The Fountain Does Have its Supporters: Plenty of Positive Feedback
by Alex Billington
November 29, 2006
Since we've been running our weekly poster contest for The Fountain posters, I've been getting tons of entries in the contest. Part of it requires you to answer a question about how many times you've seen the movie. A lot of the entries have taken this above and beyond just that request and even added statements about just how incredible the movie actually is. I'm glad to hear this positive feedback in a world where I'm swamped too much by harshly negative opinions on what I call a masterpiece. It's delightful to read some of these, and I wanted to share some of them with everyone.
Most importantly I need to say I respect personal opinion more than anything. As much as all of us who are supporting this movie endlessly wish everyone else would love it too, not everyone does. And I respect that you can have your opinion. So for those of you that read all about this positive feedback are excited and then go see it and come out let down - then so be it. At least you saw it and gave it a chance, and that is most important.
A sampling of what's been said (these are 100% legitimate, sent to me in e-mail for the contest):
"What an amazing film by an amazing director."
"The most underrated movie of the year."
"It's definitely the sort of film that takes on its full meaning only after contemplation."
"I absolutely loved it, and it's stayed on my mind since last Friday when I saw, rare for films nowadays."
"I saw The Fountain for the first time last night, and I will be going back this week. I have to drag all my friends to see it now."
"The Fountain has now beaten out the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy for my favorite film experience ever."
"I saw The Fountain once on opening night. It was amazing in very unexpected ways. Will definitely catch it once or twice more before it leaves theaters."
"How many times have you seen The Fountain? Once. And I couldn't sleep last night thinking about it."
"It's just as amazing - if not moreso - the second time."
"I've seen The Fountain twice already. It's a great and beautiful film."
"I'll probably see it a second time before it leaves theaters. I'll buy it on DVD."
"I've only seen the film once, but I plan on seeing at least once or twice more in the theaters."
"How many times have you seen The Fountain? Twice and I can't wait to see it again."
"I've seen it at the very least four times already, three times with a girlfriend. Superb film."
"I saw The Fountain once on opening night but am going back this weekend with my father and then the next weekend with my girlfriend. I f*cking loved it."
"I have seen The Fountain twice. You either love it or hate it, and I loved it."
I won't say much more, as the decision to go see it is all up to you. It's not for everyone, and I'd like to make that message clear. However there are plenty of those out there who loved it and also those who hated it. The best I can do is leave you all with these thoughts that others have said. And thus concludes our coverage of The Fountain here on FirstShowing.net.
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
I watched the "The Fountain" and found myself clutching my girlfriend's hand very tightly as the last credit rolled by at the end. I've never cried in a movie theatre until now.
Gregory on Nov 30, 2006
I had several friends turn down my invitation to see the Fountain because of the bad reviews. So few movies get a good review, I tell them not to go by that and see what they think after seeing it. The movie is almost indescribable I have to agree with all the comments, genius, superb, brilliant and more. I can't wait to see it again! NCL
Naomi on Nov 30, 2006
I absolutely loved this film. It is the type of movie that I was completely immersed in and was so very moved by. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. It was so meaningful to me and my life, and I was so astounded by the music, the acting, the images- oh man those powerful images when he is reaching Xibalba! I heard a lot of people really disliked it and I am truly stumped. I guess theres some people who live and think in a very linear way and therefore, could not understand it nor the intent of the film. I am happy to hear there are so many others who were deeply moved by such a forward film, and such an enlightening story. If I could remember one piece of art work forever it would be this film.
Surya on Jun 29, 2007
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