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Noah (2014)


Well Kansas City with this being part of the Bible belt not everyone will accept or understand this film. This is definitely not your typical Biblical film. Set in what appears to be midieval times this film is pure fantasy written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. It is a different twist on an old story. The actors deliver strong performances lead by Russell Crowe who plays Noah. Jennifer Connely plays his wife Naameh, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth play his sons Ham and Shem. Emma Watson plays Ila Shem's woman. Anthony Hopkins is a delight as Methuselah. And Ray Winstone is the villain Tubal-Cain. Aronofsky's version is quite different to say the least referring to God as the Creator instead of the Lord our God. Infact there is no referrence to God at all, which in a supposed Biblical film is out of the ordinary. In fact this whole film is out of the ordinary. If you don't know the Biblical story of Noah then seeing this version will leave you with more questions. Especially the part about the watchers being big rocks who walk, talk and fight, but were originally angels that fell from heaven.

The only redeeming quality about this film is the special effects. They are amazing! Which makes this film a must see because the scene where the rains come and the flood begins is truly inspiring especially because of what it represents. This scene definitely should be experienced in IMAX theatre form.

In a sense it is a powerful film based on what it truly represents. The non-referrence to God, however makes it questionable. Over all the film is entertaining with this strong cast who hold your attention. There are some true referrences such as the story of Cain and Abel and how sin entered the world. Also the portrayal of the wickedness of men is very true then and now. So Kansas City for it's entertainment value and the subject of the film it gets 3 out of 5 popcorn bags.