This is probably the loosest and most alienating I've seen Malick get (which is saying a LOT). The cuts are more aggressive and the actors are given full freedom with what they say and can do, so pretty much anything can and probably will happen, and it's all in the case of Malick to make a create a complete film out of it.
Somehow, through his own magic, he pulls it off with flying colors.
Probably the most enthralling piece of cinema to grace us this year, both from narrative and technical standpoints. Both floor the viewer with stuff previously seen in his previous installments ("To The Wonder", "Knight of Cups"), this time at full force and never stopping.