and probably lose tons of respect for me after I disclose this information. Especially since I've gone on and on in the last few months about my distaste for this particular film. But first, let me frame the situation: my cousins and I planned on watching Casino Royale tonight, but by the time we got to the theatre, the 7:15 show had sold out (and the next was at 10:15 or so.) The only film playing in the same time frame that all of us had interest in watching was The Fountain. I agreed to see it again, because even though I disliked it the first time around, I thought a second viewing might prove beneficial.
And gosh, it was a totally different experience this time around. I can't explain it; maybe back in September, my festival fatigue made me more pessimistic and impatient than usual. Maybe I was sitting too close to the screen. Can it be that my expectations were just too high that nothing would have lived upto them?
Tonight though, it worked. I was completely drained by the end, and had shed my share of tears. What does this mean? I don't even know if the film is a total success, but I feel that my prior review is kind of useless now. This is a very strange situation; never has my reaction to a film gone 180 in such a short span of time.
Anyways, just thought I would offer a sort of confessional post to explain the question mark.