Movies From the Hat III – Days of Heaven (1978)

This is my 1,978th movie review

Thanks to Darren for recommending this film to me!

days of heaven“Nobody’s perfect. There was never a perfect person around. You just have half-angel and half-devil in you. ” – Linda

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Feb 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A pair of lovers and his sister travel to Texas looking for work and develop a scheme to get rich quick.

My Take on it – I have always tried to shy away from movies by Terrance Malick because the first two that I saw (A Thin Red Line (1998) and The Tree of Life (2011) ) were both visually stunning, but utterly boring because the narrative was weak.

For the first Movies From the Hat, I watched and reviewed Badlands (1973) which I really liked, so I was hopeful that this movie would be more like that than the other two movies I had seen of his.

Unfortunately, I found this one to be extremely boring because the story moved along way too slow and not much actually happens.

Conversely, the visuals of this movie are spectacular, but without a competent story, I can’t eve give it points for that.

I did find it nice to see very young Sam Shepard and Richard Gere here, but neither of them could help this weak storyline.

Bottom Line -Visually stunning (as Malick always is), but too slow moving and boring.  Nice to see Gere and Shepard here, but I’m glad this was short.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Terrence Malick spent two whole years editing this film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy


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