75 of 88 people found the following review helpful
There's a good chance you'll hate this movie.,
This review is from: The Fountain (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD) (HD DVD)
If you're anything like 80% of the folks in the theater when I saw this film, you'll probably start rolling your eyes, exhaling loudly, and moaning about 1/3 in. With that said, I thought it was fantastic. The Fountain is flawed, for sure, in its pacing and its grandiosity, but what you get in return for patience is a very thoughtful and gorgeous experience. It's clear that Aronofsky really loved this project. Other reviewers hsve said that this isn't so much a movie, but a work of art, and while I'm a bit hesitant, I agree.
Don't expect Requiem for a Dream. Don't expect a "thrill ride". Just watch it when you have the time/headspace to devote to it, and you'll feel something, one way or the other.
*The soundtrack, by the way, is nearly as beautiful as the film itself. Definitely to be checked out.