Okay, so I knew this movie was going to be kind of weird, but I probably should have read the description a little bit closer. Apparently, it’s a tone poem chronicling man and his conflict with his natural surroundings.
I kinda just talked about it just now. There isn’t much past that. Acting: 0/0
I would feel bad judging a film like this for dialogue. There is only one spoken word, the film’s title, and it only comes up at the beginning and end of the movie.
I couldn’t help thinking while I was watching, “If you could chop up and disassemble this movie, you would end up with some of the most beautiful stock footage ever put to film.”
With Philip Glass composing the soundtrack, very little can go wrong. This is especially true when the sync between the sound and film is perfect.
A really slow start is fitting in the overall concept, but difficult to get through.
VERDICT: 7.5/8 (adjusted 9.4/10)
I personally can’t wait to see the rest of the trilogy. A must for anybody studying photography, either at a film or still photography level.