Noah – Rediscover the epic story of one man and the most remarkable event in our history.
Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel.
Based on the Book by G0d.
Whenever there is a movie about the Bible there will always be controversy, why should this movie be any different. Noah (Crowe) receives a vision from God that Earth is to be flooded. He consults Methuselah (Hopkins) who informs Noah that God will show him the way. He realizes that he is to build an ark for the coming flood. Noah may not be clear on what God intends and that confusion creates some incredible tension. There are serious liberties that have been taken with this story, but this is not a presentation of fact. It is the retelling of an incredible event in our past and I seriously doubt that Rock Monsters were around to help Noah through this ordeal. This is not an identical retelling of the story from the Bible. Take this for what it is…a movie, if it becomes a starting point for a discussion on the Bible, then I say “great.” There are some great performances in this movie by Crowe, Connelly, Watson and Winstone. It was Emma Watson that surprised me most because she has left Hermione Granger in the past and this very good actress now has a promising future, well done Emma. The scene when the water engulfs the ark is amazing and the planting of the seed is brilliant. This movie movie was almost two and a half hours long and it did not feel like it. The movie carried itself from scene to scene, from beginning to end, and I was drawn into the story. I believe this movie is worth a viewing.
Runtime: 138 Minutes
Production Budget: $125,000,000
CC Rating: 9 out of 10
If you liked this try: Masada (TV Mini Series), The Last Temptation of Christ, Gladiator, The Wrestler.