It’s the day indie film buffs have anticipated for decades: director Terrence Malick just dropped the trailer for Voyage of Time, his experimental documentary on the cosmos that's been 40 years (!!!) in the making.
The Brad Pitt-narrated trailer promises an awesome visual spectacle as well as Malick’s trademark existentialism.
“The past, the present, the future… experience the unfolding of time,” beckons Brad Pitt as sublime visuals of solar flares, black holes, and even human evolution collide.
Moviegoers will have two options: they can catch the 40-minute cut, Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, narrated by Pitt or the 90-minute cut, Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, narrated by Cate Blanchett. The Blanchett option will screen in the standard 35 mm.
The visuals alone should thrill even those outside the art-house cognoscenti. However, naysayers will invariably call the documentary “pretentious,” as they did Malick's 2011 cosmic Palme d'Or winner, The Tree of Life.
Malick has a tough act to follow with the recent Cosmos remake, which aired on FOX to critical acclaim.