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Experience and Power make up the themes in these new spots for The Master

Sep. 21, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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THE MASTER hit theaters everywhere today and the consensus of the 87% positive reviews on RottenTomatoes.com is that the movie is smart, powerfully acted, beautifully filmed, and solidly engrossing, The Master extends writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's winning streak of challenging films for serious audiences.

Thematically, THE MASTER and THERE WILL BE BLOOD share a lot in common and those themes are never more apparent than in these two new TV spots. The ideas of "experience" and "power" pervade both films and the protagonists succumb to the pressure of seeking both. Paul Thomas Anderson may need to make one more film to round out this trilogy and who knows where he will go next.

If you get a chance to see THE MASTER, or if you have seen it already, share your thoughts on the film here. Is it truly deserving of the praise it is receiving? Does it seem like a shoe-in for an Oscar? Or did you absolutely hate it? Let us know in the comments below!

Extra Tidbit: When asked about showing THE MASTER to Tom Cruise, PT Anderson has said: “Yes, I have shown him the film, and yes, we are still friends. The rest is between me and Tom.”
Source: Fandango

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4:49PM on 09/24/2012

Awesome movie.

Really enjoyed it.
Really enjoyed it.
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10:19AM on 09/23/2012

Enthralling performance by Joaquin.

For me this a film I need to watch one maybe two more times to really know I feel about the movie. I was so captivated by Freddy so that's where my focus was while watching the movie. It's definitely an interesting movie, but it's a little difficult to not compare (even though they're quite different) it to "There will be blood" which IMO is a far better crafted movie. So on that front, it's a bit disappointing as I was (perhaps unfairly) expecting or hoping to see a movie of that calibre.
For me this a film I need to watch one maybe two more times to really know I feel about the movie. I was so captivated by Freddy so that's where my focus was while watching the movie. It's definitely an interesting movie, but it's a little difficult to not compare (even though they're quite different) it to "There will be blood" which IMO is a far better crafted movie. So on that front, it's a bit disappointing as I was (perhaps unfairly) expecting or hoping to see a movie of that calibre. Having said that I think this is a special movie with unbelievable performances with a story that's told in a fairly unconventional manner. Does it reach the same heights are his former movie? I don't think so, but it's a movie I still think about days after seeing it and I look forward to watching it again.
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