Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Noah (2014)

Director: Darren Aronofsky. Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Nick Nolte, Frank Langella. 138 min. Rated PG-13. 

Annoying at best; insulting at its worst. As though the biblical story was already proven fact, Aronofsky takes huge liberties on the tale's most basic elements, and projects his extremely personal interpretation of the Noah story via a spectacular tapestry, and a sadistic manipulation of the viewer's emotions towards the end. Spice it up with elements from The Last Temptation of Christ, The Shining, and Lord of the Rings, and Noah makes you feel sorry all this effort, talent and budget went into making such a twisted retelling - by a good director whose audacity may even offend non-believers.

Trivia: Strange gathering of duos from other movies: Crowe and Connelly co-starred in A Beautiful Mind, Connelly starred in Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, Watson and Lerman were both in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Crowe and Lerman co-starred in 3:10 to Yuma, Winstone and Lerman co-starred in Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Not that it means anything.

Mo says:


  1. I haven't heard many positive comments about Noah, I'll give it a miss!