|Four Awesome Things About The Tree of Life Poster|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Tuesday, 29 March 2011 09:16|
In a wonderful "screw you, Cannes" moment, the world discovered last night that Terrence Malick's Tree of Life would be getting released in the UK on Friday 4th May. Yes, that's May this year (not 2012) BEFORE Cannes happens. Which was brilliant news.
1. IT HAS DINOSAURS
Dinosaurs are awesome. Fact. Which either sets Tree of Life up as an existential sequel to Jurassic Park, or as something approaching The Kids Are All Right / You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger / Never Let Me Go but with added dinosaurs. And we can all agree that those near-identical posters could have done with a sprinkling of dinosaur goodness.
2. IT HAS SEAN PENN
Not to be confused with a dinosaur, Sean Penn is obviously the best thing about the whole thing. Just ask Sean Penn - he'll confirm that.
3. IT HAS TREES
Oh yes, Tree of Life has trees. It has trees all over it. Its life is fricking made of trees. In fact, it's probably the best movie about trees since The Happening. It might even be better than The Happening. Imagine that.
4. IT HAS PRETTY PICTURES
Well, duh. That's like saying a Michael Bay film has explosions. But with astronomical and microbial imagery promised by Mr Visual Effects Supervisor, Dan Glass, these will be awesome pretty pictures the likes of which have never been seen before. Apart from in all those other Terrence Malick films where there were loads of pretty pictures. Quel surprise.
5. HA HA, CANNES (OR NOT)
For those wondering, read on to see what the full poster looks like: