The movie is poetic in the way that people get upset at, slow and full of impenetrable visuals married with philosophical ramblings. But it's also poetic in the sense that it is like poetry, built on images and details and not really a story as much as a flow of feelings and a sense of place.
That would be me.
I really appreciate you including this description of the film in your review. I've never investigated the film for myself but I've always steered clear of it because... it just looked like one of those
kinds of movies. Other examples would include El Topo or 8 1/2 or Persona, none of which I've seen but which I imagine are the same way. However there always remains a very small part of me that is curious about films like this... I can't ever say for sure that I wouldn't like them, but I also can't bring myself to watch any more
of them. Watching a film you thought you'd like turn out to be garbage is bad enough, but watching a film you thought you'd hate live up to your expectations makes you question what the hell you're doing with your life.
It is like that other movie you're probably all tired of hearing me talk about
Nah, you're good. It probably only seems that way to you. I say if you're enthusiastic about a film go ahead and blab about it until you can't blab anymore.