I figured I would spend time talking about our 4 i’s filmsPi
I get the feeling that The Fountain isn’t really independent, as it seems backed by Warner Brothers. I suppose that any film that has our old Wolvie friend Hugh Jackman and our old Mummy friend Rachel Weisz just has to be good, right. My answer to that is…maybe.
At this point in my life, I never rent any movies unless I can get some deal on Redbox. This means that I can only rent some recent videos, and whatever I can find at my local library or on Netflix. Since I wasn’t able to find The Fountain online for free or anywhere else, I am going to have to go from memory from when I saw this film back in 2006.
So, here’s what I remember. This film is actually three films. One of them takes place in 1500, as a queen commissions a knight to find the Tree of Life. Not related to the film I reviewed a few weeks ago
So, what is this film about? I have no blinking idea. I suppose that the true test of a good film is whether you remember it over 5 years later, and there isn’t much I remember about this. I don’t think that my vague memory of this film proves that it was forgettable. The takeaway that I remember getting from this film is how death is as fleeting as life. Yeah, that is kind of vague, but I think this is the film’s point. That, or maybe it shows how we the living see the dying. Man, I’m getting really vague with this review.
Tell you what. If you can find it, go see it. I suppose that I could say that for any movie that I talk about here, but since I can’t say that this film absolutely sucks, this is enough to tell you to give it a try. Now if you will excuse me, I’ve got to figure out next month’s theme, or if I just don’t want to do themes anymore.