I might be going out on a limb here, but “The Fountain” wasn’t that bad. In fact, it was surprisingly watchable. The whole “sci-fi” angle -- if you can call it that -- probably scared off a bunch of folks and confused others, but at the core, it’s a simple story about a husband coming to terms with the impending death of his terminal wife. I don’t get the hate that it caught from some critics. Is it the most straightforward story ever told? Hardly. Might it be a little too artsy for its own good? Definitely. We often bash films for being too cookie-cutter and safe, but the minute someone ventures off the beaten path... WHAMMO!