The Fountain (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD)
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Here is the caveat: you need not be "educated" in film to understand this work . . . you need not be a Ph.D. holder to enjoy its majesty . . . you need not have any background in Early Colonialism to follow Aronofsky's thoughts . . . but you do need to be patient. You need to prepare yourself for a visual experience that rivals Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. You need to surrender yourself to Aronofsky's vision. His non-linear approach may initially confuse the viewer . . . his metaphors may initially frustrate . . . . his repetition may initially annoy . . . but try to understand these aspects as essential to the film's glory. Trust Aronofsky to guide you through the film . . . the more you resist his approach, the less you will be inclined to enjoy it.
Some label this film a "tear-jerker" . . . this is a terrible misnomer. Aronofsky's work did not steal one tear from my companion or me. This is not as much a work about two people, but is allegorical. So, if you are concerned that this film is a "romance," you can dismiss those fears entirely.
This film is similar to neither Requiem nor Pi . . . that is Aronofsky's genius. He is gifted with uncommon range. Moreover, this is not the Hugh Jackman with which many are acquainted . . . his acting is sensitive to detail and strikingly stark. Rachel Weisz enthusiasts may be equally surprised . . . but hopefully in positive manner.
Here is the bottom line: this is neither X-Men nor The Mummy, it is neither Pi nor Requiem . . .Read more ›
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.
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Awful. Just awful. This movie is an incoherent pipeline of sewage.Published 4 days ago by Moneyshot
It was a little hard to follow but had a great story line and meaningPublished 13 days ago by twyla weaver
What a fantastic movie. The best thought provoking story line I've seen in a long while.Published 19 days ago by eliteimage
Very good movie. Not for the slow minded or close minded. If you don't like movies that make you think, then this isn't for you.Published 1 month ago by Andrew
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