Warner Bros The Fountain had one of its first test screenings in Los Angeles last Wednesday and the early reviews are beginning to pop up.
The Fountain Review
Earlier this week we posted an extremely positive review for The Fountain HERE. The latest review is positive, but not nearly as much as before.
Darren Aronofsky has twice proven his willingness to hold some cards close to his chest like background, character depth and context. We rarely know much about his characters except for the grueling and inevitably painful task which lies before them for the course of the film. But in exchange he pours buckets of interesting and compelling visuals upon the audience which are always accompanied by a thematic chaser. The ever-present gold light that unites the three parallel characters (all played passionately and convincingly by Hugh Jackman) is both a harbinger of the inevitable, if not slightly overdone.
But Movie-goers that have the patience for and appreciate films like DONNIE DARKO, DANCER IN THE DARK and Aronofksy's earlier work will love THE FOUNTAIN.
Since we have begun to develop a small case of blue balls while waiting for the 2nd teaser trailer or feature trailer for The Fountain, the best cure for now is to head on over to IESB and read the entire review.