6 fascinating immortality movies you should never miss
Director Darren Aronofsky's film The Fountain represents the longing of humanity to extend life with cleverly integrated metaphors. Across The Fountain are three different stories about three men seeking eternal life in three centuries. The three stories seem to be irrelevant but eventually, they all lead to an extremely touching and meaningful ending.
In addition to the good metaphorical images of science fiction and mystical elements, The Fountain is also highly praised for outstanding acting of starring actors Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.
Another immortal role of Hugh Jackman, superhero Logan (Wolverine) is known for his ability to heal wounds, even damage from atomic bombs. The Wolverine brings Logan to modern Japan, where his mutant ability becomes the target of an ambitious man.
Borrowing superhero elements, director James Mangold has conveyed another meaningful message: Rather than being a gift, immortality is the scary curse for anyone who owns such life.
Referring to the topic of finding immortal life, it is impossible to ignore the horror movie Get Out - the film that won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay by director and screenwriter Jordan Peele.
The film not only is about a nightmare of black people, but also conveys many metaphorical messages. Besides the story of white and black, Get Out also mentions the ambition to extend life by using the body other people.
THE AGE OF ADALINE
The Age of Adaline is the story of Adaline - a woman born in the twentieth century who accidentally has immortal life in her twenties. Unlike most of the rest of women, Adaline sees this gift as a curse and decides to live alone for a century. Everything just changes when Adaline meets a man who help her find the feelings of love, the passion to live up to her again.
Through this movie, Blake Lively had a chance to show the audience her acting talent and overcame the shadow of Gossip Girl.
Guillermo del Toro's Cronos introduces to the audience with a device that can bring immortal life to people. In 1993, an antique dealer accidentally discovered this device and its presence caused many powerful people to crave. However, this machine does not merely bring immortality to humans but also turns them into bloodthirsty vampires.
So far, Cronos has still been received praise from critics and audiences and always presents in the list of the excellent horror movies of all time.
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES
The vampire movie Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles brings together talented actors like Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst. The film begins when the plantation boss Louis is suffering from the pain of losing his wife and children and is subdued by the vow of the vampire Lestat. Given the immortal life of vampires, Louis experiences many other ups and downs and witnesses those who help him learn how to love to be destroyed in turn.
With wonderful acting, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles takes audiences through many touching moments of a story of love, betrayal, loneliness and hunger that humans must trade for immortality.
By: Dinah Gutierrez