One word for this movie:
I guess I should have counted on a "YIKES" factor, though. This is the guy who brought us "Punch Drunk Love," "Blow," and "Magnolia," none of which I liked. There's also the factor that the art Anderson is basing this movie on is none other than Upton Sinclair, and I thought "The Jungle" was enough to nauseate a world. (Is it just me, or were Upton Sinclair and George Orwell soul brothers or something...)
Still, despite all the oil deaths, derrick deaths, bowling pin deaths (that's not a typo), firearm deaths, old age deaths, and oil strike deafs (that's not a typo either), "There Will Be Blood" is a work of art, an absolutely excellent movie.
And that's the first and the last time I'll see it.