#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Neil (Ben Affleck) is an American traveling in Europe who meets and falls in love with Marina (Olga Kurylenko), a Ukrainian divorcée who is raising her 10-year-old daughter Tatiana in Paris. The lovers travel to Mont St. Michel, the island abbey off the coast of Normandy, basking in the wonder of their newfound romance. Neil makes a commitment to Marina, inviting her to relocate to his native Oklahoma with Tatiana. He takes a job as an environmental inspector and Marina settles into her new life in America with passion and vigor. After a holding pattern, their relationship cools. Marina finds solace in the company of another exile, the Catholic priest Father Quintana (Javier Bardem), who is undergoing a crisis of faith. Work pressures and increasing doubt pull Neil further apart from Marina, who returns to France with Tatiana when her visa expires. Neil reconnects with Jane (Rachel McAdams), an old flame. They fall in love until Neil learns that Marina has fallen on hard times. Gripped by a sense of responsibility – and his own crisis of faith – he rekindles with Marina after another trip to France. She returns with him to Oklahoma, resuming her American life. But the old sorrows eventually return.
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Malick is one of my favorite directors ever. He’s made three masterpieces, one excellent film, and one merely solid one. The Tree of Life is his finest achievement, one of my five favorite films ever. Now here comes To The Wonder and it’s like Tree of Life’s very similar, but much more emotionally-undeveloped younger cousin that wants to be as mature and as serious as it’s older relative. That’s the problem, but it’s also part of its appeal. I did not have high expectations for this, but I also didn’t really think it would hit greatness. I was sort of right. By this point it’s safe to say that you’re either fond of Malick’s general style or not. Obviously I am and so there’s nothing here that’s challenging for me as a viewer because I know what to expect. But even with his former weakest, The New World, there was still something unique to each of his five films. This is To The Wonder’s biggest problem. The cinematography is beautiful and would blow your mind away if this was your first Malick film, but as it is, it’s kinda predictable. The story at the core is also never fully brought to life in the way the story in his last one was, although Kurylenko and McAdams both bring some truly ethereal presence.
It sounds like I didn’t even like it. I did, but I also think it started off pretty great and kinda lost itself and got weaker as it went on. And while there’s still a lot to admire, I’m not surprised by the criticisms and it’s finally the film where the term “Malick cliché” can be applied to.
I have always wondered about people who give one star reviews. Is it for the extra attention? Is it a joke? Can a movie really deserve one star?
Well finally I have seen a movie which simply does not permit me to give it any more than one star. A movie that has prompted me to create an IMDb account and write this review so that other cinema goers do not have to share the mind numbing agony of my experience.
My woes stem from the fact that “To the Wonder” seems to be an experiment into expressing nothing but the emotions of love and loss. Initially this seems a noble cause, but it comes at the expense of plot, dialogue and even character development. So if you sit through the first 30 minutes thinking “I wonder if anything is going to happen?”, sadly the answer is “no”.
There seems to be the assumption that an audience can share in the on screen emotion without ever being given access to the motivations and events which led to them. It is like watching The English Patient and trying to understand Ralph Fiennes’ emotional turmoil without being shown the flashbacks of his life before hospital. So without any narrative or dialogue, the poor actors are left trying to convey their emotions by looking gloomy (as Ben Affleck does for the entire movie) or by performing pirouettes and looking wistfully into glinting autumn sunshine (for Olga Kurylenko).
If you are a huge fan of the back of Ben Affleck’s head, you’ll love this movie. For me the only enjoyment was in the irony that a film about emotion should be so emotionally uninvolving. That and the joy of seeing the end credits finally roll, upon which I punched the air and shouted “Yes!” This is something I have never felt the need to do before in a cinema, and it certainly surprised my wife (who looked mortified). I didn’t care. This film marked a new found level of tedium, so extreme that it should probably be reserved for Guantanamo Bay. One star tedium? You bet.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Terrence Malick
Writer Terrence Malick
Actors Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem
Awards 5 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company FilmNation, Brothers K Prods.
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Panavision Panaflex System 65 Studio, Panavision System 65 Lenses, Red One MX, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Superheadz Digital Harinezumi (some shots at the beginning)
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital motion picture laboratory), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218, Vision3 500T 5219), 65 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218, Vision3 500T 5219), Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Panavision Super 70 (source format) (some scenes), Redcode RAW (4.5K) (source format) (one scene), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema