Noah (2014)

logoDirector: Darren Aronofsky

Writer: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel (Screenplay)

Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte, Mark Margolis, Kevin Durand

 

Plot: A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

 

Verdict: Visual Beautiful

 

Story: We all know the basic story about Noah and his Ark. This builds on the idea that if it was real the human challenges sacrifices would be huge to make, leaving us to watch how the family struggles through them all. We also see how they would deal with the large amounts of animals, but question whether they would be the last humans. All together it is built to an epic scale that does test morale questions about how to deal with what is going on. (8/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Russell Crowe: Noah the man who has had the vision about the great flood and along with his family he sets out to protect them and complete the wishes of God. Good performance as one of the greatest characters the Bible ever created. (8/10)

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Jennifer Connelly: Naameh the wife of Noah who supports on the trip and tests his human side over his religious side. Good supporting role and does have some powerful scenes but otherwise is only a background to the bigger picture. (8/10)

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Ray Winstone: Tubal-Cain the villain of the piece who tries to stop the ark and turn one of Noah’s children against him. Good villainous performance without being pure evil, just desperate to survive. (8/10)

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Anthony Hopkins: Methuselah the mythical oldest man to live from the Bible, father of Noah and guider on the creation of the ark. Good supporting performance that works for Hopkins. (7/10)

 

Emma Watson: Ila found wounded she becomes part of Noah’s family before becoming a love interest for Shem. Good supporting role breaking out of the Harry Potter character most people are used to seeing her in. (8/10)

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Logan Lerman: Ham the middle child who wants to have love but with what is happening he starts to lose faith in his father. Good performance in the lost son role, showing how each side could be right and wrong with the cleansing.  (7/10)

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Douglas Booth: Shem the oldest son and to become leader of the family once Noah has passed, he works as hard as his father and will be a great replacement but when he love interest starts to change his relationship with his father he is ready to step up now. Good performance from the most unknown of the main characters standing toe-to-toe with the greats involved. (8/10)

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Director Review: Darren Aronofsky – Good direction to turn the epic story from the Bible into an epic screen adaptation. (8/10)

 

Action: Even though there are only a couple of action scenes they are put together brilliantly. (8/10)

Drama: Good drama showing the relationships between the characters and how they are being effects by what is going on. (9/10)

Settings: Even though each setting is very much CGI is looks beautiful and authentic. (9/10)
Special Effects
: Stunning CGI to create everything going on with the actors. (10/10)

Suggestion: I think this is one to try it might not be for everyone as it is long and a lot of people nowadays don’t believe or care about Biblical stories. (Try)

 

Best Part: The fight before the ark launch.

Worst Part: It is long.

Action Scene Of The Film: The ark launch fight.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: It could get a few nods most for visual effects.

Box Office: $359 Million

Budget: $125 Million

Runtime: 2 Hour 18 Minutes

Tagline: Rediscover the epic story of one man and the most remarkable event in our history.

 

Overall: Epic Tale Comes to Life

Rating 80