‘The Tree of Life’ trailer

Posted by · 10:23 am · December 15th, 2010

It’s heeeeeeere. Honestly, I’m not sure I even want to watch this, so I’ll leave it to you guys to comment. Click on the image below to watch it at Apple, or check out the embed after the jump.




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  • 1 12-15-2010 at 1:55 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    And for the record, I’ve never considered myself a Malick fan. I still haven’t even seen The New World. If you asked me to name my 10 favorite working directors, he might not even make the list. So keep in mind that my previous comments are not coming from some Malick obsessive.

  • 2 12-15-2010 at 2:07 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    Maxim: I get what you’re saying, I do. We’ll just have to agree to disagree. For me, the end product is always what should define someone as visionary. If a film is really like nothing you’ve ever seen, and the director continues to surprise you consistently, never giving you quite what you would expect, and changes or challenges the way you look at the possibilities of cinema, that, to me, is the mark of a visionary. Directors like Malick, Jackson, Nolan, Cameron, PT Anderson, the Coen brothers, Scorsese, Aronofsky, Kubrick, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Spielberg, and yes, even Lucas (at least back in the day).

  • 3 12-15-2010 at 2:07 pm

    marcelo said...

    yes, the trailer for a movie called “the tree of life” cannot be considered pretentious.

  • 4 12-15-2010 at 2:16 pm

    marcelo said...

    nor cheesy, by the way.

  • 5 12-15-2010 at 2:17 pm

    matsunaga said...

    It was most definitely one of the most anticipated film of next year… The Cinematography was well done but based on the trailer, for me, nothing stood out… Though I can feel Brad Pitt’s presence, I just hope it wouldn’t be something like Benjamin Button… (as much as I like that movie)

    I don’t get the much hype for this movie… Was this just made for the sake of awards?

    Even though, I won’t miss this for the world next year… Also excited…

  • 6 12-15-2010 at 2:22 pm

    pilfering monk said...

    More beautiful shots of trees…yawn.

    My worst fear…it’s the next The New World.
    My hope…it’s the next The Fountain.

  • 7 12-15-2010 at 2:37 pm

    Chris138 said...

    Looks epic, can’t wait.

  • 8 12-15-2010 at 2:48 pm

    DylanS said...

    I don’t mean to be judgemental, Malick’s obviously his own filmmaker, but is there a plot to this movie, or is it all shots of nature and space with a voiceover.

  • 9 12-15-2010 at 3:03 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Why won’t you watch it, Guy? I really think you should, and you certainly don’t have to worry about it giving stuff away.

  • 10 12-15-2010 at 3:22 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    Terrence Malick likes alligators.

  • 11 12-15-2010 at 3:31 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    DylanS – Plots are for cemeteries. Here’s hoping it’s just space, nature and voiceovers.

  • 12 12-15-2010 at 3:37 pm

    tony rock said...

    Jessica Chastain could be Bryce Dallas Howard’s twin. Even their voices sound the same.

  • 13 12-15-2010 at 3:38 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    For once, Chad and I completely agree.

  • 14 12-15-2010 at 3:41 pm

    Edmond Dantes said...

    Breathtaking. Can’t wait.

  • 15 12-15-2010 at 4:10 pm

    Leone said...

    totally offbeat, weird and all over the place, but – oddly – still looking forward to it.

  • 16 12-15-2010 at 5:17 pm

    davidraider88 said...

    Holy shit, that was awesome

  • 17 12-15-2010 at 5:20 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    I second Kevin K in that I agree with Chad.

  • 18 12-15-2010 at 5:37 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Speaking English: Certain movies I choose to go into blind, to enhance the experience. This is one of them.

  • 19 12-15-2010 at 5:42 pm

    Puchika said...

    Nice music. Is it original music composed for the film by Desplat? or does anyone recognize it from somewhere else?

  • 20 12-15-2010 at 7:24 pm

    red_wine said...

    OMGZZZ! This is already my No. 3 of all time!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

  • 21 12-16-2010 at 4:02 am

    Mark said...

    Breathtaking. The upside down shot of the shadows… Swimming out of the house… I feel sorry for people complaining about this, I guess they’re either ‘too cool for school’ hipsters or geeks that think great cinema is something like Tron: Legacy. This looks astonishing. Thank god there are cinematic artists like Malick that can still get funding.

  • 22 12-16-2010 at 6:30 am

    Maxim said...

    “Kevin K. said…

    For me, the end product is always what should define someone as visionary. If a film is really like nothing you’ve ever seen, and the director continues to surprise you consistently, never giving you quite what you would expect, and changes or challenges the way you look at the possibilities of cinema, that, to me, is the mark of a visionary. Directors like Malick, Jackson, Nolan, Cameron, PT Anderson, the Coen brothers, Scorsese, Aronofsky, Kubrick, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Spielberg, and yes, even Lucas (at least back in the day).”

    Actually Kevin, I really like what you said here, especially about changing expectations of cinema. I cannot argue with that. I, too, love the filmmakers who do that for me and agree with most people you’ve listed.

    I’m also thinking of Sofia Coppola, Woody Allen, Kubrick, Linklater, Aronofsky and, at one point, Terry Gilliam and Ridley Scott.

    And I won’t argue with inclusion of Lucas at all, to me he’s always been a great cinematic talent, which I think deserves more respect (and movies).

  • 23 12-16-2010 at 10:08 am

    Keil Shults said...

    If the plot becomes too explicit in the trailer it eliminates the mystery and would draw accusations of conventionality. If Brad Pitt’s in it with a nice haircut, kids in hand, and no scar on his neck you think it’s Benjamin Button. If you see a shot of trees, you think it’s going to be a nature documentary. You complain about shots of a tree and let you love The Fountain. You hate that it has voiceover, although you probably like Election or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I’m sure Malick is heartbroken that some sniveling youngsters on a movie webboard are making uninformed, snide comments about a film that demanded a lot of his time, energy and passion.

  • 24 12-16-2010 at 10:31 am

    M said...

    Again, here we go with the insults.

    Did ever occur to you, Keil that people aren’t commenting about the presence of voiceover as such but about what is actually said in it? Is the
    difference between a device and the actual content that unclear to you? Or are you just trying to label anyone who is somehow less-then-worshepful as wothless just because they happened to not meet your idea as to what a proper reaction should be?

    Whatever the case is, comments like “snivering youngsters” show that you are unable to engage in actual debate and result to two of the cheapest tactics avaialble – name calling and sympathy (ie – “film that demanded a lot of his time, energy and passion”). Very convincing.

    But hey, let’s marginalize everyone and pretend that commenting on a trailer (the thing that is chosen to present the film to the world) and not, you know, the entire movie after seeing it is uninformed. That doesn’t consitute whining, by the way.

    I am sure that Malick is stoked that he has such staunch non-discriminating supporters as a mature, joke a post, sight-unseen passion calorie mesuring internet form typist such as yourself.

  • 25 12-16-2010 at 11:47 am

    M said...

    All of that said, I think the trailer is superb.