28 June 2007

Radar Blips - The Fountain

The Year: 2006

The Players: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), that chick from The Mummy (Rachel Weisz), directed by Darren Aronofsky

The Take: $10 Million

Is that tree in space?: It is and it isn't. Its a tree that sprouted out of someones corpse, and thus carries on life from them as it navigates through space toward a nebula around a dying star.

Why you should see it: Surprisingly, this is more of a drama than a real sci-fi movie. Its about a dude named Tommy that is trying to save his cancer stricken wife Izzi through animal research. Izzi is writing a book set in the past based on her and "Thomas". All the while Tommy is imagining a future for "Tom" and the wife-tree. This is a beautifully filmed albeit odd film about coming to grips with death and trying to prevent it in various ways by searching for the "fountain" of youth.


Adam said...

and it gave me a headache from watching it and I want my two hours of life back that it stole :).

Didn't like the movie, I guess this is one of those times when the book is a whole lot better than the movie.

Liz said...

This movie is weird and kind of depressing, but it helps one understand that death is not such a bad thing and in a sense is not th end of life.