Noah Blu-Ray Review

With Darren Aronofsky at the helm, Noah was always going to be a Biblically ambitious sight to behold, and a vividly strange one at that. Creative liberties are one thing, but did anyone expect the man behind Requiem For A Dream and The Fountain to adhere strictly to the Bible’s cut and dry storytelling? Aronofsky’s retelling of “Noah’s Ark” blends elements of Lord Of The Rings with God’s bleaker trials and tribulations, getting a wee bit darker than I remember Noah’s adventure, but stunning camerawork and artistic attention make use of massive color palates much like Andy Warhol might – but a Catholic school special, this is not. Either I zoned out when my Catholicism teacher detailed how gargantuan rock monsters helped Noah fight off an invading army of dissidents, or Aronofsky decided that religion needed a jolt of Hollywood magic.

Russell Crowe plays Noah, the
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This Week In Home Entertainment: Noah, Twin Peaks And More

Noah Blu-ray Darren Aronofsky has proven throughout his career that he is capable of stunning visuals and unique storytelling. The director needed both when pursuing the massive movie project, Noah, a story about a biblical flood and thousand of creatures sheltered by one family during the darkest of times. Aronofsky mostly pulls it off, telling a compelling biblical tale with ties to nature, and even monsters of a sort. Noah isn.t the family-friendly story people only familiar with the title might expect. Early on, we are introduced to a young Noah, who witnesses the death of his father at the hands of a sinning man named Tubal-Cain (Ray Winstone). As a grown-up, Noah (Russell Crowe) strives to live by the more earthly tenets his father taught them, tenets he then teaches his own wife (Jennifer Connelly) and sons (Logan Lerman, Douglass Booth and Leo McHugh Carroll). He begins to
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'Noah' (2014) Movie Review

Turning ninety-seven Biblical verses into a 138-minute movie is a feat unto itself. However, what director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky has done with Noah, is taken those one hundred verses and sought to answer the questions and fill in the blanks left open after reading Genesis 6-9. Noah, in this way, is largely respectful of its source material, but it doesn't accept the simplified nature of the story without wondering the hows and the whys of it all. Instead, Aronofsky and co-writer Ari Handel (The Fountain) wonder how God (referred to as The Creator in the film) "spoke" to Noah (Russell Crowe). It seeks to answer how Noah and his family -- his wife (Jennifer Connelly), three sons, Ham (Logan Lerman), Shem (Douglas Booth) and Japheth (Leo McHugh Carroll), and his adopted daughter Ila (Emma Watson) -- could have built an ark three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.
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Noah review

Review Ryan Lambie 31 Mar 2014 - 06:32

Russell Crowe builds a boat in Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic, Noah. Here's Ryan's review...

From the moment an army of angels crashes to Earth from heaven, only to emerge from the loam as stone-clad giants, it’s clear that Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is no ordinary Hollywood epic. This is a Biblical film for the Game Of Thrones generation, a myth for viewers more familiar with the books of Tolkien than the Book of Genesis.

Russell Crowe stars as a battle-ready Noah, who scratches out a grim existence in a pre-flood world that’s part Sunday school story, part Mad Max; the soil is barren, food is scarce, and humanity has descended into feral madness. The planet is overrun by the sons of Cain, the first murderer, and his descendants - led by a seething Ray Winstone as Tubal-Cain - have stripped the landscape of its resources.
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See This/Skip That: From an Ambitious Noah to A Proud Cesar Chavez

See This/Skip That: From an Ambitious Noah to A Proud Cesar Chavez
Russell Crowe is back in force as he puts himself up for Biblical scrutiny this weekend, helming an epic if not cruel film depiction of the Old Testament hero Noah, who packs up his Ark to save not only the critters, but humanity. Does this latest big-screen version hold water? Or will it pack plenty of controversy? Plus another hero takes on human rights and labor's inhumanity in the new biopic Cesar Chavez. Here's what to see and what to skip in theaters this weekend. See ThisNoah Comprising a mere handful of chapters, the story of Noah may be one
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Noah | Review

Wrath of a Titan: D’aronofsky’s Demilled Egg

Four years after his critically lauded Black Swan, a work of finesse made despite budgetary limitations from Darren Aronofosky, the director is back with grand Biblical epic, Noah. However, if any disclaimer is necessary concerning its loose inspiration from Christian mythology, it’s that the ambitious venture is colossally silly and unerringly stale. True, the film looks fantastic, employing dazzling visuals as it unveils the inevitable doom of the sinning descendants of murderous Cain, but as rankling as Aronofsky and screenwriter Ari Handel’s liberties may be to the Religious Right, the shackled narrative is as nonsensical as the source, a morale fable concerning a disapproving Creator’s overcomplicated punishment scheme that repositions the human race as a species re-populated exclusively via rampant incest.

Trotting scantily through Genesis with a series of images that are repeated throughout Noah’s nightmares, we
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Noah Movie Review

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Noah Movie Review
Title: Noah Directed By: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Leo McHugh Carroll, Madison Davenport, Gavin Casalegno, Nolan Gross, Skylar Burke, Dakota Goyo When you’ve got Darren Aronofsky bringing a Biblical tale to screen, expectations are through the roof. “Noah” may not meet those expectations, but the film does nestle in just a few notches below. It isn’t a mind-blowing epic, but it’s certainly a riveting and worthy retelling of this story. The film kicks off with a partial recap of creation, specifically what went down with Adam and Eve, and what became of their children, Cain, Abel and [ Read More ]

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Film Review: Daring Vision of Darren Aronofsky’s Epic ‘Noah’

Darren Aronofsky’s controversial “Noah” exists somewhere between the sentimental, straight-faced versions of biblical tales that Hollywood has been producing for decades and more auteur-driven fare like Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ”.

The result is often the best of both worlds, a film that feels remarkably ambitious and definably of a fabric with the themes this director has explored before but also stunningly emotional and adherent to the lessons of sacrifice intended by the original authors of this tale. Far more than just the two-by-two animal story that most of us learned in school, “Noah” not only has something to say about a search for meaning in the modern world but is vibrant, powerful filmmaking at the same time.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

From the very beginning, a discerning viewer knows this is not your standard biblical epic. The tone, the scope, the very design of the massive, stone-covered fallen
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Review: Russell Crowe is the stormy center of Aronofsky's turbulent and terrifying 'Noah'

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Review: Russell Crowe is the stormy center of Aronofsky's turbulent and terrifying 'Noah'
Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is not just one of the most ambitious films I've seen this year, it's one of the most ambitious films I've ever seen. It's a movie that is spilling over with ideas and images and emotional explorations of the metaphysical. It's a movie in which shamanic culture is part of the same tradition as fallen seraphim and blatant miracles. It tells a story that is so familiar at this point that it has no impact whatsoever and tells it in a way that is constantly pushing and challenging the viewer. Whatever your idea of the story of "Noah" is, Aronofsky, along with his co-writer Ari Handel, has found a distinct and different way into it, and what he's made is going to be worth conversation all year long. One of the first things that strikes you when reading the Bible is just how much of it is concerned with lineage.
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