Terrible Waste of Time
My wife and I love movies. It is not unusual for us to see two per week
in the theater. In this year of so many disappointing movies, we were
anxiously awaiting The New World, which appeared to have much promise
from its previews. Unfortunately, The New World proved not only
disappointing, but downright terrible!
Someone needs to tell director Terrence Malick that beautiful
photography alone does not make a movie! People were actually walking
out half-way through this empty, insubstantial picture, which was more
of a boring slide-show than a feature film! There was so little script
that viewers had no way of knowing who any of the characters were, and
there were only haphazard indications of the passage of time.
Tragically, this effort fails completely as a historical piece, and you
will learn more about the story by reading the film's synopsis than by
seeing the over-wrought film itself.
Worse, to call this disjointed slide-show a "movie" borders on false
advertising, and New Line Cinema has done a dreadful dis-service to
movie-lovers by releasing this tripe. I would not be surprised if some
slick lawyer decides to file a class-action lawsuit on the part of the
This slide-show of a film was tedious, vague, ill-conceived,
ill-executed, horribly directed and just boring! I will never again
waste money on any film that Terrence Malick directs! Never!
Die-hard movie fans to the end, my wife and I stuck it out to the very
last frame, and we regretted doing so. As we left the theater, all we
heard from the other exiting audience members were criticism after
criticism. And many were not as kind as this review!
Rarely has a gathering of such talented actors, production designers
and photographers been so ill-served by a flimsy script, terrible
directing and inane editing. Not to mention a music score that was so
inappropriate at times that it elicited laughs from the audience during
The only consolation is that word-of-mouth will surely get this picture
out of theaters very quickly..
tadeusz23 watch The Octagon movie
The New World good movie.
ebateva watch An Ideal Husband movie
for the guys how groun on A TEAM- a great action movie.
sonikhan watch The Distinguished Gentleman movie
im very found of old times movies.search most of the time for it.
sport watch Rapid Fire movie
No doubts! This is a wonderful movie, for all reasons..
marioconcept watch Witchcraft 13: Blood Of The Chosen movie
The new world is excellant.
Awsome the romance and the history .
Whoa, awesome movie. Haven't seen on the cinema but hey :P.
Like Watching War Paint Dry
Let me first say that I am a big fan of historical epics. As a matter
of fact I joyfully sat through all 6+ hours of Bertolucci's "1900" in
one sitting at a revival house; in short, I am not some dolt who
wandered in because "Underworld 2" was sold out.
That said and trying to avoid hyperbole, this is among the most
pretentious, self-flaggelating, ponderous pieces of bullshit ever
forced upon an unsuspecting public. I was so bored I actually felt
Mr. Malick does not know the first thing about dramatic writing-that is
why 60% of the words heard in the film are voiceovers by John Smith,
Pocohontas and The Tobacco Farmer That Looks Like a Movie Star-who even
though they are respectively a military man, a Native American princess
and a One Dimensional Plot Device all narrate with essentially the same
voice. This gets old rather quickly. If all three of these characters
have the ability to narrate, then from whose perspective is the story
unfolding? The answer to that question is the obsessive camera that
luxuriates on floral shots that look like they are outtakes from Walt
Disney's True Life Adventure Series, while the real action is relegated
It is surely a case of The Emperor Has No Clothes here, people are
afraid to call the movie painfully dull due to the pretensions of
artsy-fartsy that are present; worried they will be accused of "not
getting it." This is the reason that the reviews amongst professional
critics are evenly split 50/50 between raves and pans, very few are
middle ground. This alone should warn the moviegoer that one should
tread forward with great caution if planning to see this snoozefest.
One last thought: He cut seventeen minutes from this? If it had gone on
for seventeen minutes longer I would have woven Ju-Ju Bees into a rope
and hung myself..