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Dark Sasha
05-21-2007, 04:24 PM
Pretty good. It was beautiful directed and shot.

Mylazycat
05-21-2007, 04:25 PM
I trust your judgement. I shall seek this out.

Akira
05-21-2007, 04:26 PM
I agree on both counts. Seriously, the climax of that movie was so visually beautiful I was honestly near tears. It's definitely an acquired taste though

Dark Sasha
05-21-2007, 04:26 PM
Don't trust Bendis. It wasn't at all bad.

bartleby
05-21-2007, 04:28 PM
Beautifully shot, sure. But it takes a lot more than that to make a movie good.

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-21-2007, 04:29 PM
Pretty good. It was beautiful directed and shot.

I took your advice on Mulholland Dr. but that movie still confused me. From what I read about this movie, I don't know how I feel about it. The plot sounds confusing to me. I get confused easily, is what I'm trying to say I guess.

Mylazycat
05-21-2007, 04:32 PM
I took your advice on Mulholland Dr. but that movie still confused me. From what I read about this movie, I don't know how I feel about it. The plot sounds confusing to me. I get confused easily, is what I'm trying to say I guess.

Where's the $100 I loaned you?

What, you don't remember?

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-21-2007, 04:35 PM
Where's the $100 I loaned you?

What, you don't remember?

I didn't say I'm a complete idiot...But if I really owe you the money, you'll have it by Wednesday.:)

ClintP
05-21-2007, 04:35 PM
I have been wanting to see it.

Dark Sasha
05-21-2007, 04:37 PM
It's a movie that should be seen.

Michael John Wheeler
05-21-2007, 04:41 PM
I heard there is a problem with the DVD, that it's too dark or something. I really want to get it, but does it have any problems? This was one of my favourite movies from last year.

Dark Sasha
05-21-2007, 04:42 PM
I heard there is a problem with the DVD, that it's too dark or something. I really want to get it, but does it have any problems? This was one of my favourite movies from last year.

It was very dark in the beginning, but it improves later on.

bartleby
05-21-2007, 04:42 PM
It's a movie that should be seen.

Much like children, it should be seen but not heard.

Lab-Rat
05-21-2007, 04:47 PM
I loved the movie. The story was very touching. The movie was beautifully shot.

It's honestly one of my favorite movies.


The Graphic Novel was pretty damn good as well.

Garth
05-21-2007, 05:07 PM
I took your advice on Mulholland Dr. but that movie still confused me. From what I read about this movie, I don't know how I feel about it. The plot sounds confusing to me. I get confused easily, is what I'm trying to say I guess.

Well Mulholland Dr. is a confusing movie. Don't feel bad about not being able to decipher it. Part of what's confusing is that it could mean so many different things, and any of them really could be right, if explained the correct way. This is similar to The Fountain, it could mean ALOT of different things. I wouldn't say the information is quite as dense as Mul. Dr., but it is certainly a higher concept film. If you are curious about it, check out the GN first. I read it before viewing the film, and I think it really helped quite a bit. As a side note, I also teared up at the climax of the film. Still awaiting my Blu-Ray disc from Target...Hope the darkness issue you folks mention isn't all that bad, it is a beatifully choreographed film.

Bill?
05-21-2007, 07:11 PM
wonderful movie. hell if I understand it. but it's damn beautiful.

Mark Mavro (kryptic6)
05-21-2007, 07:16 PM
Beautifully shot, sure. But it takes a lot more than that to make a movie good.

Based on what? What makes a movie good?

cmoney
05-21-2007, 07:20 PM
It was a lot better than I was led to believe it would be. Well worth a viewing.

Kody
05-21-2007, 07:28 PM
My opinion on The Fountain is that it would have made a much better short film than a feature. Darren Aronofsky always uses repetition, but in this particular film I found it really hurt the final product.

Having said that, I still did really enjoy it. I just thought it could have been leaner.

Sam Little
05-21-2007, 07:54 PM
I loved it immensely. Probably not for everybody. It certainly isn't action-packed. A mite pretentious perhaps, but I say the film earns it. Gorgeous to look at in any case.

haloJONES
05-21-2007, 08:02 PM
it is a wonderful piece of work

tdaniel
05-21-2007, 08:19 PM
Don't trust Bendis. It wasn't at all bad.

Did Brian really pan this? REALLY? Do you have a link or quote or proof!?! I'm stunned if it's true.

cmoney
05-21-2007, 08:57 PM
Did Brian really pan this? REALLY? Do you have a link or quote or proof!?! I'm stunned if it's true.

There's a fairly recent thread talking about Pan's Labyrinth and The Fountain coming out on DVD, in which he offers up his negative opinion. It's all right here:

http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=112795

Brandon Reynolds
05-21-2007, 09:05 PM
I personally loved it. It's one of those kind of film that makes you think about long after the credits roll.

Garth
05-21-2007, 09:22 PM
I personally loved it. It's one of those kind of film that makes you think about long after the credits roll.

Yeah, it definitely haunted my thoughts for days and weeks afterwards.

tdaniel
05-21-2007, 10:02 PM
Fountain was one of the best films I've ever seen. I think I'm going to be watching it 25 years from today like I do Blade Runner now.

Blandy vs Terrorism
05-21-2007, 10:13 PM
Renting it next.

emeraldsundae
05-21-2007, 10:42 PM
My boyfriend and I saw it together. We both really liked it.

The visuals were just amazing, and, yeah, the story brought me to tears.

Dark Sasha
05-22-2007, 10:19 AM
Sure Jackman kinda makes out with a tree, but whatever.

Sam Little
05-22-2007, 10:22 AM
That tree was HAWT!

Dark Sasha
05-22-2007, 10:25 AM
That tree was HAWT!

Damn right.

JHickman
05-22-2007, 10:52 AM
I saw this last night, and it was wonderful.

I do think it could have been better, as it would have been very easy to tie certain plot elements together tighter... but I was pretty much in love with it.

The only thing I hated was Jackman in the lotus position (or whatever) when it went CGI at the end. Too floaty.

I'd love to know if that was shot on film or HD.

jason hissong
05-22-2007, 10:53 AM
i loved it.

Joe Kalicki
01-31-2008, 06:10 AM
It was really crappy.

Garth
01-31-2008, 06:54 AM
It was really crappy.

You just hate it because...
His true love dies and that hits too close to home for you right now

Joe Kalicki
01-31-2008, 07:33 AM
You just hate it because...
His true love dies and that hits too close to home for you right now

No. . .

I hate it because it makes no sense.

NewChad
01-31-2008, 07:58 AM
I liked it, but I kept thinking it would have been so superior with the original cast of Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt.

Bill!
01-31-2008, 07:59 AM
No. . .

I hate it because it makes no sense.


Maybe you need to understand it first. It makes complete sense to me.

Bill!
01-31-2008, 08:00 AM
I liked it, but I kept thinking it would have been so superior with the original cast of Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt.

I actually really dug it with the current cast. It felt much better as a small project. Pitt and Blanchett don't make automatic great movies (see Troy and Elizabeth). It felt very nice and simple and Jackman and Weisz worked perfectly off each other for this love story.

allanpat
01-31-2008, 08:00 AM
bored me to tears. couldn't even finish it. it looked purdy though

Nick Spencer
01-31-2008, 08:03 AM
Love this movie.

Forrest
01-31-2008, 08:11 AM
I agree on both counts. Seriously, the climax of that movie was so visually beautiful I was honestly near tears. It's definitely an acquired taste though


bored me to tears. couldn't even finish it. it looked purdy though

It's one of my favorite movies but at the same time, I completely understand why many others would be bored by it. The Fountain is a VERY acquired taste.

Garth
01-31-2008, 08:21 AM
I actually really dug it with the current cast. It felt much better as a small project. Pitt and Blanchett don't make automatic great movies (see Troy and Elizabeth). It felt very nice and simple and Jackman and Weisz worked perfectly off each other for this love story.

Yeah, both were perfect. I don't dislike Pitt, he does some really great work. But I think Jackman brought a great vulnerability and tragic character to the film.

Garth
01-31-2008, 08:22 AM
It's one of my favorite movies but at the same time, I completely understand why many others would be bored by it. The Fountain is a VERY acquired taste.

Yeah, I am very careful who I recommend it to.

Horizon Drive
01-31-2008, 09:25 AM
Great movie. I rated it five stars on Netflix. I was expecting this dense and incomprehensible movie based on the negative review I heard.

It wasn't. If you are looking for an explanation of what happens in the movie, one of the main characters pretty much explains it. Without giving anything away, the character says something like: "It starts here, and ends there". If you listen to him or her, you can follow the narrative of this movie.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying this is a simple movie. It is complex and layered, but not impossible to follow.