Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in The Tree of Life trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
To be honest, I have absolutely no idea what Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE is about, at least not from watching the first trailer. I get that the general idea focuses on three boys and their relationship with their parents and the conflicting ideals they receive from them. Yeah, I don’t quite get it either, but I’m a fan of Terrence Malick and I think I’m one of the only people that still think THE THIN RED LINE was brilliant. But he’s had some disappointing films lately so Malick can be hit or miss sometimes. But with a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain and Fiona Shaw, I will at least give him the benefit of the doubt.
The film hits theaters everywhere on May 27th, 2011 and I have to say that’s a huge mistake. Releasing a movie like this in the summer is going to set it up for failure. This kind of film needs to come out in the fall, closer to Oscar season. Watch the trailer here.