For some viewers, this is a complete narrative mess, but for the patient viewer, you will find the inner mechanisms of the film are wholesomely entertaining. The film often has us seeing dinosaurs, planets, lava, volcanoes and other weird earth structures as it tells us the story of a 1950’s family. The cinematography was definitely brilliant, and Brad Pitt definitely gave a good performance, but despite the films philosophical sincerity, the narrative is quite messy. Terrence Malick returns to cinema making a film that definitely stands out in 2011.
Directed by: Lars Von Trier
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Age Certificate: R, 15
In Lars Von Trier’s gorgeously shot drama, we are put in the position of thinking about what we would do if we were in the situation that we know the world will come to an end; And that is the powerful thing the film does, it evokes question. The film has a soft, but beautiful progression as the film captures destruction and distress. Kirsten Dunst gives an emotionally filled performance that provides the film with drama. Trier, whom wrote and directed the film, definitely has a distinctive style and it is definitely projected here.