first and foremost, hugh jackman and rachel weisz gave fucking incredible performances, and the soundtrack is breathtaking.
for the modern and past scenes, this movie toed the line between profound and cheesy, but managed to stay on the right side of it.
unfortunately, the rest of the movie (possibly the future...?) was bad cgi, overexposed shots, and gold lighting that cheapened the effect of what aronofsky was trying to portray, to the point that it ruined it for me. i wanted this to be something important and thought-provoking (and the story kind of is!) but in execution, it ended up making me cringe.