Saturday, June 14, 2014
Noah * * * 1/2
From the perspective of movie story telling, Noah entertains very well with plot, action, special effects, creatures and magic that all seem more at home in a movie like "The Hobbit" than they do in the retelling of a biblical story. The movie adds its own Hollywood spin that seems to have a lot of Greenpeace influence and a little bit Darwinian, while also remaining somewhat respectful to the biblical stories. The fact that they embellished and changed the story so much might turn off some of the faithful, but the movie is both entertaining and emotionally moving. And this is despite the mishmash of many different elements that don't quite match what you learned in Sunday School. This is a new spin on an old story and it works.
Sequel? Just kidding.
Posted by John Coffey at 9:54 PM