I must say, I think both Pi and Requiem are truly outstanding. The Fountain... After only one viewing I'm not sure whether it achieved what it set out to do. I do know that I didn't find it as compelling. It felt quite flat, all the way through. The complete opposite of the thrilling ups and downs of his other films. Not that I wanted The Fountain to be a manic experience, but I needed something more than I got. There are many positive things about The Fountain (the acting, the look) but it's not the complete package.