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Malick hasn't had much interest in plot for years now, and of his last three movies, this one is the most obviously script-less, with scene after scene that feels like he brought his actors to a location and told them to do whatever they wanted.
It's just full of extremely hot people whispering and kissing each other's stomachs and walking on beaches and staring at each other while a voiceover says couplets better suited to aftershave adverts.
I'm sure Malick and his editors had a focused intent when sequencing the imagery, but nothing so specific registers on the big screen. What it amounts to is an empty exercise in free association that becomes unbearably dull as the film wears on.