Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Fountain



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!

3 comments:

Rashad Ferguson said...

I enjoyed the Fountain it was good a movie. Most of the people critics included that slammed it probably did not understand it... and that seems to be the case with every movie nowadays holds a scene for more than five seconds before cutting to the next.

Give this movie some time and it will catch with a few people via DVD...

screamwriter said...
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screamwriter said...

Anything is possible. Hopefully, they'll release another version of the DVD that includes Aronofsky's commentary track.

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