Sunday, 14 June 2015

Noah (2014)

Noah is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

Idiosyncratic, risky and not fully successful artistic attempt to reinterpret the Biblical Flood narrative; it has great visuals, some moving moments and even suspense, but can also be plain silly - not that far advanced to Cecil B. DeMille's movies.

Maltin***: "Inventive expansion of the biblical tale...Disparate elements don't blend seamlessly - the rock creatures, known as Watchers, seem to come from a Ray Harryhausen picture - but there is much to admire. The building of the ark and the coming of the flood are truly impressive. Crowe has never been better, Hopkins adds an unexpected light touch as Methuselah, and Winstone is a formidable villain."

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