To The Wonder – 4/10.

Newly prolific director Terrence Malick is behind this snooze fest starring fans favourite Ben Affleck and former bond girl Olga Kurylenko. Very much like Malick’s last film The Tree of Life, To The Wonder is sparse in dialogue, particularly between characters (much of it is narrated), and features lots of close up reaction shots of peoples faces, interspersed with nature and the sun and stuff. Where The Tree of Life felt revolutionary and quietly beautiful however, To The Wonder is much more self indulgent IMO, a lot of it feels like stuff that Malick felt wasn’t quite good enough for The Tree of Life. He needs another twenty year break… If you are feeling adventurous give The Tree of Life a shot but don’t bother with this.

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