30 Day Geek Out Challenge – Day 19

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Megan over at A Geeky Gal blog created this challenge for fellow geeks to share all about what makes them nerdy. You can see her completed challenge post here.

What series is underrated?

I can’t think of a series I thought was underrated but I can think of a movie – The Fountain.

Here’s the Wikipedia summary of the plot:

The film consists of three storylines involving immortality and the resulting loves lost, and one man’s pursuit of avoiding this fate in this life or beyond it. Jackman and Weisz play sets of characters bonded by love across time and space: a conquistador and his ill-fated queen, a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, and a traveler immersed in a universal journey alongside aspects of his lost love. The storylines—interwoven with use of match cuts and recurring visual motifs—reflect the themes and interplay of love and mortality.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fountain

This film really didn’t do great in the theaters and critics were kinda just meh about it, but it’s one of my favorite movies.

First of all, I love both Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. I especially loved Jackman’s portrayal of grief, which was poignant, real, and heartbreaking.

The film also has gorgeous visuals, which are complemented by a subtle yet emotional soundtrack by Clint Mansell.

If you’ve been reading my other 30 Day Geek Out Challenge posts, you may have noticed that I have a thing for tragic or star-cross romances in fiction.

Solas and Lavellan

Ben Solo and Rey

Pocohontas and John Smith

Aragorn and Arwen

I’m not sure why this is. I do love a happy ending, but a romance that follows a difficult path tugs on my heartstrings. There’s something about a love that isn’t easy that feels so passionate and interesting.

The Fountain keeps that theme going. The fact that the characters’ love story spans space and time makes it even more epic.

Although this movie kind of bombed, I would encourage anyone to check it out.


What did you think of The Fountain? What series or work do you think is underrated? Tell me all about it!

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