Unfortunately reminiscent of many other, better movies, Oblivion is a comic-book -- excuse me, graphic novel -- adaptation that has one thing in its favor: It's not in 3D. Otherwise, this Tom Cruise vehicle is large, lavish and flat as a fallen soufflé.
"Where other movies have fans, Malick's produce disciples." I am in the beyond a fan camp; his films have affected me in ways that other films never really have, in awe, in sorrow and in longing. I am in Malick's pulpit until the end.
If Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life was too much the dialogue-driven, story-heavy film for your liking, you'll probably be more in the mood for his latest, To the Wonder, which features Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko in its cast.
Granted, maybe Affleck and especially Kurylenko go overboard with the frolicking and gamboling in Malick's idiosyncratic take on lovers. But you don't need religion to savor this hymn about profane and sacred love -- and about light, maybe the film's central subject.