The Fountain – Film of The Decade

“The Fountain tells the three planed story of death and the quest for immortality. Following a couple played by Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz across a thousand years and the reaches of the universe. To say that The Fountain tells an ambitious story in its 90 odd minutes is like saying Sgt. Pepper is a bit better then the average pop album… The Fountain is one of those movies whose goals are barely recognizable when compared to other films. It doesn’t seek entertainment it seeks transcendence. -Bryce Wilson –  Things That Don’t Suck

I have been playing with the idea of doing a top ten list of the best science fiction films ever made.  I am sure the usual fare would make the list – 2001, BladeRunner, the original Solaris, the epic Phantom Menace (okay, just kidding) etc.  We’ve seen the lists a thousand times. We’ve read the comments. We’ve been called nazi’s.

Who cares?

But sometimes a film comes along that staggers us,  blowing the doors off what we thought was possible in cinema.  After seeing every space battle, every laser sword, every hulking spaceship go into hyperwarp transdrive, every space cowboy saunter into a space bar… blah blah blah.

Sometimes a miracle happens.

It’s a bold statement to crown a movie “Film of the Decade”. It’s sure to reign down arrows of ridicule and debasement  from people.   The film is not an easy one – either intellectually nor emotionally – to take.  It demands attention, commitment, and a fair amount of intelligence from the viewer.

In other words, it’s not something that will be making it’s debut on the SyFy channel anytime soon.

 

 

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One thought on “The Fountain – Film of The Decade

  1. If Skynet were to pick a science fiction movie of the decade it would have to be Children of Men. If you haven’t seen it Cy you may want to download it onto your memory banks next chance you get.

    P.S. don’t watch any terminator movies, they suck…

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