Continuing my tradition of untimely movie reviews, here is mine of The Fountain.
I generally won't see a movie because of it's actors but Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz are beginning to change that idea for me. I found these two imminently watchable and that is a good thing because this is a really intense movie.
The story line interweaves three different timelines with incarnations of the same character. While it takes a bit of mental effort, it doesn't take too long to get caught up in the struggles of the characters-- particularly the contemporary ones. If you are the kind of movie viewer who goes for Stephan Segal-type flicks. Don't bother watching. You will be in too far over your head.
I think the movie is an excellent examination of the balance between searching for immortality and the acceptance of the role death. The color palette, the cinematography as well as the story are really metaphor city. The intertwining of objects between different time periods is really helpful as well as beautiful.
I could probably go through this movie and really enjoy breaking it down and that's something I rarely do. Usually, I just go, "huh" and walk off and do something else. This one is really going to stick with me for a while.