- Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:28 am
I can never firm up an opinion on Aronofsky, because my responses to his films are quite varied. I thought Pi was wonderful (still do), and thought there was great value (though no rewatchability) in REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. I was so bitterly disappointed he was aced out of the BATMAN reboot that I fully intended to boycott BATMAN BEGINS, but fortunately my wife talked me out of that call.
I fell asleep in the theater during THE FOUNTAIN, a movie I had very eagerly anticipated, and have fallen asleep on it at home too.
THE WRESTLER didn't grab me at all, though I loved BLACK SWAN. I was so disgusted by the NOAH article not happening (after conducting seven interviews for it, but before finding out the DP couldn't talk to me and that VFX wouldn't) that I haven't ever even bothered to see that one, and I'm on the fence about MOTHER, which was something (like ALTERED CARBON) that I pitched w/o success to a few magazines. If it proves obscure, maybe it will be obscure in that maddening-but-fun way TWIN PEAKS gets, which is something that works for me.
I guess what I'm saying is that if I get a rent-one-get-one-free offer from redbox, I'll be watching MOTHER quite soon.