Friday, February 27, 2009

Darren Aronofsky 's "The Fountain"

This morning I started by peaking at this movie while doing some chores around the living room and ended up immersed in a couch and fully absorbed by the depth of this movie. Darren Aronofsky, the director of "Pi" (1998) and my fav "Requiem for a Dream" (2000) makes a statement with this one as well. $35 million for a love poem to death as the Washington Post called it, but again, in my opinion quite worth it. Although Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchet (targeted for the the original cast) might disagree on this point. However, Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz have solid performances, so nothing is lost there.
A mystical (admittedly a bit cheesy, but decent) mash-up of modern life, conquistadors and abstract future glimpses come together like the colored squares of a Rubik's cube to provide a surrealistic view of the triumph of love over death.
Very I gave it an 8 out of 10.

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