end of the credits.