Saturday, March 29, 2014

Noah (2014 film)

The story of Noah's Ark has been widely popularized in different forms of media but for this year, looks like the folks from Paramount wanted to give it a new spin to a biblical tale of Noah's Ark by creating an "untold story" to one of the most legendary tales as the faithfuls might remember as NOAH making waves to one of the most awaited films to hit this Spring.

NOAH

So, why would they make this film about the epic tale of Noah's Ark? Well, for starters, this so-called untold story of an epic tale wanted to give the new generation a fresh and modernized take so that viewers, sometimes churchy joes, will have a unique idea of what this story is meant to be. It stars Russel Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone (from The Sweeney movie, in case you remember this fella), Emma Watson (Hermione from the Harry Potter franchise), and Sir Anthony Hopkins (the original Dr. Hannibal Lecter), among many others.

Anyway, in this film, Noah was warned by an elder that a Great Flood is coming and it can't be stopped. When the end is near, Noah is on a race against time to save everything no matter what it takes. Well, you may heard that story from all of the versions of Noah's Ark but since this movie differentiates from all the other versions of Noah's Ark, everything about this story will never be the same...as a theory.

I know this movie tries to capture the new generation of churchy joes with its compelling storyline and the theme of courage, sacrifice, and hope but there are some chinks behind the film's defense and when you look at the first half, it feels like there has been some mashup of some fantasy movies you know. Feels a bit like, well, Lord of The Rings, Gladiator, Braveheart, Clash of the Titans, Beowulf, or any other fantasy films you have witnessed through the years. Noah really does had some references of those fantasy films when it comes to the first half but by the time the part about the Great Flood, it now kinda feels like Titanic meets 2012...or Perfect Storm meets Armageddon or any other disaster movie you may know.

In essence then, Noah is purely a combination of a fantasy movie and a disaster movie rather than focusing on being a movie targeted for the religious but despite all of the woes, it's still not quite bad.

I'd rate this an 2.5 out of 5 so it's okay...

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