Movie Review – Noah

by Donald Hanson • April 3, 2014 • Movie ReviewsComments (0)1228


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The movie Noah stars Russell Crowe as the title character but this movie isn’t the Sunday School story you may remember. Sure, it’s based on the biblical story but this movie takes some serious artistic license and that is a good thing.

Don’t going in looking for religious accuracy. You will not find it. You will however find a dark and unique story with some unexpected twists and an examination of human nature and frailty. The acting is great all around starting with the always great Russell Crowe. Jennifer Connely, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ray Winstone round out the excellent cast.

This movie has fun with the religious genre by adding sci-fi and fantasy elements to great effect. I am not going to give anything away but the characters called the watchers in the movie are awesome and look like something out of a ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie.

In the end, the key for any movie should be how well the story and characters work and this is a fairly engrossing movie. Don’t go in looking for a bible story, go in looking for an interesting film.

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