Might sound blasphemous, but this is not just a spectacular work of art, it is also a work of God.
I'm going to be real lazy as a critic here, mainly because I didn't find anything that was done wrong in Terrence Malick's masterpiece.
The film is sweepingly brilliant, touching, metaphisical, strong, both complex and childishly simple at the same time. There is Pantheism. There is Faith. There is the Budha like mother figure, the birds in the trees and…
Richard Linklater here crowns himself as the King of real life.
I mean, perfect, all around. Visually, a blast – a perfect palette of college color. The music is awesome, you feel you need more of each character – they’re all so brilliantly formed out of life!
I heard in one of Linklater’s interviews that he had way less “demons” in college than in high school, so I was expecting some good quality everydayness with a cool soundtrack. But there…