• Ellis

    ★★½ Added by Ellis

    here's another one i ...just didnt get

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  • Matthew Picus

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matthew Picus 19 Jul, 2014

    We're always talking about death. It's just human nature to do so. Darren Aronofsky gives us another take on death, loss, love, and so much more. The film stretches across time and takes us to many different places and shows us different people and how they deal with loss. I am reminded of the film "Cloud Atlas" which has a drastically different story, yet a similar tone to it. Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz's characters seem like two souls that…

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  • Jens

    ★★ Watched by Jens 22 Jul, 2014

    Do you do bikram yoga and a have made-in-China Buddha, because you are spiritual and spiritual people have to have Buddha on their mantlepiece?
    Do you like burning joss sticks?
    Then this is your movie.
    To all others it's one long lament that we all have bite the dust sooner or later to make room for new people.
    Yep, we are all going to die.
    And while this film does have some impressive visuals and good acting, it's basically 90 minutes of Hugh Jackman bemoaning the fact that life ends.
    Get over it man, happens to everybody.

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  • moviedave

    ★★½ Watched by moviedave 18 Jul, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • CinemaClown

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by CinemaClown 17 Jul, 2014 6

    It's about life. It's about death. It's about love. It's about loss. It's about desire. It's about obsession. It's about mortality. It's about eternity. It's about spirituality. It's about duality. It's philosophical. It's symbolic. It's artistic. It's pretentious. It's unique. It's flawed. No matter what your opinion about this cinema is, there is no denying that The Fountain is an absolutely dazzling experience.

    On a superficial level, this sci-fi saga is a quest of one man's thousand years struggle to…

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  • Colonel_Dax

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Colonel_Dax 15 Jul, 2014

    There is no arguing that this film is deeply, deeply flawed, yet at the same time it's also kind of a masterpiece. The Fountain represents Aronofsky at his most audacious, and the film represents and as of yet unmatched in his career synthesis, with deeply felt character and gorgeous visuals straight from Aronofsky's head working not just side by side, but in service of each other.

    Alternating between subtlety and bombast, life and death, the film soon settles into a…

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  • Nitish

    ★★★★½ Watched by Nitish 13 Jul, 2014

    "Death is the road to awe."

    On my path to becoming a Darren Aronofsky completist, I had to check out "The Fountain." At the time of its release, it was both a commercial and critical failure. It lost money and also couldn't find its appreciation from critics. It was panned for being a sloppy mess and incoherent. I completely disagree.

    This movie stars Hugh Jackman as a scientist trying to find the cure to what he considers a disease: Death.…

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  • alphonse

    ★★★★ Rewatched by alphonse 08 Jul, 2014 4

    The Fountain is an odyssey about a man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. The epic journey begins in the sixteenth-century Spain, where conquistador Thomas (Hugh Jackman) begins the search for the Fountain of Youth, the legendary entity believed to grant eternal life. As a scientist of our time, Tommy Creo desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer/tumor that is killing his beloved wife, Isabel. Traveling through deep space as a futuristic astronaut from the twenty-sixth…

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  • Autumn Faust

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Autumn Faust 06 Jul, 2014

    Framed by an amber pallet of frozen decay and idealized, too-neat symmetrical compositions of intraframe conflict, The Fountain embodies its most salient theme, death's, relation to the medium that surrounds it. The artificiality of the film is palpable, but never in a way to stunt the film's emotive qualities. Rather, narrative as a mode of preservation is deconstructed via replicating a single narrative's themes across a triad of genres, like life-essence spread across species of varying sentience. Similarly, narrative as…

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  • Lynchead

    ★★ Watched by Lynchead 07 Jul, 2014

    Darren Aronofsky fucked up. The main problem with this film is that Aronofsky tried to sell out and it backfired horribly. The entire plot of the film becomes much harder to take seriously win you realize it's about one man trying to save his wife. This is pretty much a sci-fi version of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Here's what Aronofsky should have done. Get rid of the "modern day" setting all together. He should've made a film about the Spanish…

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  • madquark

    ★★★ Watched by madquark 14 Jun, 2014

    Extraña, barroca, onírica... Es difícil describir lo que provoca su visionado. Desde luego, no deja indiferente.

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  • Adam

    ★★★½ Added by Adam

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