The film is loosely based on the Christian Bible Old testament, and it is considered by many Americans to be a documentary rather than a hollywood a-grade flick.
The whole tale of Noah in the Bible is not exactly very big on detail, which gives a lot of wriggle room for the director, Darren Aronofsky, that’s what he does – from adding plenty of extra characters to creatures that would probably fit more in a “Percy Jackson – Lord of the Rings” kind of fantasy movie, while keeping all of the plot absurdities from the original story more or less intact.
It is perhaps Jennifer Connelly who, playing opposite Crowe, pulls off the best performance – in the role of a woman in a hapless family trying desperately to keep a psychotic husband focused on the UN-ENVIABLE task of preserving the FUTURE of the WORLD.
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth & others.
Run time: 139 minutes