Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I attempt to watch Tree of life.

I decided I would watch tree of life because I'm cool like that. I usually have a lot of patience with people in movies. I will sit through 2 hours of a guy talking to his table fan. But this movie was a test. And I failed.

Twenty minutes into it I'm a little confused about the depressing family but still intrigued. Then something weird happens. A screensaver comes on. That's right. One minute we're watching people and the next minute we're watching pretty pictures from outerspace. After this a volcano begins to erupt. For like 8 minutes we're just watching bright orange stuff spewing onto the screen. With opera music in the background. Really intense opera. Then they cut to a montage of life under the ocean featuring giant chunks of seaweed. At this point I'm thinking maybe somebody hit the wrong button in the control room. The Discovery channel is on for some reason. I continue to watch because I figure eventually someone will realise their mistake. The depressing family will reappear. More time goes by. The audience of 4 people is getting restless. It has now become a contest to see who among us will walk out first. Then they show a fucking baby dinosaur and that was my cue to walk out.


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16 comments:

Arun Sundar said...

Nothing happens. The discovery series of "evolution of life" continues. With more opera. And then the eldest brother's childhood life in the depressed family and how people neglect him is shown for some time. I guess he is the one who dies at some point and hence the family is depressed in the first place. Sean Penn being the younger brother mourns his brother's death for about 30 years. And then he meets Brad pitt and his whole family in a beach shore, which I'm assuming is the heaven. Movie ends and making me grind my teeth even more. So, you didn't miss much!

P.S: I should hv left during the screensaver show along with 20 other people who left during my show. But I decided to stay. Either I have Pluto-size patience. Or good value for the 300 Rs.

Broom said...

What happened was I wasted my time & got really angry with the fucking director and Brad Pitt for wasting my time.

Perakath said...

I stayed awake for ten minutes while Sean Penn did his usual intense act and Brad Pitt tried hard to be a serious actor. My eyes finally closed when Penn found himself in a desert wearing a suit (or something). I woke up briefly during the interval but missed the whole of the second half.

The friend with me called it a superb movie. But then he also wanted to stay till the end of the credits to see what type of cameras it was shot on, so...

GB said...

God. What a terrible movie. I particularly hated that weird cloth-like apparition that kept coming and that whispery "My son, my soul" bs.

Kangana said...

why are you not writing anymore!!!!

Anonymous said...

i think i hate myself for making myself watching the whole film, i was waiting for the end to come and post about how bad this movie makes me want to kill myself.
Maybe that was the whole idea of it,
making stupid people (like me) whit lots of patience want to die.
MY ADVICE DONT WATCH IT !!!

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un said...

I also had a similar experience. I tried to read Stephen Hawking's black hole theory. Though I usually have a lot of patience with my reading, this particular one tested my patience. I was so bored with all those nonsense he was talking about and didn't understand a single word of it. utter time waste. I don't know why everyone consider him a genius.

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Anonymous said...

i thought it was a great film but it does drop off at the end. if you are a spiritual person at all it will touch you in a way that very few movies do these days.

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