Saw this yesterday evening... Now, before I begin, let me just say that I am a great admirer of Darren Aronofsky's work. I loved his first movie, Pi, and Requiem for a Dream is just a great flick despite (or perhaps because of) its subject matter. (Of course, Ellen Burstyn's performance in Requiem is just amazing.) So I was really, really looking forward to The Fountain. You've probably already guessed where this is going... I came away from this movie with a sort of "meh" feeling. The visuals are pretty cool, and I liked how the story jumps from the past (Tomas) to the present (Tommy) to the future (Tom)... but beyond that, it came off as a sort of "guy meets girl, guy loves girl, guy loses girl, guy will do anything to get her back" sort of story. The comparisons I've seen between this movie and 2001: a space odyssey are, in my mind, undeserved; 2001 stands head and shoulders over The Fountain. Anyway, if you liked Pi or Requiem, you will probably like The Fountain (like, not love)... but if you haven't seen either of those two movies, I don't know if you'll appreciate The Fountain.