Thursday, October 30, 2008

Past, Present, Future Stories Rock.

I just saw the most amazing, beautiful, stunning movie the other night, "The Fountain" with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. Any sci-fi/fantasy lover should check it out. I don't know why it didn't get better reviews. I thought the story was very well thought out and Jackman was amazing. I really believed his character. I think I'd never watched it before because I thought it was going to be overly sappy and romantic [Don't get me wrong, I'm all about romance movies, just not too cheesy] but it proved me wrong. Great stuff. See it.

ETA: Oh, and I am one of those geeks who loves, loves, loves the "special features" on DVD's. I love all the behind the scenes clips and seeing how movies are made. Sometimes, I like that stuff better than the movie. This one has a great "making of" from the first time the movie had to shut down filming in Australia to where they started over in Montreal. Also, they used good old fashioned special FX for budget reasons, and I think it made it that much more amazing to me. For some reason Darren Aronofsky, the director, wasn't allowed to add a commentary track to the DVD, so he recorded one on his own and it can be downloaded here.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Foobella, thanks for giving this movie a review. I love Hugh Jackman and when I read your review, ran upstairs to ask my husband if we had seen this movie because it sounded so familiar to me. He said we hadn't..although, I must have heard about it somewhere. You've prompted me to go add it to my netflix que....Thanks.

    Yes, you would fo sure love Bryce Canyon and I'm not actually sure there is a person who wouldn't love it....the scenery is so beautiful and if you love to take photos, you would have a ball there.

    Ruth

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  2. Glad to be of service, Ruth. I think you will love it. As I said, Jackman is really great in it. It's really the little things actors do that tell you how good they are. The concern he shows for his wife seems so real to me. I think you'll see what I mean when you watch it. sigh...and it doesn't hurt that he's dreamy, either. ;)

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