Movie review: The New World


I don’t exactly know how the math works. If you take the slow pace of, let’s say, Meet Joe Black [DVD] and couple it with the pacing of 99% of Martin Scorcese movies and throw in a measure of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [Blu-ray | DVD] and the resulting movie would probably still be faster than this movie. It’s really slow. Slow for slow’s sake it seems.

I hadn’t heard very many good things about this movie, and that really played out, but what I DID hear was that it was a beautiful movie. And I can forgive a lot of things about a movie if it is visually arresting. I just love looking at pretty pictures. And this movie had some nice shots, but it just wasn’t as gorgeous as it could’ve been, as I thought it would be.

I didn’t think much of the performances by any of the actors. I suppose it was passable. It was a lot of looking mostly sad to a voiceover or overtly slow camera movements.

While I adhere to a 5 star rating system based on Netflix’s system for my queue, from here on out, on the blog, binary. A yes or no. So this movie, no.

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