Malick still used his style of shooting beautiful frames with beautiful background, little but meaningful gestures and movements. It rarely used an actual dialogue, but most of all used poetic narrations who shows the love triangle story. It’s been said that the actors acted without actual script. And that’s why I thought, editing wise, that the images were pretty generic sometimes, though the narrations told us something big happens.
Beautiful visual and music, and terrific cast sometimes still need X factor. Though Luhrmann really want this movie to be extravagant and mesmerizing, but many times it failed. I felt it such a mess at front, and it didn't used the CGI effect realistically. I however loved Leo's performance, it reminded me of Romeo + Juliet (which I think is better than this movie). I didn't really like Mulligan's role, but her acting capacity perhaps didn't used very well in the movie, almost only her angelic look. Sometimes the shots were jumpy one to the other, felt a tad in a hurry on editing and too fast paced.
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With little twist and music support, Sister wasn’t the kind of drama movie with a lot of dramatization. The reality is sad and thrilling enough. The movie’s pacing felt running flat in the first half, showing more of Simon’s daily ‘work’ and his relationship with his grim sister. But once the twist arrived, you can’t help to feel shocked and sympathized to Simon.