Sorry father, for you there is only death, but our destiny is life.
With an extremely dense plot, writer-director Darren Aronofsky brings his notable mind-bending, visionary storytelling to screen. The film consists of 3 plotlines stretching over a thousand years, but they are, if not narratively, thematically connected.
In all three periods we find Tommy (Hugh Jackman) and Izzi (Rachel Weisz), and in all we see portrayals of obsession, desire, loss/death and grief. Mind you, there may be more themes…
Jackman is great.
I have a feeling I'll like it even more on a rewatch.
Admittedly, my vision was impaired from bawling like a child through most of it, but judging by what little I saw it seemed like a pretty good little movie.
Film #8 of the "Super Summer Scavenger Hunt"
Task 6. Watch a movie you would never watch if it wasn’t for this list.
I don't like picking sides, so if it wasn't for this list, I would never watch this movie...
Among my friends there are two sides: pro-Fountain and no-Fountain. The movie has a Messi vs. Ronaldo or Playstation vs. XBOX effect on us. I can tell you I'm on team no-Fountain.
The movie tries way too…
I enjoyed this movie. I really really did. Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz both do fantastic work, and Darren Aronofsky continues his impressive career, giving us another hit that shows he isn't the ordinary filmmaker everyone would expect. But I don't know how to interpret this movie. I liked it, but I don't know why. I hope that, in a few years, I will rewatch this movie and be able to understand more of it. But as for now, it is just another metaphysical movie working on a level I don't get. But I like it. I promise.
Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz combine in Aronofsky’s tale of mortality that is full of new-age spiritualism, and spans multiple generations.
The film is full of nicely composed shots and has a deep melancholy to it even if the narrative is strangely simplistic. All the stories seem to end with an inevitable failure, even when a successful outcome looked possible.
|King Costanza|: The sap from a tree beats out Cliff Curtis.
Leaving this one at the five-star rating I gave it when I watched it back in 2006. Hope it transcends - The Fountain is one of those breathtakingly beautiful yet exquisitely painful films that I can usually only stand to see once.
Film #4 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task #1 : A Film Featuring Reincarnation
“Death is a disease. It's like any other. And there's a cure.”
About four years ago a girl from my school died. She was very young and suffered from disease throughout most of her life. No one would be surprised whenever she missed one or two weeks of school. There was always a surgery or some treatment and we were all very…
By far my favorite Darren Aronofsky film, in large part because it's full of Aronofsky's great visual creativity, but the central message isn't, "no matter what you do, everything ends in horrible, nightmarish tragedy. The Fountain is hugely ambitious and probes humanity's relationship to life and death and how our species is obsessed with transcending mortality.
Visually speaking, this movie is a wonder. As it spans past, present, and future, each time looks unique. In each time period, the main…
Feels like the most expensive student film ever made.