Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Fountain (Review)
Citizen's Grade: Impressive.
This movie based on the Graphic Novel by the same name is weird. I had to watch this film 3 times to get a clear understanding of the story and the ending.....but I loved it more every time I watched.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Past, present, future. This movie is a journey through space & time to try and defeat Humanity's greatest fear and foe.....death.
From the Conquistadors in the Americas searching for the tree of life, to a doctor searching for the cure to brain tumors, to the birth of a new galaxy....this film shifts back and forth telling the story of a man's determination spanning from the jungles of America to eternity. This movie has one of the weirdest endings you will ever watch!
Starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, this little known or publicized movie showcases some of their best acting. You will have to watch this at least twice (unless your intelligence level is much higher than mine), and may even have to read the graphic novel for the full understanding....but it's worth it!