Say what you want about Terrence Malick, I always find the number of articles and the sheer amount of copy devoted to his seldom-released movies quite insufferable. They always provoke these art vs. entertainment debates. It’s a silly debate, and ultimately, I’m going to watch whatever I think is going to move me the most because I’M AN ADULT, and if I don’t want to floss, you can go f**k yourself. Malick is kind of like flossing for me: Yeah, it may be good for my brain, but you know: I’d rather let it rot a little because, as gorgeous as the cinematography is, and as profound as the underlying themes might be, in the end, I’m going to eat the goddamn candy, OK? LEAVE ME ALONE AND STOP TRYING TO TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD LIKE OR NOT LIKE.
Just give me the f**king Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, and I will gnaw on it until my brain falls out of my head.
Oh yeah: Here’s the trailer for Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, starring Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, AND A CORNFIELD. Some of you will love it, some of you will hate it, and most of you will probably never see it, but you’ll ALL have an opinion about it.