"The Clean Slate ... Sound a little too good to be true?" - Ben Mendelson in the Dark Knight Rises
In this case, no, not at all.
Grimace, of Ronald McDonald fame, finally gets the attention he deserves with his premiere on the big screen. The famed jewel collector is searching every last nook and cranny of the universe for the six most precious gemstones known to all of McDonaldom. Six obviously being the number of the devil, the purple lard tub turns evil and tries to kill everybody. No one is safe from his wrath, not even the Justice League, who were called into battle when…
The passage of time becomes completely immeasurable when watching this film. In some ways it feels ten hours long, and in others, only a few minutes. Malick's usual brand of visual poetry is toned down just a little for something more intimate and character focused. Still an incredibly moving and passionate film, it took longer than usual before I really started to feel like I "got" it. The last twenty to thirty minutes make the entire film transcendent, and the final image is incredibly powerful.