Noah - A Review (EN)

24. august 2014 at 12:46 | Anny |  Noah
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Screenplay by: Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel
Based on: the biblical story in the book of Genesis
Starring: Russel Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth
Rating: 4.7 out of 5





We are all familiar with the story of the apocalypse in the Bible. God wanted to punish people for how they behaved and that is why he decided to flood the world. A man named Noah was chosen to save the innocent - the animals. He built an ark to save them and he and his family survived the end of the world and started from scratch.
Darren Aronofsky decided to do his own take on this huge story. He made it a huge conroversial blockbuster, which currently has to deal with a lot of judgement from the side of orthodox Christians, some of which can't really accept that it is a film that is supposed to make money. And according to IMDb, it is also quite successful in that matter.
The opening sequence repeats the oldest story in the world - the beginning of all. The animation is very impressive and also provides an easy way to slip into the story. The first few scenes made me a little bit confused, so I was quite grateful for some spoilers that I knew, because I sometimes can be unimaginably thick while watching films.
I went to see the film for Emma Watson, quite naturally. I think she was the main reason why a lot of people watched the film (along with Russel Crowe). Even though it was particulary her character's storyline that I liked the most, I think I would stay even if Ila wasn't a part of the story. But later about that.
As Emma Watson said earlier on David Letterman's Late Night Show, the biblical story fills only two pages in the Holy book. The director needed to stretch the film to at least 2 hours and that is why some gaps needed to be filled. One of these gaps were the Watchers. And that is one of the parts (along with some unnecessary violence) I did not like very much (that's why -0.3 rating). I took the story as a real deal and the Watchers were a bit distracting and although they were quite a nice addition, I don't really think they fit there entirely.
The main character's development was one of the most interesting things in the film. We can see what devotion can lead to. Eventually, when Noah is ready to commit and actually kill his family, it is when the whole story becomes very serious.
And finally - I have sometimes seen Emma Watson struggle with acting in her previous films. These were just glimpses and I am sure I was the only one, who saw them. But this film was when she really proved to me what a brilliant actress she was. Her cries, once again, broke my heart and her character's storyline was a wonderful addtiton to the whole story.
Darren Aronofsky, in my opinion, was trying to show us, what can happen if we treat our planet the same way we treat it now. Because no mater what people say, our world is corrupted and we need a re-boot to start again in a better light.

+:
SCENERY PORN, Emma and the babies plot, Russel and his performance, music and sound effects, visual effects
-: the Watchers, the stressful moments

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1 *Pavli* *Pavli* | Web | 24. august 2014 at 12:52 | React

pekný blog :o)

2 Anny Anny | Web | 24. august 2014 at 13:05 | React

[1]: Děkuju :)

3 Bonnie Bonnie | Web | 24. august 2014 at 19:24 | React

Tam hraje i  Anthony Hopkins? Jeee!

4 Anny Anny | Web | 24. august 2014 at 20:47 | React

[3]: Anthony je ten nejlepsi dedula :)

5 Felice Felice | Web | 25. august 2014 at 12:43 | React

Ešte v ten deň čo si mi napísala som si film pozrela a neľtuovala som, aj ked som mala isté obavy... Filmy od Darrena milujem (Requiem za sen, Čierna labuť), ale toto ma nejak nelákalo, len som chcela vidieť zo zvedavosti :D A čo sa týka Emmy a jej postavy, v niektorých scénach mi jej bolo tak strašne ľúto! :D Chúda, čím všetkým si prešla. Ale dokázala, že je naozaj skvelá herečka :)

6 Ennie Ennie | Web | 30. august 2014 at 19:27 | React

To je jeden z filmů, o kterém jsem uvažovala, že se na něj kouknu :)

7 Anny Anny | Web | 13. september 2014 at 18:58 | React

[6]: Rozhodne se podivej. Stoji to za to, Darren je uzany reziser.

Jinak, neodesla jsem. Jenom cekam, az se stane neco remarkable v Emma svete :) A pridavat kraviny se mi nechce, jelikoz mam ted hodne skoly. To zase prijde v rijnu, kdy mam prazdniny

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