Monday, 9 February 2015

Noah: The Dark World

Noah (USA 2014)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Screenwriters: Darren Aronofsky & Ari Handel (based on the book by an anonymous Israelite author)
Producers: Scott Franklin, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lemon, Douglas Booth, Anthony Hopkins
Screening: Embassy Theatre, Wellington

If you told me that Darren Aronofsky was making movie about the Genesis story of Noah and the ark, and it would be aimed at a relatively mainstream audience, would try and rationalise the odd morality of the Old Testament, would star Russell Crowe back in Gladiator mode, feature Lord of the Rings-like action sequences with rock monster golems, and showcase the superb talents of Clint Mansell (composer), and Matthew Libatique (cinematographer), I would have had two thoughts:

1. This will be rubbish;  and

2. It will, however, at least not be boring.

Unfortunately, I was only right about point 1.

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