Monday, April 20, 2015

Noah (2014)

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte

In the beginning of humans on this planet, there was the descendant of Adam's son Seth, Noah. The world was being destroyed by Tubal-cain who had made himself king of the world. Noah kept his family isolated from all others. He started to receive messages from God to save the animals on the land. God was planning on judging the land with a flood to make the world clean again. Noah and his family started to build an arc to hold two of each animal on Earth. Tubal-cain found out and sent his people to take over the arc for their King to saves from God wrath.

We all know the story of Noah and the arc, and that he brought the animals on two by two. It is a great children's Bible story. Now when it comes to the movie, there are some added touches that work for the movie, but did they really need to do that. The story itself is pretty simple and to the point, Noah and his family build an arc for animals and themselves to care for them.

The Watches were an interesting added part to the story of which I must have forgotten about. I was watching this movie saying that I don't remember any rock monsters in the Bible. Then they explain that they are fallen angles that got trapped in the Earth and punished by God. It really freaked me out. They had to add a battle seen in the movie that looks a lot like the some of the fighting scenes from the Lord of the Ring movies. Some of those motions were very much the same. I think all of this could have been left out of the movie, and it still would have been good.

The cast was well played. Russell Crowe was good as he always is. I think he is a good actor but not a great by far.  Jennifer Connelly has actually showed some aging in this movie. It was so weird to see her looking older. For the longest time, I believed her to be a vampire, because she seems to never age and looks amazing. Anthony Hopkins as Noah's grandfather,  Methuselah. I forgot about that little fact. I really like the way they portrayed the character. He was wise and kind with lots of care for his family. Emma Watson was not in the movie that much, but her performance shine out to be noticed.
I thought this was a good movie, but it just does  not seem like a movie you would want to watch over and over. It is worth seeing though. The special effects are amazing. Most of the animals look real, but better yet, the arc looks real. Give it a shot. Enjoy.

Noah (2014) Trailer

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