We have been geeked on The Fountain ever since the release of the teaser trailer back in November. The film takes us on a journey of mortality by following a character who attempts to find a way to stop death. Fortunately for him (Hugh Jackman), the character gets multiple cracks at the opportunity thanks to reincarnation.
Since the film does sound like one of the few uber-unique movies of 2006, we have been anxious to hear any word on its current developments. Though it looks like Warner Bros has purposely been keeping the film in the dark, an early screening claims that The Fountain is a fantastic ride.
The Fountain Review
The good people over at AICN have received not one but two screening reports for The Fountain. Both reports are as positive as they can get and one writer acts like he wants to spoon director Darren Aronofsky.
AICNers, attention! This is Mega-Swarm, (read my previous early reviews of "Pick of Destiny" and "A Scanner Darkly" archived on this site), with a review of "The Fountain"! They first time test screened it here in LA at the Grove, and I was there to witness it! Let me start by saying I think Darren Aronofsky has made a truly moving film about dealing with mortality. This film grapples with the concepts of existence, being alive, religion, and accepting the death of loved ones around you as well as your own eventuality. Its all told in amazingly filmed psychedelic scenarios, phenomenal music, with unbelievably great performances by Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. "The Fountain" is quite simply an amazing cinematic journey.
The Fountain is an odyssey about one man's thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th century Spain, where conquistador Tomas Creo (Hugh Jackman) commences his search for the Tree of Life, the legendary entity believed to grant eternal life to those who drink of its sap. As modern-day scientist Tommy Creo, he desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife Isabel (Rachel Weisz). Traveling through deep space as a 26th century astronaut, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries of life that have consumed him for more than a century.
The reviews on The Fountain go into heavy details so pay attention to the spoiler warnings. Head on over to AICN to check them out.