The New World was good. The first hour was incredibly beautiful in a slow, natural, wordless way, but unfortunately the movie never really returns to that. Instead, that's followed by an extended visual treatise on how man am become death, the destroyer of The New World, before spending the final third following a far less interesting romance. This is definitely the worst role I've ever seen Christian Bale play. The very authentic production and set design were great, as was the score and Chivo's cinematography. I suspect I would have preferred the much shorter regular version rather than the extended cut I watched.
Another beautiful movie by Malick
Mallick is a brilliant filmmaker. It is a shame that more people don't have the patience to see his amazing vision and cinematic experience.