The Fountain Explained At Last

Alright, this may be too early in the morning for this, but here we go anyway.

When I saw The Fountain, I thought it was a visual and audio masterpiece, with a plot that bordered on complete nonsense. As in, it was so bizarre, it was hard to enjoy the film at all despite the obvious quality of the visuals and score. Over the years, I’ve tried to go back and watch it again, but I’ve found I simply…can’t.

Thankfully, Dave Chen of Slashfilm did, and he has created a video that’s a rather excellent 13 minute exploration of the movie’s plot and themes, and it’s the first coherent way I’ve seen the film explained to date. If you loved or hated the movie, the above is definitely a must-watch.

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