History YMMV / TheFountain

8th Nov '15 6:23:53 PM nombretomado
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Clint Mansell's score is nothing short of terrifyingly beautiful and stunningly emotional. Then again, one could expect no less from the award-winning [[RequiemForADream frequent collaborator]] of director [[Creator/DarrenAronofsky Darren Aronofsky]]. Just listen to "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihF_aXi-Huk Death is the Road to Awe]]" if you still aren't convinced that Clint Mansell can make the world end.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Clint Mansell's score is nothing short of terrifyingly beautiful and stunningly emotional. Then again, one could expect no less from the award-winning [[RequiemForADream [[Film/RequiemForADream frequent collaborator]] of director [[Creator/DarrenAronofsky Darren Aronofsky]]. Just listen to "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihF_aXi-Huk Death is the Road to Awe]]" if you still aren't convinced that Clint Mansell can make the world end.
16th Oct '15 11:59:51 AM Infection
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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Jackman, who plays three different characters in the film and does so amazingly well. In fact he spent hours with Aronofsky working on the physicality for each of the three roles. Tomas the id, with a very aggressive walk, coming straight from the pelvis. Tom the superego, incredibly emotional and light. Tommy the ego, very cerebral and driven, focused.



* {{Narm}}: Some people found it absurd how [[spoiler: the flowers explode rapidly on Tomas's body when he drinks from the sticky white sap of the Tree of Life]].



* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Jackman, who plays three different characters in the film and does so amazingly well. In fact he spent hours with Aronofsky working on the physicality for each of the three roles. Tomas the id, with a very aggressive walk, coming straight from the pelvis. Tom the superego, incredibly emotional and light. Tommy the ego, very cerebral and driven, focused.
* {{Narm}}: Some people found it absurd how [[spoiler: the flowers explode rapidly on Tomas's body when he drinks from the sticky white sap of the Tree of Life]].
6th Oct '15 5:52:59 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** [=WatchMojo=] rated it #2 on their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA5o-BTWKqo Top 10 Underrated Movies]] list, behind only ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou.''
10th Aug '14 9:21:15 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* GrowingTheBeard: Hugh Jackman did so literally and figuratively with this film.

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* GrowingTheBeard: Hugh Jackman did so literally and figuratively with this film. Before ''The Fountain'', he was still largely known for his roles in crowd-pleasing action movies (''Film/XMen'', ''Film/{{Swordfish}}'', ''Film/VanHelsing'', etc.), and few people had any reason to see him as anything more than a generic "bad boy" action hero. With his role as Tommy, he showed that he was willing to work on more experimental films that weren't guaranteed blockbusters, and he got to showcase his impressive acting range for one of the first times in his career.
10th Aug '14 8:25:57 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* VindicatedByHistory: Even though this movie was largely ignored by the awards circuit (see AwardSnub above), audiences in more recent years have been a bit more willing to at least recognize its ambitions, largely because the one-two punch of ''Film/TheWrestler'' and ''Film/BlackSwan'' helped make Darren Aronofsky an Academy darling once again, proving that ''Film/RequiemForADream'' wasn't a fluke. It's still considered one of his weaker films, mind, but it's at least regarded as a crucial entry in the filmography of one of the more notable directors in the business today.
26th Jun '14 8:37:17 PM Quietomega
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16th Jun '13 10:59:21 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* HilariousInHindsight: In the earliest version of the film, Tommy and Izzy were supposed to be played by Creator/BradPitt and CateBlanchett, who dropped out of the cast when the studio refused to fund the earliest version. Just two years after ''TheFountain'' came out, they were cast in a ''different'' film in which they play [[Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton star-crossed lovers who must deal with the complications of unusual movement through time]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: In the earliest version of the film, Tommy and Izzy were supposed to be played by Creator/BradPitt and CateBlanchett, who dropped out of the cast when the studio refused to fund the earliest version. Just two years after ''TheFountain'' came out, they were cast in a ''different'' film in which they play played [[Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton star-crossed lovers who must deal dealing with the complications of unusual movement through time]].
16th Jun '13 10:58:28 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* HilariousInHindsight: In the earliest version of the film, Tommy and Izzy were supposed to be played by Creator/BradPitt and CateBlanchett. Just two years after ''TheFountain'' came out, they were cast in a ''different'' film in which they play [[Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton star-crossed lovers who must deal with the complications of unusual movement through time]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: In the earliest version of the film, Tommy and Izzy were supposed to be played by Creator/BradPitt and CateBlanchett.CateBlanchett, who dropped out of the cast when the studio refused to fund the earliest version. Just two years after ''TheFountain'' came out, they were cast in a ''different'' film in which they play [[Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton star-crossed lovers who must deal with the complications of unusual movement through time]].
31st May '13 4:44:10 PM MagBas
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* AdaptationDecay: Actually inverted with Vertigo comics' graphic novel adaptation, though it's debatable whether it qualifies as an adaptation or a companion piece. While the film certainly has its admirers, it was a box office disaster, and received (at best) mixed reviews from critics. The graphic novel, on the other hand, was met with almost universal acclaim for both its story and its art (which was fully painted by artist Kent Williams). It even came out #9 in [[{{IGN 64}} IGN]]'s list of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/TheFountain?action=edit the 25 best Vertigo books of all time]].
29th May '13 12:37:30 PM Tuckerscreator
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* HilariousInHindsight: In the earliest version of the film, Tommy and Izzy were supposed to be played by BradPitt and CateBlanchett. Just two years after ''TheFountain'' came out, they were cast in a ''different'' film in which they play [[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton star-crossed lovers who must deal with the complications of unusual movement through time]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: In the earliest version of the film, Tommy and Izzy were supposed to be played by BradPitt Creator/BradPitt and CateBlanchett. Just two years after ''TheFountain'' came out, they were cast in a ''different'' film in which they play [[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton [[Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton star-crossed lovers who must deal with the complications of unusual movement through time]].
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