okay, i missed it in the theatre. i don't remember seeing adds for the dvd release. so i bought it on ppv. tivo and all.
i settled in to watch it all snuggly in my bed.
it starts with hugh as a conquistador in south america somewhere. and he is having flashbacks to the queen sending him off. like 3 second scenes with no talking. he makes it thru this temple and encounters some mayan priest who stabs him and slashes at him with a torch. screaming...
now, in the meditating buddha position, we have hugh bald, looking like nosferatu. floating in a bubble where his companion is a tree. he flies down and lands lightly next to the tree. he then proceeds to have a repetition of the same flashback over and over.
we find out that rachel weis is his wife and she has a brain tumor. he is a doctor trying to find a cure for her. he operates on monkeys. he figures out that if he adds this compound from south american tree to some medication, it should work. they try it on the monkey who proceeds to get younger and healthier while the tumor stays put. his wife dies just before he discovers that he would've been able to remove her tumor safely if she had been treated with this new mix. several repeated flashbacks later, we realize that noferatu hugh is floating in this bubble through space to a nebula with the tree which is now his wife, so that when they are sucked into the nebula and explode, their new lives can begin.
weird, weird, weird
and a waste of my energy. very dark, quiet and disappointing for a hugh jackman film that i thought would be a love story about a couple who drank from the fountain of youth centuries ago and we follow them through time. that's what it should have been about!
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