Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Done In 60 Seconds Competition 2015
Guide To Marvel's Infinity War
The Making Of The West Wing
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
James Cameron Talks Avatar Sequels
‘They’re gonna to be bitchin’’
Andy Serkis Talks The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
As Empire heads into The Imaginarium...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 July 2013
Terrence Malick Faces Lawsuit For Unmade Film
The auteur is fighting allegations
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Tree Of Life (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Tree Of Life Clip Online
Still no dinosaurs

18 May 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

submit to reddit

Well, the Cannes elite can breath a heavy sigh of relief. The Tree Of Life has now officially been seen, chewed over and digested by the festival denizens. The consensus? A little from column A, and a little from column B: some found it breathtaking; some breathtakingly dull.

We think you should make up your own mind. If you're not one of the lucky Cannes few, and are anticipating it as much as we are - regardless of any naysaying - here's a new clip to enjoy. As is Terrence Malick's way, there's little concrete to grasp hold of. Emmanuel Lubezki's gorgeous camerawork and lighting, a sensory sheen, Alexandre Desplat's rousing score and Brad Pitt listening to the beating heart of his unborn child and, well, not much else.

But then it's mood not plot that interests Malick. The storyline, such as it is, involves Brad Pitt, his wife (Jessica Chastain) and their young son, who grows up to be Sean Penn, lucky chap. It's a treatise on life, the universe and everything. And yes, 'everything' must by definition include dinosaurs. Click here for a trailer refresher.

After a gestation of several moons, The Tree Of Life (and accompanying raptors) will finally be arriving/drifting philosophically into a cinema near you very soon. Okay, quite soon. We think.
 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Cannes Videblogisodes Online
Van Sant, Yen, Wasikowska, Howard & more
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: New Tree Of Life Clip Online
PLEASE let there be a screening in Leicester. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 18:28 on 19 May 2011 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 48% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Jurassic World Trailer Tour
We guide you, Richard Kiley-style, through the secrets of the new park

Empire's Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Five armies. Five covers. The eagles, dwarves, elves, men and orcs prepare for battle in our Peter Jackon guest-edited issue

Empire’s Peter Jackson Issue Subscribers' Cover Arrives
Five Armies, three elves, two heavenly creatures and one giant ape

Empire's Farewell To Middle-Earth Issue:
Guest -Edited By Peter Jackson

The countdown to Empire's stunning new issue begins here...

Josh Hutcherson On The Hunger Games Phenomenon
'I've done my fair share of young adult material now'

What Is A Squidward? A Beginner's Guide To SpongeBob SquarePants
If you aren’t already a massive fan, prepare to become one

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Robert De Niro
The heavyweight champion of character immersion, explosive rage and jawdropping subtleties

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)