TIFF 2016 Movie Review: VOYAGE OF TIME: LIFE’S JOURNEY (Germany 2016)

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2016. Go to TIFF 2016 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

voyage_of_time_lifes_journey_poster VOYAGE OF TIME: LIFE’S JOURNEY (Germany 2016) **
Directed by Terence Malick

Starring: Cate Blanchett

Review by Gilbert Seah

From the director of THE TREE OF LIFE, this film has Malick at his most personal, which might not be a film for everyone.

Many segments will only make sense to Malick. The film is reported to be a years-in-the-making ode to the wonder of creation. The wildly ambitious Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, according to Malick, leads the audience on a temporal trip through the history of the universe.

The film begins with light and darkness and explosions interpreted to be the birth of stars and the evolution of life on Earth. The film is then set in the inky depths of the oceans, where incandescent creatures float in the darkness.

The poetic narration written by Malick is voiced by Cate Blanchett. But not all the segments are original.

Some like the funnel of thousands of small fish devoured by other bigger fish and diving birds have been shown on Disnyeworld films. Also warning: the soundtrack is crisp clear. Anyone eating popcorn can be heard. I had to tell the person behind me to stop eating!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVyWObJY9FQ

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