the fountain

November 22, 2013

Sometimes movies that try for serious philosophical messages fall short in terms of entertainment, and maybe in terms of the message too.  At other times, they may be great.  How did you feel about this one?  What did you like or not like?  Did it seem compelling, or was it too preachy and confusing?



  1. Watching The Fountain was a trip. I think I need to watch it at least one more time to really wrap my head around some of the ideas in the film. All in all, I think it’s a good movie. It certainly has a lot going on and sometimes feels like too much, but it is very thought provoking. The strongest part about this movie is the visuals. The scenes with Hugh Jackman floating in space on the weird orb were especially breath-taking. The part of this film that I liked the least was Hugh Jackman. There wasn’t anything in particular that he did in this movie that stood out as bad, but I just don’t like him as an actor. He takes me out of movies.
    The Fountain did get a little confusing at points, but I enjoyed it overall. The ideas and metaphors in the film are very open to interpretation. I will probably watch it again at some point.

  2. I think this movies message was clear in that we need to come to terms in accepting death. it was a very entertaining movie in the fact that it covered different time periods so well and caught my imagination fully. the striking visuals were what stuck out to me the most. I like the movie very much and would definitely watch it again.

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed The Fountain. I thought that the movie is very complex and well written. It is definitely confusing the first time viewing the film but I believe that it got its message across. Death is one of the most challenging aspects of life. How loved ones cope with death is just as hard as the act of dying. Sometimes letting go can be too much for people. I thought that the movie was entertaining and had a deep message behind it. The story line was very original, I hadn’t seen anything like this before. And the visual aspects to the mise-en-scene were truly mesmerizing. I want to watch this film again, I had never heard of it before I watched it.

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