Darren and Rob’s Movie Challenge Week #15 – Rob’s Challenge – The Fountain (2006)


Darren and Rob'sBeing that Darren and I both love watching lots and lots of movies, we decided to start a new weekly series where we challenge each other to watch a new movie that we enjoyed and feel the other one might also.

The rules are simple; it has to be a movie we have NEVER seen, (not just not reviewed)

Every Tuesday, we will both post both reviews on our sites.

Let’s hope we both can add lots of new favorites to our personal lists

For my review this week, here are my thoughts on…..

fountain “Death is a disease, it’s like any other. And there’s a cure. A cure – and I will find it. ” – Tom Creo

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9  Sep 2015)

Brief Synopsis – Three interweaving stories in different tine periods question what happens after death and if there is an afterlife.

My Take on it – I have never been a big fan of Darren Aronofsky’s movies because I’m not a fan of the way he tries to tell his stories from a very existential viewpoint.

His ideas are interesting and are very philosophically driven, but I never enjoy the way he chooses to film them. The images are very esoteric and require one to delve deep into the movie in order to try and grasp everything he presents us with.

If he would only make more movies like The Wrestler (2008), I’d be a much bigger fan of his work.

Bottom Line – Never been a fan if most of Aronofsky’s work because they are too existential and don’t have a real coherent storyline. Interesting philosophical questions are discussed but I didn’t enjoy the way it was all presented and was quite turned off by it.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Warner Bros. refused to do a director’s commentary for the DVD release, so Darren Aronofsky recorded one in his living room and released it on his website. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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