I love seeing movies in IMAX theaters (real IMAX, none of that LieMAX nonsense), but I find there aren't very many movies a year that are truly worth seeing on a screen that big. I'll always try to see Christopher Nolan films on IMAX screens because he often shoots with IMAX cameras, and occasionally I'll see a big superhero blockbuster like BvS or Civil War in that format just to bask in the hugeness of it all. But movies that DEMAND to be seen on IMAX screens are few and far between.
Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time just jumped to the top of the list. The film — his first documentary, which takes us on a trip through the past, present, and future of the universe's history — has the feel of those early IMAX documentaries, and even in the trailer, you can tell the footage they captured here is absolutely stunning. Brad Pitt narrates this 40-minute version of the movie, which will only be available in IMAX theaters on October 7, and Cate Blanchett narrates a longer, 90-minute version that's actually called Voyage of Time: Life's Journey.
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close-and personal journey that spans the eons from the Big Bang to the dinosaur age to our present human world … and beyond. A labor of love from one of American cinema’s most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time has been nearly four decades in the making and represents the filmmaker’s first foray into documentary storytelling. The film’s panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed — from the birth of the stars and galaxies to the explosion of diverse life-forms on planet earth, including humankind — in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver. This is a cosmic experience — a hymn to the glories of nature, life and scientific discovery — in which all the elements come together to form Malick’s most original film to date.
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, a 40-minute, giant-screen adventure narrated by Brad Pitt, which immerses audiences directly into the story of the universe and life itself, will be shown exclusively in IMAX® theatres.