The Fountain explained by Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky is taking some time out at the Toronto Film Festival to actually explain what The Fountain is all about, and someone has kindly captured the explanation for the world to see and put it online.
I wonder if the explanation is for those who are going to see it after hearing the negative responses from critics, or for the remaining critics going to see it, or for both, or even that he doesn't care and he just wants to explain it anyway. Frankly I think the last, he was asked the question so he explained it. Although people do care about what critics, reviewers and the audience think, what ultimately matters is if they are happy with the work and if the Studio makes enough money from it to employ them again, perhaps not in that order.
Okay, I'm being a bit black and white on that one, but you see the point. Anyway, Cinemablend have the video of the conversation, and although I can't watch it at work it looks like it might be an interesting and indepth one which would be worth a look if you're planning on seeing the movie, and I know I am despite the negative comments from critics - after all, what do they know? (I don't class myself as one by the way!)
Are you swayed by the negativity? Are you still going to be seeing this film, and is it because of the cast, director, and\or the sheer scale of the plot?