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Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Drama | 4 May 2017 (France)
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An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.



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Cast overview:
Narrator (voice)
Jamal Cavil ...
Early Human
Early Human
Yagazie Emezi ...
Early Human
Daryl James Harris II ...
Early Human
Sebastian Jackson ...
Early Human
Abraham Kosgei ...
Early Human
Runa Lucienne ...
Early Human
Early Human (as Theophilus Bongani Ndyalvane)
Jejuan Plair ...
Early Human
Gabi Rojas ...
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Shaun Ross ...
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Mechelle Tunstall ...
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Sanetra Stewart ...
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Blane E. Warrior II ...
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An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.

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From so simple a beginning. See more »


Documentary | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for a sequence of nudity, and some disturbing images | See all certifications »



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4 May 2017 (France)  »

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Voyage of Time  »

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1.85 : 1
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According to Dan Glass, visual effects supervisor for the film, Terrence Malick was saying that he wanted the feeling that every shot in the film was drawn by a different artist's hand. See more »


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Narrator: Mother.
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Version of Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016) See more »


Evening Prayers
Composed by Giya Kancheli
Performed by The Hilliard Ensemble, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell Davies
Published by Musikverlag Hans Sikorski
Courtesy of ECM Records GmbH
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I was hoping for more from an IMAX film, especially one passing itself off as a documentary
18 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Like so many other reviewers have mentioned, this movie was an annoying waste of time I couldn't even finish as it was inducing narcolepsy.

*Nothing new stated, so no learning potential *Some simulated graphics segments were beautiful, some look phoned in *Above mentioned work juxtaposed with cheap attempts to "imagine" early man, earth, etc. *Pointless segments with poor Cate desperately trying to whisper metaphorical crap in hopes I guess of stimulating existential thought(this worked only long enough to wonder why this film exists) *Above segments admittedly written by Malick, which serve as notice to Hollywood to never allow him to write anything like this for screen again.

I don't want to take away from some of the obviously hard work done by others on this film, but overall, I get the feeling good talent was wasted on this sophomoric attempt at a documentary.

Honestly, you'd get more out of re-watching anything like The Universe, HTUW, or anything Brian Cox has done.

Terrance, if you're reading this...science doesn't need metaphors...it's not throwaway drama, it's reality, act like it when you do a project like this.

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